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Finance Manager (French Speaking)

Finance Manager (French Speaking)

  • Location

    City of London, London

  • Sector:

    Recently Qualified Finance

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  • Salary:

    £65000 - £75000 per annum + 15% Bonus

  • Contact:

    Tom Daley

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  • Published:

    12 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    04 Jul 00:00

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Our client is a Global Professional Services Company with an impressive client base with one of the strongest brands in their market.

With a £500M turnover in the EMEA, the business has an impressive double-digit growth internationally and with multiple revenue streams. They are the leader in multiple fields, with world-class consultants and a track record of unrivalled success in helping companies respond to the unexpected.

Finance Manager (French Speaking) - about the role:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a French speaking Finance Manager with experience of accounting, reporting and compliance in France or Belgium.

Working in a department of 30 supporting the EMEA region, this role is ideally suited to someone who is a qualified accountant, who possesses excellent communication, leadership and time management skills.

Experience of multinational environments and dealing with business operations in the EMEA region is a strong advantage but not essential.

Key responsibilities:

  • Specific ownership of accounting, reporting and all compliance for two entities in Belgium
  • Day-to-day ownership of numerous EMEA based entities - directly performing all aspects of financial management and overseeing such work performed by Management Accountants
  • People management and supervision of several direct reports - all Management Accountants
  • Review and approval of journals and reconciliations performed by Management Accountants
  • Assist the EMEA Finance team in the enhancement of month-end processes including month-end accounting and ensuring compliance with US GAAP or UK GAAP
  • Coordinate inter-company reconciliations entries for EMEA entities with multiple group companies
  • Preparation and finalisation of annual statutory accounts for UK and EMEA entities
  • Direct liaison with external auditors and management of the audit process throughout the year
  • Other ad-hoc support to the department as required

Finance Manager - qualification and skills requirements:

  • Qualified accountant or French/Belgium equivalent
  • Knowledge of month end close processes and financial reporting
  • Up to date knowledge of UK/US GAAP or IFRS
  • Excellent knowledge of Excel, including pivot tables and analysis formulas
  • Experience of working in a matrix organisation or dealing with foreign subsidiaries is desirable
  • Fluent/Professional French both written and oral