Rackspace Financial Reporting Manager in Middlesex-Hayes, United Kingdom

Job Overview

Overview & Responsibilities

The Financial Reporting Manager is responsible for financial reporting on the performance and position of the International Group and individual companies therein, through preparation and submission of internal and external account reporting requirements and new Rackspace International entities administered from the UK offices (currently 7 entities), supported by the GL Team (dotted line).

Role Responsibilities:

  • Technical accounting lead on all new accounting standards / complex areas of accounting

  • Review and collate monthly and quarterly analytics to the US Reporting team to support the monthly close of the books and group financial statement filings

  • Review and collate monthly reporting packs and audit schedules

  • Review Statutory Financial Statements for the 7 legal entities administered from the UK offices to ensure compliance with accounting standards

  • Manage the annual submission of Financial Statements, liaising with auditors, legal and other stakeholders as necessary

  • Manage and review other regulatory returns (e.g. National Statistics submissions)

  • Manage the quarterly tax accruals and annual corporation tax filing process, liaising with external tax advisors and the US based tax team as necessary

  • Partner with the Management Accounting Manager to manage the workload of the GL Team to support deliverables

  • Liaison for external auditors and corporation tax advisors, timetabling and providing data to ensure deadlines are met, and actively seek to reduce timelines

  • Manage the annual PSA tax filing process (and international equivalents, i.e. Australian FBT)

  • Coordinate with internal audit, external audit, and internal control queries and process implementation as needed

  • Develop processes that are scalable to cater for Rackspace growth, including expansion into new countries

  • Continual development of internal reporting including accuracy and standard reporting for management reporting to more insight into the business

  • Provide ad hoc financial analysis support as the need arises


  • Qualified ACA/CIMA/ACCA or equivalent,

  • PQE required

  • A highly motivated accounting manager

  • Desire to learn

  • Experience of IFRS & US GAAP essential

  • Experience of production and/or review of statutory financial statements essential

  • Experience with Hyperion Financial Management highly desirable.

  • Experience with Oracle General Ledger highly desirable.

  • Experience of reporting to a Private Equity parent desirable.

  • Outstanding communication and relationship building skills

  • The ability to work effectively with people in a high-growth, fast paced environment and drive results

  • A passion for customer service with contagious enthusiasm and energy

  • Attention to quality of work

  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work as an effective team member, along with the ability to apply logical thinking and a good reasoning ability

  • Good organisational skills

  • Excel advanced experience required as a minimum.

  • Self-starter, motivated to provide the highest possible level of responsiveness and performance as part of a team



Req # 33309

Work Location UK-Hayes-Hyde Park Hayes

Location(s) UK - Middlesex-Hayes

Category Accounting / Finance