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Head of Financial Accounting and Reporting

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly skilled Head of Financial Accounting and Reporting. This role offers the chance to lead a dynamic team within a well-established organisation, based in Birmingham. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the financial accounts team, ensuring comprehensive accountability for monthly balance sheet reconciliations, and governing central risks and control over the central balance sheet. With a competitive salary range of £95,000 - £105,000, this role is perfect for an ambitious finance professional looking to take their career to the next level. Lead a dynamic financial accounts team Ensure comprehensive accountability for monthly balance sheet reconciliations Govern central risks and control over the central balance sheet

What you'll do:

As the Head of Financial Accounting and Reporting, you will play a pivotal role in leading the financial accounts team. Your primary responsibilities will include managing technical and central accounting areas such as provisions, insurance, pensions, property, intercompany. You will ensure that all reconciliations are fully reconciled, documented, evidenced, and approved. Additionally, you will identify and follow up on high-risk areas through detailed balance sheet reviews. Your leadership skills will be crucial in providing solutions for technical accounting scenarios for the commercial finance team.

Manage the Financial Accounts team covering technical and central accounting areas
Ensure all reconciliations are fully reconciled, documented, evidenced, and approved
Identify and follow up on high and inherent risk areas through detailed balance sheet reviews
Provide solutions for technical accounting scenarios for commercial finance team
Lead the month-end close process, coordinating with senior finance representatives
Support forecasting, budgeting and strategic planning process around central costs, balance sheet and cash flow accounting
Maintain responsibility for Fixed Asset function including reporting, processing, compliance with Group approvals and capex spend monitoring
Act as key point of contact for half year, year end and statutory external audit


What you bring:

The ideal candidate for the Head of Financial Accounting and Reporting role is a qualified finance professional with a blend of practice and industry experience preferably from a “Big 4” background. You should have experience in interpreting IFRS and implementing new standards. Experience of working within a shared services or large Finance organisation is essential. You should possess strong people management skills with an ability to develop team members. Your excellent interpersonal skills will enable you to communicate and influence senior stakeholders effectively.

Qualified Finance professional with a blend of practice and industry experience with “Big 4” background
Experience in interpreting IFRS and implementing new standards
Experience of working within a shared services or large Finance organisation
Strong people management skills with an ability to develop team members
Ability to communicate and influence senior stakeholders
Excellent interpersonal skills
High numeric and analytical skills


What sets this company apart:

Our client is a well-established organisation that values diversity and inclusivity. They are committed to providing a supportive work environment where employees can grow and thrive. They believe in fostering a culture of continuous learning and development, offering ample opportunities for professional growth. Their commitment to excellence is reflected in their high-quality service delivery and strong leadership behaviours.

What's next:

Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to elevate your career!

Apply today by clicking on the link!

Robert Walters Operations Limited is an employment business and employment agency and welcomes applications from all candidates

Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Accountancy & Finance

Focus: CFO/Finance Director/Financial Controller

Industry: Accountancy

Salary: £95,000 - £105,000 per annum

Workplace Type: Hybrid

Experience Level: Director

Location: Birmingham

Job Reference: 51026823/001

Date posted: 17 May 2024

Consultant: Dave Yate

Phone number:

dave.yate@robertwalters.com

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