Head of Accounting

Head of Accounting

  • Location

    West Midlands, England

  • Sector:

    GRG Executive Search

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  • Salary:

    £90000.00 - £100000 per annum + Car, Bonus and Benefits

  • Contact:

    Helen Schwarz

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

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Job Summary

A Head of Accounting role, based in the West Midlands. This role will focus on a significant UK facility, but will have responsibilities that span the entire business, within a global manufacturing group. You will be part of the finance leadership team and will deputise for the Director of Accounting & Controls. The Finance Team are on a journey of operational excellence and there is a genuine opportunity to make a real difference and to progress your finance career into a Director role.

About Our Client

Our client is a part of a highly successful global, manufacturing group. A market leading group they are able to offer the best in innovation and technology for the industries they serve and are redefining their sector and continuing to grow.

The UK remains a key area of geographic focus and this is a high-profile opportunity, based at a significant UK facility, and with responsibilities that span the whole business. The Finance Team are on a journey of operational excellence, and there is the opportunity to be involved in this and be part of the future of the wider finance organisation, either into a Director of Accounting & Controls position or a Divisional FD role.

They are absolutely committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and believe a multitude of approaches and ideas enable them to deliver the best results for their workforce, workplace, and customers. The successful candidate will be empowered with the flexibility to achieve their career goals and reach their full potential.

The Role

This is a high-profile Head of Accounting opportunity in the West Midlands. This role will focus on a significant UK facility in the West Midlands and with responsibilities that span the whole business. They are looking for someone who could deputise for the Director of Accounting and Controls and this represents a great opportunity to then progress a career within this highly successful global, manufacturing group.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Responsible for the site reporting and controls including statutory reporting
  • Management of the team including P&L, Balance Sheet and Cash and consolidated reporting
  • Provision of added value management reporting to the DFD's that drives business performance and financial oversight
  • Management of the transactional team supporting the Finance Business Partners
  • Drive process excellence across all aspects of the team, with a focus on automation and centralisation
  • Support transfer pricing reviews and tax oversight
  • Build, coach and develop a high performing finance team
  • Ensure adherence to all corporate policies and provide confidence in the controls and operating environment
  • Play an active role in the leadership of best practice and collaborate across the wider FLT

Candidate Profile

For this Head of Accounting opportunity in the West Midlands, you will be a qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) and an experienced leader of people and process in a central finance environment as part of a large corporate. Preferably an industrial manufacturing/engineering business.

Must have a proven technical accounting track record and an understanding of the operational processes in a manufacturing business and how they impact the financials across the income statement and balance sheet.

It is also important that you are comfortable leading change, capable of influencing at all levels and understand what a best-in class finance function looks like within a large corporate environment.

Experience in lean/continuous improvement techniques in an office environment would also be advantageous, and a good awareness of finance systems and automation.

A successful track record in establishing high performing finance teams will be important, and an ability to manage complex and diverse environments, whilst still promoting a culture of continuous improvement, as a dynamic and hands-on leader.

Prior experience working across multiple geographies, including an appreciation for cultural diversity is important.

They are able to offer a flexible/ hybrid working pattern. They recognise that flexibility is important and fully support that agenda.

What's on Offer

£90-100,000 Basic Salary, Car Allowance, Bonus, and other Standard Benefits

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