Accounting Manager

Infor Limited
Solihull, UK
13 Aug 2019
12 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Accounting ManagerSolihull

Position Summary

The accounting manager is responsible for all areas relating to managing and leading a team controlling the US GAAP accounting activities of multiple legal entities within the EMEA region.This role requires strong team leadership, technical accounting proficiency and requires the adherence to tight deadlines whilst completing accounting activities including, but not limited to, general ledger preparation, year-end reporting and statutory submissions.

Key Responsibilities
  • Manage and lead the accounting team to ensure that work is properly allocated and completed in a timely and accurate manner
  • Lead the accounting team in the awareness, and compliance with all relevant group policies and processes, as well as assigned local compliance activities, such as VAT and withholding tax reporting
  • Manage the accounting processes to ensure accurate and timely reporting to all stakeholders
  • To ensure the integrity of the financial statements of entities within the sub region, through detailed monthly review of reconciliations schedules and individual transactions as appropriate.This includes review of trial balance items for which you may not be directly responsible
  • Support the development of all team members to achieve a strong and effective unit which is capable of adapting to business and legislative changes
  • Provide guidance to GL accountants when issues arise with tasks they are undertaking: including system issues or the technical understanding of the accounting treatment required.
  • Represent the team in the wider management group, supporting the VP Finance with strategic goals and objectives, proposing improvements on a proactive basis, through continuous review of existing processes
  • Act as the primary contact for the audit activities for the sub region, covering Internal, Group and Statutory audits, developing a strong relationship with the audit partners
  • Provide appropriate scrutiny on transaction or process sign-off, paying attention to Corporate and Statutory requirements that may apply
  • Assist statutory accountant/auditors in completing annual filings including responsibility for any ledger queries.
  • Develop a strong relationship with external partners to ensure the accuracy and appropriateness of locally held books of record and financial statements
  • Support Tax group with all initiatives impacting on your assigned jurisdictions
  • Work with other finance/non-finance personnel to ensure accuracy of financial records for all areas of responsibility, ensuring you lead by example for the rest of the team and the wider finance group.
  • Take the lead on designated projects, as well as highlighting areas of weakness or exposures within existing processes.
  • Ensure business changes arising from organic and acquisition driven growth are successfully implemented, reinforcing the strong control environment within the SSC

Key Requirements/Experience
  • Qualified accountant (or equivalent experience)
  • Experience of working in an accounting role, ideally financial accounting is an essential requirement of this role
  • Proven knowledge of accounting principles, practices, standards, laws and regulations
  • European languages would be an advantage but are not essential.
  • High level of excel to support process improvements
  • The ability to work under pressure ensuring deadlines are met across the team
  • Being adaptable to change, sometimes at short notice.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to lead a team to success
  • Possess proactive and flexible attitude
  • The ability and willingness to work additional hours as required
  • Proven ability to manage effective relationships within the accounting team through to senior members of the management team

Infor employees have:
  • A sense of urgency - Conduct your work with intensity and speed. Huddle fast. Make fact-based decisions. Use good judgment.Keeping the initiatives moving.Repeat.
  • A passion for customer success - Be responsive. Follow through on promises. Reject mediocrity. Be obsessive about doing better. Be accessible and communicate proactively. Be selfless.Work as One Infor.
  • A thirst for innovation - Be curious. Be a change agent.Some ideas will prove out, and other will not.Fail fast.Iterate.Stay ahead of technology.
  • A focus on results - Never ignore results and facts. Learn and adjust. Focus on quality in all that you do. Do more of what works; less of what is not working. Invest your time in value creation.Act like an owner with an adaptive, entrepreneurial spirit.
  • A sense of community - Show compassion and caring for others. Be socially responsible. Be inclusive.

The information above is not complete and may change once joining Infor in future but this is a guide of the overall role. Please find further information here:

About Infor

Infor is a $3B enterprise software provider and strategic technology partner for more than 68,000 organizations worldwide. Infor is owned by Golden Gate Capital and Koch Equity Development.Our software is purpose-built for specific industries, providing complete suites designed for progress - for individuals, businesses, and across networks.We believe in the beauty of work, the importance of relationships, and the collective power of ideas to drive significant positive change.

Designed for Progress incorporates two powerful concepts:

Design, which represents Infor's commitment to designing with purpose and intent so our work reflects the changing behaviors and expectations of our users and how they view the world. Our goal is to empower both individual employees and organizations by putting users first, building beauty into everything we do, and redefining expectations for the way software looks, feels, and functions.

Progress, which Infor defines as partnering with customers to drive significant positive change. We are proud of the role we play in helping organizations move forward with their own visions of progress, whether that means small steps that make every day a little easier or giant leaps that impact mankind.

From our deep investments in the future to our commitment to making customers successful every day, everything about Infor is designed for progress.Our Values Set Us Apart

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, if you do not hear back from us please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion

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