• UK Statutory Reporting Lead

    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    Department / Discipline
    Finance Operations
    Position Type
    Staff / Permanent
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  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Wood is currently recruiting for a UK Statutory Reporting Lead to ensure all regional compliance activities within the individual’s area of control are completed in an accurate and timely manner.  This involves the completion of legal entity statutory accounts in line with deadlines and working closely with Group Finance to ensure that the audit process for UK legal entities are managed appropriately.


    The individual will also be involved in ensuring that each legal entity is compliant, and processes are well controlled for tax purposes (both direct and indirect).  Further areas of involvement will extend to company policy and process review, development of technical advice and legal entity closure.  This will require the management of a team and to demonstrate influencing skills with business management and other functions

    Skills / Qualifications

    • Assist the UK Region Finance Centre (RFC) Manager to ensure that the team is functioning properly, are fully trained to perform the roles and continue to develop and adapt as the function evolves
    • Management of the team on a daily basis ensuring that tasks are being completed in line with deadlines
    • A key point of contact with the other pillars of the Operating Model and acting as a point of escalation for the Business to ensure customer service levels are maintained, and issues dealt with promptly
    • Own the technical advice programme for accounting and tax, working in conjunction with BU Control and Group, to ensure regular updates with relevant content is delivered to the wider UK Business
    • Ensure that SOPs for processes carried out in the team are developed and maintained
    • Assist the UK RFC Manager with scheduled roll-in of activity into the UK RFC, including engagement with the businesses during the Enterprise workshops, and ensuring that appropriate materials are shared for planning purposes
    • Assist the UK RFC Manager with planning for transition of activity to Delhi Finance Service Centre, change management and execution of the transition
    • Responsible for the preparation and completion of the legal entity statutory accounts, ensuring that there is supporting information held for all balances and disclosures reported, and that deadlines for returns are met
    • Management of the UK statutory audit process for each legal entity and acting as a key focal point for the external auditors, working together with Group function to ensure there is a clear timetable and structure for the audits
    • Act as a focal point for the outsourced tax professionals and ensuring that the overall tax analysis collection process is managed and co-ordinated in a proper manner
    • Lead the tax transformation initiatives, working closely with outsourced tax professionals and Group Tax
    • Support the VAT return submission process as required and ensure performing in line with expectations and timelines
    • Review of controls, processes and compliance with company policy in the UK businesses, validating application and approaches taken by the business and working in conjunction with BU Control as required to develop a testing programme
    • Assist the LER team to ensure that requirements are met for ongoing entity closures
    • Support the business on ad-hoc queries relating to technical, direct and indirect tax matters, as and when required




    Internal: Finance Teams, Group Functions


    External: External Auditors







    Further education through College or University with a recognised accounting qualification

    Qualified ICAS / ICAEW / ACCA or equivalent


    Knowledge, skills and experience:

    • 5 years+ technical accounting experience
    • Proficient user of Excel
    • International Financial Reporting Standards and how they are adhered to and applied
    • Disclosure requirements for UK listed companies
    • Experience of standard statutory accounts completion software

     Personal attributes:

    • Excellent technical accounting skills and committed to continuous learning and development
    • Ability to form and maintain strong working relationships
    • Shows willingness to make improvements and shares best practice
    • Must be able to meet deadlines
    • Ability to work well in a team and independently
    • Good communication skills both verbal and written
    • Ability to discuss issues clearly and concisely at all levels within the organisation


    Company Overview

    Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion.  We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors.  www.woodplc.com  


    Diversity Statement

    We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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