Head of Financial Accounting
My client, a Global Consumer business in London is looking to recruit a Head of Financial Accounting. The purpose of this role is to lead and develop the accounting and controllership function for their UK-based legal entities. You will be working directly and routinely with a number of stakeholders across the organisation, This person is expected to be a leader to manage and drive process, control and systems improvements.
As part of a multifaceted team, this candidate will be responsible for leading a mid-size team with responsibility for all aspects of the monthly general ledger close, quarterly group reporting, annual statutory reporting and audits for several UK entities, as well as ensuring robust, accurate and timely financial and regulatory reporting.
This will include:
- Standardisation and improvement of processes and controls to ensure the highest integrity in group and statutory financial statements
- Active partnering with appropriate stakeholders in wider finance, tax and the business for successful solutions and change implementation
- The ability to influence and articulate accounting/ finance terminology and concepts to operations (the non-finance community)
- Documentation technical accounting conclusion
- Proactive accounting representation on new project; this will involve working with finance and accounting partners in the UK, EU, and Globally with a key focus being on ensuring the successful launch of projects such that they meet on-going reporting, controllership, and compliance needs
- Direct involvement in the integration of new legal entities to ensure that controllership and compliance standards are met
- As a seasoned leader, this person will attract and develop the best talent and will have taken brave and innovative talent decisions to scale teams to growing needs.
You will need to be a qualified accountant (ACA preferred) with a significant level of post qualified experience in large complex, dynamic businesses, ideally with some international experience but this is not essential. Those that have trained in one of the Big Four accountancy practices will have an advantage.