Senior Accountant

Posted 10 June 2022
Salary£50000 - £55000 per annum
LocationChester
DisciplineQualified Finance
ReferenceHD/36143/SA
Contact NameHannah Donnelly

Job description

Axon Moore are recruiting for a high growth, PE backed business based in Cheshire who are looking for a Senior Accountant to join their team for an 18 month fixed term contract.
  • Leading and pro-actively driving forward improvements to specific brands/region reporting and ensuring a high standard of financial accounting controls within these brands/regions
  • Leading and pro-actively driving forward improvements within specific departments through pro-active business partnering and making pro-active changes to ensure a high standard of financial accounting controls and reporting relating to these departments
  • Leading on and pro-actively driving forward improvements around specific business wide processes (eg purchasing process, sales process etc).  This will involve conducting regular reviews of the full processes, liaising with all stakeholders, pro-actively questioning processes and implementing change where relevant.
  • Leading on pro-actively implementing both external and internal audit recommendations to ensure the finance department is the best it can be.
  • Ensuring we have a fully documented group accounting policy manual and group accounting process manual for the areas responsible for
  • Ensuring that month end processes and year end processes are completed to a high standard including a full review before it is passed to the Financial Controller/Head of Group Finance.
  • Providing board standard commentary each month end for areas responsible for including review of work performed by line reports and relevant feed back before it is passed to the Financial Controller/Head of Group. Finance.
  • Ensuring that financial statements for the regions responsible for are fully reviewed and completed under FRS101 to a high standard before going to the Financial Controller/Head of Finance/external auditors.
  • Ensuring that relevant information required for the group consolidation is provided to the Financial Controller and Group Reporting Manager in a timely manner and to a high standard.
  • Managing and supporting line reports to a high standard and ensuring they are continually developing and progressing
  • Ensuring that support is provided to and pro-actively working alongside all other areas of finance such as the integrations team on acquisitions and hive-ups, the commercial team on budgeting and projects and the finance admin team on operational processes and matters.
  • Ensuring that technical accounting papers or project papers are prepared to a high standard on all relevant areas that can be provided to the external auditors and/or senior management
  • Leading on ensuring that support and guidance is provided to the Regional MD’s and colleagues at the acquisition sites to ensure that processes and controls are aligned to head office standard and the relevant support, training and guidance is being pro-actively provided. 
  • Leading on supporting external audit requirements for relevant areas of responsibility.
  • Leading on supporting internal audit requirements for relevant areas of responsibility.
  • Leading on the completion of any relevant returns and other compliance requirements.
  • Pro-actively being future looking and thinking how the finance department can adapt as it grows.
  • Any other ad-hoc request as specified by the Financial Controller or Head of Group Finance
 

Our newest Senior Financial Accountant must have credible knowledge of the issues facing the business on a day-to-day basis and in the longer term. They should be able to pro-actively develop and improve business processes whilst maintaining the Company’s professional image. They need to be able to provide clear communications between all parts of the business and will be forward looking in anticipating future challenges and opportunities and respond to these with effective planning.

This is a highly varied role with responsibilities including but not limited to:
  • Ensuring that the finance areas that the role is responsible for are functioning to the highest standard possible
  • Pro-actively driving improvements across all processes
  • Ensuring documentation is of a high standard and completed for all processes in a timely manner
  • Ensuring line reports are fully supported and clearly developing
Hybrid working model - 2 days in the office