Senior Manager, Financial Accounting Costs

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Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Leeds - Hybrid
Categories: Finance

Senior Manager, Financial Accounting (Costs) 

Working at our iconic office in Morley, Leeds, and virtually via Microsoft Teams 

Your new role at NewDay 

Leading a team of accountants to ensure delivery of outstanding outputs, and ensuring they develop successfully in their roles, leading the month end close process for c.£250m per annum of Group costs, covering servicing, change, marketing, partner payments and overheads. You’ll share insightful analysis and reporting of performance to support decision making. 

You’ll deliver  

  • Team management and coaching of a dynamic team in analysis & cost reporting. 

  • Timely and accurate month end close process for the Group’s c£250m pa of servicing, change, marketing, partner payments and overheads costs.  

  • Ensuring accounting policies are applied across the cost base, including completing comprehensive capitalisation assessments, to ensure compliance with IFRS. 

  • Partnering closely with the Commercial Finance, Commercial and Operations teams to support and challenge information required to ensure the Group’s cost accounting is appropriate and provide insightful analysis of performance compared to prior periods and budget. 

  • Ownership of the balance sheet reconciliations, ensuring high quality support is in place and deliver monthly balance sheet reporting and analysis. 

  • Finance are engaged on strategic priorities and change projects. Assess areas that impact accounting for costs, update accounting policies and ensure processes evolve as required to reflect delivery of strategic projects, for example integration of new retail partners into reporting. 

  • Management of the relationship with the external auditors with regards to costs, ensuring a smooth audit process at each reporting cycle where auditor input is required. 

  • Ensuring all deliverables adhere to the Financial Control Framework and contribute to the delivery of continuous process and control improvements for assigned areas of responsibility. 

What you’ll bring 

We need knowledge, experience + expertise in:   

  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified 

  • Proactive with the ability to analyse performance to deliver insight which is presented clearly and concisely. 

  • Strong technical knowledge of accounting standards (IFRS) and experience of implementing accounting policies to ensure compliance with standards. 

  • High attention to detail, problem solving skills and a desire to understand the wider implications of decisions for the business. 

And would love you to know or learn: 

  • How to coach and support team members. 

Where next? Let’s talk about this role – Apply now or contact with any queries.  

About NewDay  

We help people move forward with credit and help our colleagues to move their careers forward too.  

We use our highly flexible, scalable, and multi-product digital credit engine to power over 120 million transactions every year. Our brands include Aqua, marbles, fluid and Bip. We partner with leading brands such as John Lewis, AO, Argos and DEKO.  

Over 5 million UK customers are supported by our award-winning customer service.  

At NewDay, we value all types of diversity. We’re an equal opportunity employer and believe that our differences create a vibrant, authentic working culture. We want all our colleagues to feel able to bring their whole selves to work. We don’t discriminate on the basis of age, physical or mental disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and carer status, race (including colour, nationality, and ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. We make sure that every job is crafted to be inclusive and that people with disabilities or caring responsibilities can take part in the application and interview process. Tell us if you need accommodations: we’ll put reasonable adjustments in place to support you.  

Our dynamic NewDay culture  

We’re focused on what will drive impact in helping people move forward with credit. Our distinctive culture is geared to spark innovation and team working – with lots of open doors for development. Our customers can rely on us because we aim high, support each other, do the right thing and build for the future.  

We invest in our colleagues. On top of a strong market competitive salary, you get a bonus opportunity that matches the impact (delivery + values) you drive in your role. We also help you retire better with market leading pensions.  

At NewDay, #yourwellbeing matters: You get 26 days holiday and can buy up to 5 more after probation. Then you’ll get extra days as you build your career with us.  

NewWork, our flexible, hybrid working approach, helps you to manage your work/life balance - and even bolt on work time in other countries before or after your holiday. And when you’re in the office, you get free healthy breakfast, fresh juices, lunch, barista coffee etc.  

Our tax efficient green car and cycle to work schemes save you money (and help the planet).   

Ask your Talent Acquisition Partner to tell you more about any of our perks. 

We work with Textio to make our job design and hiring inclusive. 


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