AECOM Senior Manager Technical Accounting and Financial Reporting in Warrington, United Kingdom

Business Line Support/Cross Services

Position Title Senior Manager Technical Accounting and Financial Reporting

United Kingdom - Cheshire


Job Summary

The Senior Manager: - Technical Accounting and Financial Reporting role is a key role within the accounting and finance organisation and will work closely with the UK&I Financial Controller and EMIA Financial Controller.

As part of a dynamic team, you will have primary responsibility for providing technical accounting advice across EMIA. You will also supervise and direct the Centre of Excellence for external statutory financial reporting using your experience and expertise to drive efficiencies. You will interact with business leaders, corporate executives, internal and external audit and outside professional advisors. The role will operate across all of the AECOM divisions, ensuring accurate and timely internal and external financial reporting, managing the legal entity structures and optimising these structures to support the key business objectives of compliance, growth and cash generation.


  • Lead, coach and mentor the team to achieve best in class performance

  • Provide timely, accurate and relevant technical accounting support to the EMIA business

  • Supervise and direct the UK&I Centre of Excellence to drive the efficient production of statutory accounts using software to optimise performance. Drive an attitude of continual improvement in the use of accounts production software.

  • Lead the roll-out of the UK&I Centre of Excellence approach to the production of statutory accounts to the wider EMIA geography.

  • Manage the UK&I external audit process. UK&I currently has 45 audited companies including several major trading companies and the AECOM international holding company structure.

  • Ensure UK&I financial statutory statements are accurate, comply with local GAAP and legal regulations and filed in accordance with local timescales.

  • Build strong relationships with external business partners, advisors, key business leaders and joint venture board members to support, optimise, explain and manage the financial structures in place to support the business. Work to ensure these legal entity structures meet bid criteria to support growth and pension covenant requirements

  • Participate in special projects and ad hoc requests (corporate restructurings and significant/unusual transactions)

  • Manage implementation of new US GAAP accounting standards and corporate accounting policies across EMIA in conjunction with Global team.

  • Provide support to local controllers in implementation of new local accounting standards across EMIA

  • Design and provide training to key stakeholders on a range of technical accounting issues across EMIA

  • Work with EMIA wide controllership team to identify key business risks ensuring both correct accounting treatment and appropriate plans are in place to drive business performance improvement and/or risk mitigation

  • Ensure the internal control environment is strong and compliant with public company requirements and AECOM policy.

  • Support and drive strategic initiatives to drive efficiencies from the Finance organisation that comply with regulations and, where possible, centralise and use existing shared service centres

  • Work with Tax, Treasury and legal to ensure that all tax, treasury and finance matters are compliant and optimised.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent

  • Chartered Accountancy Qualification (ACA, ACMA, ACCA, CIMA, CPA or similar) with significant post qualification experience

  • Strong analytical & problem solving skills essential

  • US GAAP and multi-national company experience

  • Extensive experience in accounting and reporting: specifically technical financial reporting, consolidations and audits in a public company environment

  • Strong leadership skills and ability to manage, train and develop staff in a respectful and effective manner

  • Must be pro-active and demonstrate ability to see things through to the end

  • Ability to manage details but also understand the “big picture”.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to be resourceful, hands on and work both independently and as part of high-performing team

  • Ability to prioritize and juggle multiple duties in a fast-paced environment.

  • Works independently as well as part of a team; willingness to work with multiple different colleagues on a variety of initiatives

  • Ability to manage & motivate a geographically spread team

  • Ability to think creatively and solve problems.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Engineering & Construction, project management, contract accounting experience preferred.

  • Experience of accounts production software / Shared Service environment

Your benefits will include:

Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. Core benefits include 25 days annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Category Finance and Accounting

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 188683BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.