Competitive + benefits
Vacancy Type:
Advertising End Date:
04 Oct 2019
About The Role

Start date 6th September

Closing date 4th October

The Company

Ladbrokes Coral provides customers with exciting, simple and responsible betting and gaming experiences, delivered by the most passionate and committed people in the industry.

Our origins lie in the traditional business of providing betting services to generations of British customers on horse and greyhound racing. Today, we've got the biggest UK high street presence in the industry, a growing online business and leading positions in some of the world's best markets internationally. Our recent acquisition by GVC has opened up unrivaled opportunities for further growth and success.

As one of the largest betting and gaming companies, and a member of the FTSE 100 index, we aim to meet the highest standards in everything we do, from the way we run our business, to how we support our people, our customers and the communities we work in. With the best betting and gaming brands and the best people, we aim to lead the field and shape the future of responsible gambling.

The Role

As Integration Cost Controller you will business partner with all non-IT integration work stream leaders and engender an environment of tight cost control and value for money. You will be working in a fast paced and challenging environment, engaging and managing stakeholders across the business, including upward reporting of integration costs to the Integration Steering Committee, Group Board and Group Finance. The responsibilities associated with the role include:

  • Ensuring accurate and timely cost centre reporting
  • Challenging work stream leaders to control costs and explain variances
  • Ensuring a rolling forecast of costs is up to date
  • Efficiently managing the month end close
  • Ensuring reconciliations to ledgers
  • Contributing to reporting of integration costs to key stakeholders on a regular basis
  • Meeting regularly with work stream leaders to:
    • Ensure that all costs that have been incurred are accurately reflected in the numbers
    • Provide insightful commentary on the costs that have been incurred
    • Review actual costs to date and challenge and understand variances from plan
    • Establish a current view of total project forecast
  • Managing responsibility for the monthly close process ensuring rigor and accuracy in the close and all necessary reconciliations to:
    • Ensure all costs are recorded accurately in the finance systems
    • Capture costs in the correct cost centre and report accurately as capex or opex
    • Take ownership of month end accounting adjustments for all accruals and prepayments
    • Posting of journals and recharges
    • Review costs and provide commentary to the Group Finance team as part of the formal Group monthly close
  • To prepare regular and ad hoc financial reports, analysis and forecasts for the Integration Finance Director and Integration Director, Integration Steering Committee, Group Board and Group Finance
  • Responsible for budgeting and quarterly reforecasting of all integration costs
  • Work closely and flexibly with the wider integration and finance teams who are responsible for the tracking and reporting of all integration related costs and synergies
  • Work with the Head of Statutory reporting in the accounting for and control of exceptional costs
  • Identify control weaknesses and implement any necessary changes needed to ensure more robust financial controls are in place
  • Manage staff capitalisation for a key division
  • Apply accounting principles to develop a best practice staff capitalisation policy and control process for multiple divisions and projects
  • Form an in depth understanding of multiple divisions and projects by communicating with project managers to develop appropriate depreciation periods
  • Identify abnormalities in data to mitigate risk of over/under stating assets
  • Analyse and report on actual compared to budget on a monthly basis providing comprehensive commentary on differences
  • Forecast staff capitalisation utilising existing information and communications with project managers on a quarterly and ad hoc basis

The Qualifications, Specialist Skills and Experience required for the role include:

  • ACA, ACCA, CIMA qualification or equivalent
  • Experience of cost centre management and business partnering in a fast paced environment
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel, along with data manipulation skills and PowerPoint
  • Highly analytical commercial exposure in previous roles
  • Strong experience in multi senior stakeholder management
  • Experience of change management / project environment and implementation
  • Highly numerate background with strong statistical experience (desirable)
  • Good understanding of JDE or Oracle, preferably both (desirable)
  • Good attention to detail
  • Financial control minded

The closing date will be applied strictly. Regretfully we will only respond to those who are shortlisted for a telephone interview.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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At GVC we're a diverse team, sharing a commitment to quality and success

Whether you're playing a key role in your local community as part of our retail team, or working out the next big gaming trends in our digital team, you'll enjoy a culture and a benefits package that we're extremely proud of.