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Virgin Media O2 • United Kingdom

Head of Technical Accounting

Employment type:  Full time

4 days/week at home

A little flex time

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Job Description

The Head of Technical Accounting / Accounting Advisory is an integral role within the Accounting, Reporting & Control team that is responsible for the integrity of the reported financial results of Virgin Media O2 (VMO2). We provide clarity, insight and advice to a varied list of internal stakeholders and external shareholders.
Key accountabilities include provision of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP) technical accounting and accounting policy direction, assistance and advice on all relevant matters, as well as partnering closely with the leadership of the company regarding accounting policy assessments on any new contracts, products and business opportunities. Who we are
The UK’s fastest broadband network. The nation’s best-loved mobile brand. And, one of the UK's biggest companies too. Diverse, high performing teams - jam packed with serious talent. Together, we offer the UK more choice and better value, through our boundary-pushing, customer-championing values and ambitions. Together, we are Virgin Media O2, and we can't wait to see what you can do.
Accessible, inclusive and equitable for all
Virgin Media O2 is an equal opportunities employer and we're working hard to remove bias and barriers for our people and candidates. So, we build equity and inclusion into everything we do, from the policies we craft to the relationships we shape. We support and encourage you to be your authentic self throughout your application journey with us.

The must haves
In order to be considered, you must have the following experience;

  • Qualified Chartered Accountant or equivalent experience, with a proven technical accounting background
  • Strong in-depth knowledge of IFRS and US GAAP accounting principles
  • Demonstrable ability to resolve complex accounting issues and transactions; formation and review of detailed accounting position papers
  • Strong People Management or Leadership background

The other stuff we are looking for

We'd also love you to bring;

  • Leadership role in setting policies and maintaining up-to-date compliance with both IFRS and US GAAP
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to liaise, negotiate with, and influence a wide range of internal stakeholders
  • A history in creating, negotiating and executing contracts to formalise optimal contract frameworks, scopes of works and commercial schedules.
  • Provide flexibility to assist the financial reporting and accounting control teams with special projects, including mergers and acquisitions.

What's in it for you
Our goal is to celebrate our people, their lives and everything in-between. We aim to create a culture that empowers everyone to bring the best versions of themselves to work each and every day. We believe the most inclusive and diverse culture makes for a better business and a brighter world.
Working at Virgin Media O2, you get a bumper reward package bursting with benefits, and loads of extras you can add if you’d like to. These are designed to support both you and your loved ones, making sure that you’re covered no matter what life throws your way.
Next steps
If we feel like a place where you can belong, we'd love to learn more about you as a person and your experience to date. Once you've submitted an application the next steps, if successful, are likely to include a two stage competency based interview process.
When you apply, you'll be asked about any adjustments you might need to support the recruitment process. Let us know, and we'll be sure to discuss it with you. Thanks for your patience in the meantime and for showing an interest in joining the Virgin Media O2 family.

Company benefits

Enhanced maternity leave – 26 weeks at full pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 14 weeks at full pay
Adoption leave – 26 weeks at full pay
Shared parental leave
25 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced sick pay
Pregnancy loss leave
Teambuilding days
Open to part time work for some roles
Mental health platform access
Birthday off
Carer’s leave
Meditation space
Faith rooms
In office catering
Volunteer days
Employee discounts
Open to job sharing
Buy or sell annual leave
Cycle to work scheme
Life assurance
Financial coaching
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at Virgin Media O2

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

Flexible; Primary Locations Hammersmith & Reading

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

3rd – Large companies

3rd – Large companies

Flexa100 2024
Consumer Goods

Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023
2nd – Large companies

2nd – Large companies

Flexa100 2023

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