Financial Reporting Team Leader, Long Term Incentives & Venture Capital Entities

Poznan, Polska
Competitive salary and bonus plan
12 Nov 2021
12 Dec 2021
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

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Financial Reporting Team Leader, Long Term Incentives & Venture Capital Entities

We are looking for a Team Leader who will manage the complete, accurate and timely delivery of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) reporting for two key areas of the Corporate Specialist Accounting department:

  • Long Term Incentives (LTI) provided to UK and US employees including disclosures in the Annual Report and Accounts
  • Venture Capital (VC) entities located in the US and the UK, and the planning and forecasting activities for these entities.

In this role you will…

  • Internal/External Reporting of Actuals - Deliver the month end and quarter end finance activities, including variance commentary and all close activities including the IFRS2 charge and financial incentive (carry) calculations for the VC companies.
  • Responsible for calculation of the IFRS2 charge for local entity statutory accounts and GSK joint ventures
  • Ownership of the accounting for all GSK Award Schemes
  • ESOT Trust – review of the accounting for the two ESOT Trust and entities, including responsibility to ensure that all management recharges take place correctly.   
  • Primary point of contact for third party provider for finance queries pertaining to employee portal.
  • Forecasting and Budgeting – Preparation of the cost of LTI plans for the forecasting and planning cycles. Act as principal point of contact for all planning and forecasting activities for the VC companies and provide commentary on key variances/business drivers and any actions required.
  • Work with Finance Manager to provide technical accounting advice to the Corporate Development Team and prepare financial approval papers, including coordination of inputs and approvals from External Reporting, Tax and Treasury.
  • Work with Investment Team on valuation discussions with investment managers on all companies in preparation for quarter end reporting.
  • Prepare and review with Finance Manager quarterly reports on equity sell downs and other regulatory requirements to Corp Secretariat for the equity investments. This includes Hart Scott Rodino filings. 
  • Support Finance Manager with review and filing of UK statutory accounts whilst working with the service provider to deliver in a timely fashion and to a high standard. 
  • Responsible for agreeing funding requirements for new and existing capital commitments with Corporate Treasury.
  • Leading, Coaching and Developing one direct report.
  • Compliance and Control - Manage internal Sarbox compliance, including managing external audits and review balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Process Improvements – Deliver process improvements to current ways of working along with any ad hoc project activities as required from time to time.

Why you?

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Accounting degree or qualification (ACA, ACCA or equivalent)
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in finance and accounting including people management.
  • Demonstrable experience in financial reporting activities, specifically year-end close, statutory reporting and annual report preparation.
  • Excellent modelling skills in excel
  • Strong working knowledge of IFRS, particularly share based payments and investments accounting. 
  • Experience of working in a multinational, corporate environment
  • Fluent English (minimum C1)
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Outside of the box thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a matrixed environment with different stakeholders, with an ability to influence them.
  • Ability to work across boundaries: Stakeholders are based in different locations around the world, and stakeholders are part of different departments and teams in Corporate Finance and wider GSK.
  • Candidate needs to be comfortable and have presence in interacting with senior stakeholders.
  • Ability to prioritize and work on multiple activities in parallel: tasks may need to be completed flexibly rather than according to a perfectly predictable pattern.
  • Strong teamwork skills.

Preferred Qualifications & Skills:

  • SAP experience beneficial – FI Module
  • Valuations and modelling experience
  • Venture Capital accounting experience.
  • SEC Filing requirements.
  • Contracts and legal documents review. 

How you will be rewarded:

  • We are a high performing talented team who support our businesses in making the right decisions and driving GSK Finance towards best-in-class.
  • Career with purpose - whatever it is you’re doing, you’ll be sharing in our mission to improve the quality of human life, by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer Possibilities of development within the role and company’s structure.
  • Competitive salary and bonus plan.
  • Healthcare benefits (medical care, life insurance, pension scheme, sports card, recreation allowance, social fund, preventive healthcare services).
  • Using English on daily basis.
  • Access to newest technologies and solutions.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Integration events.
  • Career at one of the leading global healthcare companies.
  • Supportive & friendly working environment.
  • Corporate culture based on our values:  patient focus, integrity, respect and transparency.

Inclusion & Diversity at GSK:

Inclusion and diversity at GSK are key for our success. Here, you will thrive through bringing your unique experiences to both our company and the recruitment process. We want you to be you, feel good and keep growing your career.

GSK is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Applicants will travel through a transparent recruitment journey that adheres to all required employment standards and regulations. Beyond this, we commit to our values of integrity and respect towards every applicant.
We want to hear from you and support with any adjustments that you may require during the recruitment process. Please get in touch with our Recruitment Team (contact email) to further discuss this today.

We will request equal opportunities information from you and whilst disclosure is optional, we encourage you to be open, enabling us to monitor the inclusivity of our recruitment practices for the benefit of everyone. Your data will remain confidential, is never shared with our Hiring Managers and never affects the status of your application. *Local restrictions/legal requirements.

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