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Financial Accounting Manager, Letchworth

Financial Accounting Manager,Letchworth, Hertfordshire
£50,000 – £55,000 + bonus + benefits

Our client, a highly successful player and market leader in their chosen discipline, is looking to source the technical expertise of a senior finance professional to fit within their structured and highly talented finance department.

The role, which will report into the senior finance team, will take responsibility for financial accounting team who are responsible for the accounting records of the Group's trading entities and timely and accurate delivery of any related financial information.

The successful candidate will work quickly to become a fully integrated member of the senior team ensuring that all group reporting requirements are met, that the statutory accounts are consolidated and that the departmental reporting processes are improved and adapted as and when required.

The primary purpose of the role is to lead the team and ensure its responsibilities are met through driving an appropriate balance of quality and efficiency. Specific duties include:

*Effectively manage, motivate and develop the financial accounting team, setting challenging annual goals and objectives, giving direction and coaching as necessary.  
*Monitor and control the team's monthly entity close process in-line with the overall group reporting timetable
*Review monthly accounts prepared by team ensuring familiarity with and tracking of balance sheet issues.
*Ensure accounting adheres to applicable reporting standards and Group policies, proactively investigating unusual transactions in conjunction with the group finance team.
*Manage inter-company recharge and similar processes, ensuring any issues are promptly resolved
*Ensure thorough review of draft accounts ahead of audit to ensure audit efficiency
*Support corporate tax team with preparation of in-country tax reporting
*Maintain a strong, robust control environment in line with internal governance and external regulatory requirements
*Ensure that all processes within the financial accounting team are standardised, clearly documented and complied with

Interested candidates must have experience of working within a big company set up and challenging the status quo with the intent of improving procedures and efficiency's and achieving long term business goals. They MUST be ACA or ACCA qualified, be up to date with the latest IFRS regulations, and be able to detail a career to date that reflects consistent progression and achievement.
On offer is the chance to play a key role within a successful organisation with real career prospects available for those who rise to the challenge.

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