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Finance Controller Manager

  • Location

    Bracknell, Berkshire

  • Sector:

    Accounting and Finance

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £55000 - £62000.00 per annum + Bonus (20%)

  • Contact:

    Rob Anderson

  • Contact email:

    robanderson@workwithglee.com

  • Job ref:

    29158_1653475470

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Consultant:

    Rob Anderson

Accounting Manager - £55,000 - £62,000 (Depending on experience)

Bonus (20%) + 25 days holiday + pension

Fully remote role but possibly a few days based in the Wokingham, Berkshire Office

We are delighted to be supporting our high-profile, well respected Business Services client, who seek to appoint an experienced, diligent and hands-on Accounting and Controls Manager.

Working for a rapidly growing business, in Wokingham, they are looking for a smart, talented and ambitious individual to join their Finance team of 20.

The Accounting Manager will oversee daily accounting processes and help manage the month end close process to ensure reporting deadlines are met. The focus of this role to be ensure deadlines are met to deliver month end reporting in a timely manner while helping develop junior members of the team. The role will be split accordingly:

  • 70% - BAU supervision/support of Financial Control and Accounts Payable
  • 30% - Driving process improvements through automation/re-engineering to enhance the control environment and other project deliverables such as the G/L replacement

The role will offer you a broad range of responsibilities including the management of the Accounting / Reporting team of 3 (PQ and transactional) supporting them whilst they go through a recent system implementation (Oracle).

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the month end close to ensure reporting deadlines are met including review and approve monthly journals, ensuring accuracy and timely posting
  • Working with the Head of Financial Control to ensure all month end processes such as reconciliations, TB reviews, variance analysis and reporting are completed
  • Work collaborative with other teams in finance - FP&A, Financial Reporting, Treasury Product Control to ensure reporting deadlines are met
  • Manage Accounts Payable and ensure AP and Financial Accounting are a cohesive team
  • Manage and motivate 3 direct reports
  • Help improve financial control with improved analytical review/drill down
  • Review current processes across financial control to identify potential improvements and automation opportunities
  • Co-ordinate and be the key contact for the year-end statutory audit to ensure deadlines are met and a successful audit is achieved
  • Assist our finance project and controls team to drive the change agenda across all of finance including the G/L replacement

Competencies:

  • Strong month end close experience
  • Process improvement experience
  • Strong analytical and mathematical skills
  • Financial controls experience such as month end reporting and reconciliations
  • Strong communication skills (written and oral) with the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the business
  • Be responsive to key stakeholders around the business
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and self-motivated
  • Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Dealing with external stakeholders such as auditors, banking

Essential Skills / Qualifications

  • Accounting Controls / Month End control experience
  • Qualified accountant (CA, ACA, ACCA, CIMA)
  • Advanced level of Microsoft Excel - experience of building and streamlining Excel work files
  • Team management experience

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