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Head of Accounting

Job Title: Head of Accounting
Contract Type: permanent
Location: London, England
Industry:
Salary: £90000 - £110000 per annum + Excellent Benefits & 10% Bonus
REF: CG1101HA_1547226292
Contact Name: Charlotte Garfield
Contact Email: charlotte.garfield@vitaefr.com
Job Published: 2 months ago

Job Description

Our client, a household brand name and highly regarded entity, with a reputation for rewarding and retaining top talent, is looking to source a skilled ACA to join as Head of Accounting. The role would be ideally suited to a Chartered Accountant from a top 10 practice, with PQE gleaned in a fast-paced, corporate environment, which includes team management.

Reporting to the CFO you will have 3 direct reports, who look after wider teams of 4 - 8 individuals, consisting of Accounting & Reporting, AP, AR & Payroll. You'll be responsible for leading and motivating others, as well as ensuring the team produces best in class reporting and maintains robust financial controls.

Main duties include:
* Delivering high quality financial reporting to Senior Management including financial statement, inter-company reporting and annual consolidated stat accounts
* Developing and leading strategy to maintain and optimise financial processes, controls and systems
* Overseeing the production of audit files and maintaining relationship with external auditors
* Effectively managing and developing the Accounting & Reporting Team
* Identifying future activities within the business that could have a significant accounting consequence
* Owning Group accounting policies
* Deputise for CFO when required
* Supporting on ad hoc projects

Key skills, experience & qualifications required:
* ACA Qualified
* At least 5 years PQE in a similar controls and accounting focused role
* Proven track record managing a finance team, including those at a qualified level
* Credible and charismatic demeanour
* Ambitious and highly self-motivated

This is a fantastic opportunity for an impressive, technically strong and career-minded ACA to join a business that provides a fun, yet professional working environment, with clear paths for further development.

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