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Interim Group Accounting Manager

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Robert Walters – Interim Group Accounting Manager – Central Birmingham – 12 month FTC Position: Interim Group Accounting Manager Location: Central Birmingham Contract: 12–14-month FTC Hours: Full time (1-2 days on site) Salary: £60,000-£70,000 per annum

Role details

Our client, a leading organisation in the UK Law industry is seeking an experienced Group Accounting Manager for a 12-14-month fixed term contract as maternity cover. This role offers an exciting opportunity to shape the future of intellectual property, working with highly skilled attorneys across all technical fields. The successful candidate will be a key member of the finance team, responsible for both financial and management accounting across the group. This role offers an exciting opportunity to take charge of the finance department, ensuring financial control, monitoring business performance, and managing cash flow. The successful candidate will be responsible for preparing management accounts, maintaining compliance, and developing financial models.

Responsibilities of the Group Accounting Manager

As a Group Accounting Manager, you will play a pivotal role in maintaining financial control within the organisation. You will be tasked with monitoring business performance, managing cash flow, ensuring compliance, and preparing management accounts. Your role will extend beyond numbers; you will be expected to foster strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders. Your leadership skills will be put to good use as you manage a team of finance professionals. You will also have the opportunity to develop financial models that can help shape the future of our organisation.

  • Complete ownership of the financial accounting and statutory reporting process for several entities within the group
  • Oversee the year-end audit process for these entities and assist with the UK audit where required
  • Ensure robust financial controls are adhered to throughout the financial year through monthly balance sheet reviews
  • Review and challenge International Associated Firms yearly budget submissions
  • Consolidate budgets from individual Associated Firms and prepare budget commentary for distribution to the International Board and equity partnership
  • Responsible for the production of consolidated management accounts for the International firm, ensuring all significant variances are understood and explained
  • Identify and communicate financial risks and opportunities for all Associated Firms
  • Manage and mentor two direct reports who are part-qualified accountants currently studying ACCA

What the successful candidate will bring

  • Fully qualified accountant with a minimum of five years post-qualification experience (ACCA, CIMA ICAEW or equivalent)
  • Previous experience managing members of staff with strong mentoring skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively across all levels of management
  • Ability to summarise complex data for senior management
  • Ability to reconcile large amounts of data
  • Exemplary level of attention to detail
  • Strong IT skills – MS Excel (e.g., Pivot tables, Index Match and charts), Word and PowerPoint
  • Experience of working to tight deadlines

What sets this company apart

Our client is a leading organisation with a strong reputation for excellence. They offer an inclusive and supportive work environment where every team member is valued. The company is committed to fostering professional growth and development, providing ample opportunities for career progression. They believe in work-life balance and offer flexible working arrangements to support this. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a dynamic team and make a significant impact.

At the Robert Walters Group, we endeavour to contact all candidates to register their details. However, due to the high number of applications we receive, if we have not reached out to you within 72 hours, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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

Contract Type: TEMPORARY

Specialism: Accountancy & Finance

Focus: Group Accountant

Industry: Legal

Salary: £60,000 - £70,000 per annum

Workplace Type: Hybrid

Experience Level: Senior Management

Location: Birmingham

Job Reference: VPUWEU-42073FED

Date posted: 29 May 2024

Consultant: Max Clapham

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