Senior Financial Accountant

Posted 27 May 2022
Salary £325 - £350 per day, Benefits: Umbrella
DisciplineQualified Finance
Contact NameLinzie Strickland

Job description

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