Senior Accountant - RBI - Sutton

Sutton, London (Greater)
Competitive + benefits
28 Jun 2018
28 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

 Senior Accountant - Reed Business Information - Sutton

The finance department at RBI is made up of a team of 80 people, located around the world and focused on providing high quality, insightful and efficient support to the business both in their day to day operations and executing their long term strategies. The department is structured into the four key responsibilities of business partnering (FP&A), accounting and compliance (R2R), global transaction services (P2P & O2C) and reporting & analysis – each performing their own function within the department, but working closely together to successfully deliver our departmental goals.

Purpose of the role

As RBI is a company focussed on growth, both organic and acquisition related, striving to focus on its core competencies in order to provide the best product it can to the market and to maximise its profit potential, an opportunity has arisen within the Global Accounting and Compliance team for a technically strong, driven and ambitious qualified accountant to join the finance function. The individual will lead on various project opportunities including:

- the acquisition and disposal accounting, integration and commencement into BAU of all purchases or sales made by the company with support from the wider team;

- System changes and enhancements; and

- Process improvements – driving for efficiencies.

As well as take responsibility for various BAU activities required in order to fulfil our financial and reporting requirements.


Prepare and analyse schedules and reports for management review whilst understanding the impact to company financials

Play an integral role in improving the efficiency of business processes within Accounting & Compliance including making and implementing these process improvements whilst managing key stakeholders

Be the Accounting & Compliance representative on acquisition steering committees;

Lead acquisition or disposal activity from an Accounting & Compliance point of view including accounting, controls and governance requirements

Manage the divisionalisation of remote entities

Take responsibility for ensuring the smooth integration of acquired businesses into the global systems and control framework

Key involvement within wider finance projects in relation to system changes or upgrades

• Work closely with the Head of Accounting Services to support internal and external audit reviews;


Fully qualified chartered accountant (ACA/ACCA)

Previous PQE essential

Strong financial technical skills

Awareness of internal controls and compliance requirements

Strong Excel skills

Proven experience of working in a commercially focused finance team, preferably in a fast paced, multi-site, large company

A high degree of commercial acumen is essential, together with the ability to think through the numbers and communicate effectively the interpretation of key issues in a clear, concise manner

A rigorous mind-set and the ability to deliver timely and insightful information

Good influencing skills with senior managers and the senior leadership team, using clear logical data presented in a structured manner that shapes business decisions;

Team player

Proven experience in leading on projects and engagement with wider teams in order to complete an objective

Ability to work well under pressure and looking for a new challenge

Excellent interpersonal skills and relationship building capabilities with the ability to quickly form working relationships and gain credibility with senior management.

About Reed Business Information

Reed Business Information (RBI) provides information, analytics and data to business professionals worldwide. Our strong global products and services hold market-leading positions across a wide range of industry sectors including banking, petrochemicals and aviation where we help customers make key strategic decisions every day.  RBI is part of RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries.

RBI is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

RBI General Benefits Package:

- Pension Scheme

- 29 Days Holiday

- Paid Charity Days – 2 days per year

- Life Insurance (4x salary)

- Save As You Earn Share Scheme (SAYE)

- Competitive Salaries







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