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Group Reporting Systems Accountant

Group Reporting Systems Accountant

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Permanent Full-Time
UK-London, Finchley (Global Headquarters)
Pentland Brands

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Building a family of brands, for the world to love, generation after generation


Pentland is the name behind some of the world’s best sports, outdoor and fashion brands.


We own Berghaus, Canterbury of New Zealand, Speedo, Boxfresh, Ellesse, KangaROOS, Mitre, Prostar and Red or Dead. We are also the global licensee for Lacoste Chaussures and Ted Baker footwear, the UK licensee for Kickers, and are shareholders in other companies such as Hunter, Butterfly Twists, Heidi Klein and Tracksmith.


We’re a third-generation, family-owned business – and we retain strong family values. We care about people, and that’s what drives our day-to-day work. This year the Great Place to Work® Institute recognised Pentland Brands the 11th Best Workplace in the UK and the 16th Best Workplace in Europe. Our global headquarters is in the UK and we employ 2,000 people across 20 countries around the world.


We believe that doing business the right way, with respect for people and the environment, is essential for ensuring our long-term sustainability - generation after generation. The Pentland values are at the heart of what we do and how we interact with the world around us.


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As a Group Reporting Systems accountant you will be:


This role will be sat within the Group Finance team. The key purpose of this role is to review and develop the group consolidation, planning system and associated processes, to ensure the system is fit for purpose and answers our stakeholder needs.


Run consolidation: Be able to run and support group consolidation

  • Produce the Pentland Brands Consolidation ensuring accuracy and attention to detail (including actuals, budget and forecast) and provide top level variance analysis.
  • Produce sales and profit flash on a monthly basis for the Board and Exec

Improve the process

  • Develop business rigour, tighter reporting controls and accountability around each part of the consolidation process
  • Review the bottlenecks and modifications in the current consolidation process and eliminate them using the most appropriate method.
  • Translate business requirements into the system development and design

Drive best practices usage

  • Be the master data gate keeper to ensure integrity of our SAP and Hyperion systems to create “one source of the truth” and consistent usage/reporting
  • Establish and train users on Hyperion in the business
  • Manage System User security
  • Oversee and administer the FDMEE system integrations
  • Manage the relationship between IT and our 3rd party consultants
  • Create a self-service standard reporting suite and templates



                         What you need to have

  • HFM experience (Hyperion Planning desirable)
  • SAP Experience
  • Strong accounting background with proven experience of administering a financial consolidation system
  • Strong consolidation experience
  • Aptitude for systems
  • Experience in the design and development of Hyperion Reports, Smart View Reports and Webforms    
  • Excellent numerical, report writing and communication skills

                    What we need to see in you

  • Action-orientated: establishes processes and makes recommendations that lead to actions that makes a difference to the business.
  • Ability to be a persuasive champion for the importance of controls and processes
  • Exceptional relationship builder
  • Self-motivated and takes full ownership of the role
  • Flexible – adaptable to change and cogniscent of what is practical and appropriate
  • Logical in approach and process driven
  • Personable with a professional manner
  • Team Player



 This overview gives you a feel for what you’ll be doing day to day but it’s not an A to Z.