Head of Accounting

London, UK
Closing date
4 Oct 2020

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A Head of Accounting is sought by a global publishing & media business who are leaders in the fields in which they operate. They are expanding, acquisitional and proud of their ethics, having made several titles available for free to support remote learning in the current climate.

The post of Head of Accounting has been created via a restructure and will report into (and deputise for) the Regional Controller. Specific responsibilities include:

Overseeing the monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting processes, including managing the Balance Sheet.
Owning the review process with business budget holders and key Finance staff.
Leading a team of 4; ensuring staff are suitably trained & knowledgeable and able to support the needs of a global business.
Maintaining a robust financial control environment; improving / restating controls as necessary.
Supervising reports by reviewing consolidations, monthly reporting and balance sheet reconciliations; work closely with the team to nurture inter-company relationships and communication.
Assisting with the assessment and financial due diligence of business acquisitions.

The ideal candidate for the post of Head of Accounting will be:

A qualified accountant with several years PQE
A strong people manager with a strong track record of motivating, managing & developing teams.
An excellent communicator with the gravitas to manage both up and down.
Able to express complex / technical concepts to people from all backgrounds and levels.
Calm & organised; someone who thrives in a fast-paced world where priorities change.
Keen to progress both within the role and beyond it
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