Head of Accounting
A Head of Accounting is sought by a global publishing & media business who are leaders in the fields in which they operate. They are expanding, acquisitional and proud of their ethics, having made several titles available for free to support remote learning in the current climate. The post of Head of Accounting has been created via a restructure and will report into (and deputise for) the Regional Controller. Specific responsibilities include: Overseeing the monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting processes, including managing the Balance Sheet. Owning the review process with business budget holders and key Finance staff. Leading a team of 4; ensuring staff are suitably trained & knowledgeable and able to support the needs of a global business. Maintaining a robust financial control environment; improving / restating controls as necessary. Supervising reports by reviewing consolidations, monthly reporting and balance sheet reconciliations; work closely with the team to nurture inter-company relationships and communication. Assisting with the assessment and financial due diligence of business acquisitions. The ideal candidate for the post of Head of Accounting will be: A qualified accountant with several years PQE A strong people manager with a strong track record of motivating, managing & developing teams. An excellent communicator with the gravitas to manage both up and down. Able to express complex / technical concepts to people from all backgrounds and levels. Calm & organised; someone who thrives in a fast-paced world where priorities change. Keen to progress both within the role and beyond it.
Faculty Finance Officer (Divisional Finance Director)
Imperial College - Business School Faculty Finance Officer (Divisional Finance Director) Imperial College London attracts over 19,000 new students each year, retains the services of 8,000 staff of the highest calibre and is consistently rated amongst the world's best universities. As part of Imperial College, the Business School drives excellence through the fusion of business, technology and an entrepreneurial mindset. Our world leading research informs postgraduate and Executive Education programmes and is sought by governments, policymakers and global business leaders alike. The Business School is seeking an experienced finance professional to lead Finance across the Business School and play a key role in driving their ambitious strategic plan. The Business School offers a dynamic, supportive and diverse working environment, with a "can do" attitude expected from all staff. The right individual, in possession of the appropriate blend of financial expertise and leadership ability to influence and inspire colleagues, will enjoy an exceptionally interesting opportunity to make a valuable contribution to the future direction of the Business School at a time of change in the higher education landscape. Selected responsibilities include: Lead the provision of financial information, analysis and advice to support the operational management of the Faculty and its departments. Instil a culture of sound financial management across the Faculty by ensuring that the College's financial controls are understood and followed. Quantify the financial impact on different potential courses of action (e.g. investment appraisals) and advise on options or actions to improve the outcome. Identify potential issues associated with unusual or complex transactions; review and approve the appropriate treatment. Work closely with the Dean to develop & implement a prioritised financial plan for the Faculty. Develop and make use of a wide network of key relationships from both inside and outside the organisation to influence others; negotiate effectively at all levels. Provide leadership, coaching and development to team members, inspiring excellent performance that fully reflects the behaviours required by Imperial Expectations. The successful candidate is likely to possess: A full accountancy qualification along with significant PQE. Proven experience in developing, analysing, interpreting & reporting financial information. A track record of managing teams to produce results in a constantly evolving environment. The intellectual horsepower, confidence and strong influencing skills to work effectively with pro-active, motivated individuals. An ability to find common ground when faced with competing demands for time & resources. The desire to take advantage of the opportunities to develop within and beyond this role. For the full Job Description and additional information, please click on the following link: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs/description/FOG00406/faculty-finance-officer Interested candidates should forward their CVs to Andy Myerson at Cedar Recruitment Ltd () or call him on 020 3837 9009 for more information. All speculative applications will be forwarded to Cedar. Closing date for applications: Wednesday 30th September 2020.
Group Finance Manager
A Group Reporting Manager is sought by a leading, global consumer brand whose innovation has driven them to be one of the obvious leaders in their field. They possess a proud heritage and boast a resilient, profitable business plan that will see them continue to succeed long into the future. NOTE: The company offers flexible working so and candidates who live to the west of London (e.g. Berkshire, Wiltshire) are also encouraged to apply. Reporting to the Group Consolidation Controller, the Group Reporting Manager will play a key role in developing the internal and external reporting capabilities of the group finance department. Specific duties include: Prepare consolidated Group accounts in accordance with IFRS; preparation of Plc accounts for inclusion in the Group's Annual Report. Produce UK subsidiary accounts under FRS102 and review of overseas subsidiary accounts. Deliver monthly management reports on both group and head office company performance. Calculate the values of the Group's share based payments arrangements; support pension advisors. Play a key role in supporting re-organisations, acquisitions and other ad hoc projects (e.g. Treasury). A raft of other tasks to support the growth of a dynamic, diverse, global business. The ideal candidate for the position of Group Reporting Manager will have the following attributes: Big 4 / Top 6 trained ACA, either still in practice or having already moved into industry; Excellent academics, sound knowledge of consolidations & IFRS coupled with strong audit skills; Self-motivated nature with a proven ability to work to tight deadlines and in small teams; Strong communication and an ability to influence large, culturally diverse groups of stakeholders. An interest in developing IT systems and the desire to automate processes; A desire to prove oneself and take advantage of opportunities to progress.
Financial Controller - Operations
A Financial Controller - Operations is sought by a leading, globally recognised entertainment company. They work with some of the biggest names in their industry and the company own the rights to significant bodies of other entertainment spanning various genres. It is highly likely that you will hear see or hear their productions on a weekly if not daily basis. The Financial Controller - Operations reports into the Financial Director (who reports into the CFO). The role of Financial Controller - Operations is crucial to ensuring the smooth day-to-day financial management of the business and will enjoy the following responsibilities. Manage, develop and up-skill the financial operations team that includes the AP, AR and expenses teams and covers 20 staff (6 direct reports). Drive the company's month & quarter end processes to ensure timely and accurate production of management information for corporate & other users. Manage the overheads (inc. budgets, forecasts & analysis) for cost centres. Provide regular / ad hoc cash-flow forecasts, analysis and balance sheet commentary. Oversee statutory reporting for all trading entities along with quarterly VAT and payroll reporting. Work cross-functionally to improve company-wide processes and controls. Various ad hoc projects (e.g. developing analyses, system improvements). Candidates for the Financial Controller - Operations role must be qualified accountants who: Have proven experience of managing and developing teams of people (possibly including managing managers) and demonstrably enjoy such tasks. Are strong financial accountants who also understand how to manage cost centres and support non-finance staff. Demonstrate the ability to think clearly and simplify complex tasks. Are organised, methodical and robust characters who are also calm under pressure. Possess excellent attention to detail and are discreet with confidential information. Wish to take advantage of the career progression and further opportunities on offer.