A statutory reporting manager is responsible for the statutory reporting proves for an organisation.

The statutory reporting manager often deals with numerous different statutory entities within a group.

Duties include: 

  • managing and producing the statutory financial information for the annual report and accounts
  • liaising and reporting to clients on statutory accounting matters.

Entry and progression

Fulfilling a key role within the accounting function of large organisations, statutory reporting managers work in:

  • large corporates or those with complex reporting needs
  • financial services
  • shared service organisations. 

These sectors provide many entry points for those who wish to become a statutory reporting manager.

ACCA develops the skills and knowledge required by forward thinking professional accountants, including statutory reporting managers.

Exam options

For those who work as a statutory reporting manager, or aspire to be a statutory reporting manager, the most relevant exam options are:

Performance objectives

Remember it’s not just about exams. You need to have the right experience so that you are competent – you have the experience and knowledge – to start and continue your career.

Performance Objectives (PO) which would provide great experience and must be signed off as part of the Practical Experience Requirement (PER) could include:


  • Leadership and Management

    A. Applies appropriate leadership strategies to effectively deliver business objectives.

    B. Leads, motivates and manages people to optimise performance and effectiveness.

    C. Collaborates, supports and works to achieve the objectives of the organisation, harnessing appropriate digital technologies.

    D. Acts proactively and thinks strategically, in anticipating organisational needs, recognising the wider business environment and dynamics.

  • Ethics and Professionalism

    A. Develops advanced ethical values and professional skills in the promotion of public interest and the profession.

    B. Demonstrates personal effectiveness in fast changing environments.

    C. Encourages innovative thinking within the context of professional scepticism.

    D. Thinks proactively about the future, applying professional judgement and commercial intelligence and seeks specialist input when needed.

    E. Communicates effectively and influences others.