Head of Finance, Compliance & Control

Winchester, Hampshire, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
22 Sep 2023
22 Oct 2023
Experience level
Job Description

Who we are

Arqiva is at the heart of the broadcast and utilities sector in the UK and beyond.

Through our infrastructure we ensure media and data is taken from, and delivered to where it is most valued, whether that's from broadcasters to your TV screen or radio, or from your smart meter to the utility company. Even if you haven't heard of us before, the chances are you're indirectly a customer of ours and our infrastructure is part of your everyday life!

We have a rich heritage and an exciting future ahead of us, and there's so much more to us that we can't wait to share with you.

Salary/package: Up to £105k per annum + 20% Bonus and comprehensive company benefits
Location: Winchester Crawley Court

  • Primary responsibility for owning the audit/stakeholder relationships including appointed external auditors, the Audit and Risk Committee and any Appointed Accountants as required. Responsible for the production of all external financial reporting obligations including; statutory accounts, regulatory accounts, investor reporting and compliance certificates to meet the group's listed debt obligations.
  • Overall responsibility for management of robust financial controls for the group across all business processes, ensuring the risk of fraud is mitigated, acting as 'owner' of the general ledger. This includes periodic reviews of the internal control framework, reconciliation of Balance Sheet and other financial ledgers, as appropriate and ensuring accurate recording of transactions. Review and drive actions for continuous improvement of the function.
  • Arqiva's Subject Matter Expert (SME) on accounting principles and external audit requirements, establishing Arqiva's accounting policies and ensuring they remain compliant, and optimised for Arqiva's position. Provide pro-active technical financial accounting guidance and advice to the business to structure compliant commercial agreements that deliver optimal financial outcomes for the group. Regular review of complex contracts and judgement areas to ensure appropriate accounting and provisioning.
  • Drive finance workstreams on large scale projects across the Group, including Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Group re-structuring and elements of re-financing initiatives. Appointing and co-ordinating with external parties such as Reporting Accountants and Due Diligence Providers.
  • Undertake ad hoc special projects in support of the groups strategic plans as required in consultation with Group FD and CFO.

Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA)

  • Extensive track record of leading technical accounting and financial control functions including management of external auditors.
  • Working knowledge of M&A / refinancing projects and Due Diligence assignments
  • Working knowledge of Corporation tax and group company structures.
Technical / Professional Skillset(s):
  • Extensive knowledge of current technical accounting principles including the accounting for complex contracts
  • Extensive knowledge of the required financial reporting for listed / Public Interest Entities
  • Extensive knowledge and use of Microsoft Office particularly Excel
  • Business analytics and report writing capabilities and experience at working with board and committee members and managing external stakeholder relationships.
More than anything, we want to work with people who are passionate about what they do and believe in our vision. So, if you think you have most of the skills and / or experience we are looking for, then please do apply for the role - we want to hear from you!

What do you need to be the best version of you...

We have worked closely with our colleagues during the past 18 months to create Work. Life. Smarter. - our approach and commitment to a flexible and hybrid working culture for everyone. Our approach gives our colleagues empowerment and support to work in ways that enable them to thrive in their role. We are very much on a learning journey at Arqiva, but through a balance of in-person and remote working opportunities, we are encouraging our teams to work together to put in place what works best for them, ensuring that they're meeting individual, team and customer needs.

Our colleagues feel empowered by the opportunities available to them to ensure we all bring our very best selves to work, wherever that may be, and we welcome the opportunity to talk to you about how Work. Life. Smarter. could work for the role you are interested in, as well as formal flexible working requests such as part-time or job shares.

Inclusive Arqiva

For us, building a working environment that is diverse, inclusive and engaged, is a positive for both our colleagues and our customers. This is why we have invested in our partnerships with initiatives and organisations such as Tommy's Pregnancy at Work, Inclusive Employers and WISE (Women in Science and Engineering).

We also have active and thriving networks to support our colleagues like our Working Families network, Women at Arqiva and Diversity Ambassadors. Take a look at our LinkedIn Life page for more details - https://www.linkedin.com/company/arqiva/life

We are working hard to ensure that we are making exciting opportunities accessible to all, and that every employee feels valued, heard and respected so that we can continue to build a high performance, high engagement culture.


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