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Senior Financial Accountant

Axon Moore
Closing date
28 Jun 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Axon Moore have partnered with an international business based in Manchester City Centre looking for an interim Senior Financial Accountant to join an established team and assist with BAU to enable the existing team to manage a high profile Finance Transformation Project.

Job Description:

As Senior Financial Accountant you will be responsible for supporting the production of management and financial reporting, assist in collating accurate budgets and forecasts to reflect the strategy and activities to agreed formats and timetables and to support the implementation of improvements in financial reporting and control throughout the business. Plus to maintain effective relationships with all stakeholders that play a part in reporting and financial control, assist the Financial Controller with cashflow monitoring and reporting and to manage the relationship with the external auditors


Financial and Management Reporting/Analysis:

Managing the monthly reporting process to agreed formats and timetables
Production of the monthly Board Packs and MI
Co-ordination of the annual statutory accounts and management of the required statutory audits with the external auditors
Assisting with any other regulatory reporting compliance requirements that may arise
Financial control

Managing the governance process acting as the governance lead with counterparts across the Group
Helping to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the balance sheet, co-ordinating cyclical reviews and centrally managing any issues to resolution
Ensuring that there are adequate and robust controls within the financial systems, implementing systems and control improvements where necessary
Ensuring that any audit points (internal or external) are acted upon promptly
Budgeting and forecasting (including cashflow)

Co-ordination and collation of the budgeting and forecasting process to agreed formats and Group issued timetables
Assisting with cashflow reporting and managing the cashflow forecasting across all global entities
Helping to ensure strict adherence to Group cash principles to ensure maximisation of working capital targets whilst managing cash funding across all global entities
Stakeholder management

Liaise with and help manage the relationship of key stakeholders outside the business including auditors, bankers and other regulatory bodies
Maintain relationships with other stakeholders including Group & Divisional Finance, our external local service providers across countries and other professional services firms to ensure consistent performance to defined SLAs
Identification of areas where profit could be maximised through cost savings or other relevant measures
Work on any adhoc projects as required
Management of direct reports, supporting day to day task delivery and personal development, including target setting and performance appraisal

Person Specification:

Financial reporting & accounting experience
Experience of good processes and practice within a larger organisation
ACCA/ACA qualified with at least 3 years PQE
Intermediate to advanced excel
Knowledge of IFRS
Financial management/control & group reporting
Management of entities reporting in different currencies
Enthusiastic and likes to be part of a team
Pro-active self-starter
Good communication skills both verbal and written
Attention to detail and self-disciplined
Motivated and committed
Fluent English, spoken and written.
Other European languages beneficial

Inside IR35, £350 per day via umbrella company
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