A professional services organisation is looking for a Statutory Reporting Manager to assist them through a busy period, based in London, £400-£500 per day. Key responsibilities: Managing the statutory accounts from preparation through to filing. Including but not limited to: oManaging/assisting the team (approx. 11 staff) in India drafting the accounts, this will include maintaining pressure on them to deliver on deadlines; oWorking with auditors and business FDs to assisting in closing any bottlenecks that may arise in the process; oWorking closely with a project manager in developing and monitoring progress against a project plan; oWeekly reporting on the status of statutory process to senior management; oTroubleshooting accounting issues arising in accounts production or during audit; and oDeveloping systems and processes Intercompany rationalisation Other ad hoc projects arising through finance transformation project Key candidate requirements: ·Qualified Accountant - ideally ACA ·Strong technical accounting background (including IFRS 15/16) ·Hands-on statutory accountant ·Team management experience ·Prior experience of working with offshore /overseas teams ·Able to work in a fast paced and complex corporate environment ·Able to prioritise and hit tight deadlines ·Excellent attention to detail ·Strong influencer, able to work with multiple stakeholders at all levels Please note: Candidates must be available to interview and start at short notice.
FP&A Manager - High growth Tech A young and dynamic high-growth Tech business in Watford has a fantastic newly created role for an FP&A Manager to own the FP&A function and business partnering the senior leadership team. This is a high-profile commercial FP&A Manager role reporting into the CFO, and a newly created position you can really make your own. With almost 100% annual revenue growth and an international presence across a dozen countries, this phenomenal award-winning Tech business has huge potential to offer an exciting and varied long term career with real progression opportunities. On offer is a modern, sociable and nurturing Tech Startup environment, with great perks, share options from day one, a fun vibrant team and great work events, and flexible working. The role will include: Analysis of financial and operational results to support senior management's understanding of company performance Produce KPI reports for quarterly board meetings Liaise with functional heads to prepare quarterly budgets and analysis Work closely with the leadership team to model the business's medium to long term financial plans Produce monthly management pack, monthly cashflow forecast and P&L outlook Partner budget holders and commercial functions including sales and marketing Assist in preparation of competitor analysis and market trends Ad-hoc financial analysis and commercial support as required to support strategic decision making What skills you will need for success in this role: An accountancy qualification (ACA/CIMA) Strong stakeholder management either from industry or from a senior role in an accountancy practice Strong commercial acumen and financial analysis experience Flexibility, able to adapt to changes in a growing dynamic business A real desire to work in the Tech industry
Head of Internal Controls & Assurance C£90,000 + benefits Central London FMCG Market Leader This market leading, internationally renowned FMCG business has experienced both acquisitive and organic growth over the past 3 years. With exciting plans for growth in place, this dynamic organisation is about to embark on a significant and rapid expansion plan. Several years of consistent success have come through the development of exciting innovations within its field and this business prides itself at being at the forefront of technological advances across the sector. International expansion plans remain on track and the organisation continues to bid for and win high profile contracts. As a result of this continued success, the organisation has now created the new position of Head of Internal Controls & Assurance. In this business critical position, leading a team and reporting to the Group Financial Controller, you will; Play a key role in linking the activities of risk management, audit, programme assurance and change management to create a robust governance framework. Own the execution of controls improvements across the business Build an effective, flexible resource model to provide appropriate depth and breadth of skills to deliver the Internal Controls & Assurance plan. Lead and coach a talented and ambitious team Providing proactive advice to the business on risk management and controls to support the continuous improvement of the control environment. Own, develop and communicate the Group Finance Policy Manual including a minimum standard of internal controls Ensure the tracking and follow-up of management actions to address identified control gaps, including holding action owners accountable for delivery Work closely with Group Finance and Business Units to identify risks and mitigations, make appropriate recommendations, monitor, test and report progress of actions Work closely with legal, finance and relevant departments to monitor and report on key financial compliance issues As a credible and emotionally intelligent Chartered Accountant you will have first class communications skills and demonstrably high levels of intellectual horsepower. You will easily build cross-functional relationships, have proven experience of business partnering experience and providing financial process and technical accounting advice. You will either be an experience Senior Manager within Practice or in a similar role within Industry. This is a high profile and critical hire which will play a key role in the continued success of this growing business.
Our client is an entrepreneurial, international, luxury leisure group with a unique customer offering and strong position in the market. The business has achieved great success to date and has exciting growth plans. To support and facilitate this growth, the business is now looking to recruit a high calibre, commercially-oriented Financial Controller to take full accountability for running all aspects of the finance function. With significant exposure to senior management, key responsibilities will include: Acting as a strong business partner to the CEO and broader management team, supporting commercial and operational decision-making across the organisation Taking ownership of the production of high-quality financial accounts and reports for both monthly internal management and statutory purposes Ensuring appropriate structures are in place to service the business, maintain tight control, drive continuous improvement, best practice and efficiencies Managing budgeting, forecasting and planning process, delivering improved management information and developing new reports and models as appropriate Analysing new and existing business initiatives, challenging assumptions and highlighting any risks and opportunities - including new site acquisitions, competitor and market analysis, marketing initiatives and supply chain / procurement processes The successful candidate will be a 'hands on' qualified accountant with proven experience of operating in a fast paced, multi-site, consumer focussed environment. You will be comfortable dealing with the complexity of multiple revenue streams. Prior experience of working within a growing SME would be highly desirable. A confident and pro-active self-starter, you will be comfortable contributing to high-level strategic decision making whilst being able to 'roll up your sleeves' and get into the detail. With exceptional communication skills, you will have the credibility and gravitas to work effectively with both finance and non-finance teams. You will have a commercial mind set, and the emotional intelligence to challenge current thinking and influence in a positive and constructive manner. The successful candidate will demonstrate visible drive and enthusiasm and will thrive in a change oriented and dynamic environment.
A diversified investment fund is recruiting a hands-on Group Financial Controller. Reporting directly to the CFO and with full ownership and accountability for running all aspects of the finance function, you will play an integral role in managing relationships both internally and externally. Responsibilities will include: Ensuring appropriate structures are in place to service the business, maintain tight control, drive continuous improvement, best practice and efficiencies Preparing the monthly and year end management accounts, VAT, payroll and KPIs, statutory reporting and the business plan, budgets and forecasts Providing commercial analysis and insight to facilitate effective business decisions Building relationships across the wider business, acting as a key interface between finance and the operational divisions as well as external stakeholders Leading a team The successful candidate will be a well-rounded accountant with a strong reporting background and adaptable approach that enables you to simultaneously understand the business's long-term accounting needs whilst being able to 'roll your sleeves up' and get into the detail. Prior experience of working within an investment fund or family office would be highly advantageous. With exceptional communication skills, you will have the credibility and gravitas to work effectively with both finance and non-finance teams. You will have a commercial mind set, and the emotional intelligence to challenge current thinking and influence in a positive and constructive manner.