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Head of Financial Accounting

Location: LIVERPOOL, MERSEYSIDE Salary: 45000.00 - 55000.00 GBP Per Annum, inc benefits
Sector: Finance Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: 10 months ago Reference: 3159309
We are delighted to be able to support our Liverpool based Client with their search for a Permanent Head of Financial Accounting.

My Client is a £35m turnover Company who have just won their biggest ever contract. You will be managing a team of 3 (1 Qualified Accountant, 1 Part Qualified Accountant and 1 Accountant about to start study) and will also have 6 indirect reports at a Transactional level.

This is an excellent opportunity to work in a high profile, autonomous role with plenty of scope for owning processes in this dynamic business. The Management structure is quite lean and as a result, there is quite a lot of interaction with the Board with direct influence over Board decisions. There is also the chance to build on your management skills and the experience you gain in this role will strongly enhance your CV!

Duties will include:

- Overall responsibility for Statutory & Regulatory obligations for the Business as well as all Technical Accounting matters
- Overseeing the production of VAT returns
- Taking control of Treasury & Purchase Ledger functions & maintaining Petty Cash
- Heavy involvement in Year End
- Preparation of Statutory Accounts and circulating them to the Board
- Leading on Audits
- Co-ordination of Senior Accounting Officer compliance activities & Accounting regulations
- Signing off on a range of things, including BACS payments
- Cashflow forecasting

Experience / Qualifications required:

- Qualified Accountant (preferably ACA or ACCA but will also consider CIMA / CIPFA if relevant experience) with a reasonable amount of post qualification experience
- This role would be ideal for someone who started their career in Practice who also has several years experience in Industry in a Financial Accounting position
- Capable of taking the lead on the Financial Accounting part of the business and just getting on with things
- Experience of preparing Statutory Accounts for a Medium to Large Company
- Experience of leading on Year End processes
- Experience of engaging with Auditors
- Line Management responsibility
- Experience of establishing & maintaining a control environment
- Ability to get on with a wide range of people
- Experience of working within an Intercompany environment would be highly desirable
- Experience of using a sizeable Accounting system such as Oracle, SAP or Coda

This role will pay a salary in the region of £45,000 - £55,000 + Pension + 25 days holiday. Hours of work are flexible, working 40 hours per week, between the hours of 8am - 6pm.

My Client is looking for someone to start ASAP but is prepared to wait for the right candidate. If you're interested in this role, please send my your CV by 5:30pm on Wednesday 13th December at 5:30pm. Further to shortlisting, you will be required to do an SHL test & complete a credit check, followed by a face to face interview. An offer will be made shortly after the interview process is concluded.

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