Group Financial Controller, Essex, UK

£70,000 + car allowance + benefits

Our client is a global market leader in the Electronics sector. The group have international operations in the UK, Germany, USA, China, Singapore and Taiwan. The business is headquartered in Northern Home Counties and employs approximately 200 people worldwide.

2016 has been a successful year for the company and to support the ongoing successful growth of the business, there is a need for a talented and motivated Group Financial Controller.  This individual will be responsible for Group Financial Control working closely with the Group FD and senior management team.  The role will have an international remit, interacting closely with global operations.

This will be a visible role within the group and you will have regular interactions with the executive team and senior managers.  The role will encompass a number of project matters.  For example, due to the ongoing growth of the business and positioning itself for further future growth, there is a need to globally implement an ERP system in 2017. You will be fully engaged in the implementation of this project.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Timely accurate, and complete financial reporting including consolidation of group accounts for both Management Accounts and external financial reporting.
  • External financial reporting to include annual report and accounts, interim half-yearly reporting and supporting numbers for trading statements.
  • Working closely with other advisors and suppliers such as banks, insurers, actuaries.
  • Working closely with Group FD and the senior management team to implement and drive on-going improvement in the business.
  • Ensuring adherence to Group Reporting rules and controls
  • Responsible for adherence and provision of advice re IFRS and Group accounting standards.
  • Managing, together with the Group FD, relationship with external auditors.
  • Supporting client contract structuring and negotiations from a financial perspective.

 

Qualifications:

  • A Qualified and financial reporting experienced accountant with experience in multi-currency international finance experience.
  • Experience of working within a fast growing, product-led company.
  • Exposure to an international business environment.

 

This role requires a talented and exceptionally technical individual who has the drive, enthusiasm and motivation to support the ongoing development of this dynamic and growing international business. As Group Finance Controller, you must have the ability to develop financial reporting to highlight the challenges and future needs of the business. This role requires an individual who can add considerable value to Group FD and the senior management team, and therefore, in turn to the business.

For more information please contact leo@williamscottassociates.com or call 0203 818 6000.

UK Chief Accountant, Hemel Hempstead, UK

Up to £120,000 pa + Bonus+Benefits

This role offers the opportunity of being involved with one Europe’s most dynamic  IT services organisation.  Our client is an international market leading  information technology consultancy.  The global business employs 38,000 and has a turnover of almost €4bn.  They requires a UK Chief Accountant. Reporting to UK CFO, this is a pivotal role with extensive interaction with the senior executive team.

 

Responsibilities:

The role has responsibility for group financial reporting and central functions, including Tax & Treasury. The role will be responsible for day to day finance and accounts operations.  You will ensure the financial integrity of UK business.

Responsibility include;

  • Statutory reporting;
  • Managing relationship with external auditors:
  • Manage all central accounting teams.
  • You will leading a diverse group of teams, plus managing the shared service centre outsourced to India.
  • You will address complex accounting issues as these affect the Group’s reporting of performance and strategic direction;
  • Review of monthly balance sheet reconciliations, ensuring no surprises;
  • You will present updates to the wider Finance, Business Finance and Commercial teams.
  • You will work closely with global HQ Corporate and Commercial Finance divisional to ensure Group Accounting Policies and business performance reporting are understood.

 

Qualifications:

It is crucial that the successful candidate has:

  • ACA/ACCA or equivalent
  • Strong business and commercial acumen.
  • The ability to highlight the financial challenges and future needs of the business.
  • The ability to think strategically, supports and adds value to the executive team.

For more information please contact leo@williamscottassociates.com or call 0203 818 6000

Audit Executive, St Albans, UK

£37,500

Our client are a highly ranked Top 10 practice firm.  They have recently opened a new, dynamic business space in St Albans designed to bring business leaders together to work, connect and develop. They provide a wide range of audit and assurance services to private, public and international companies across various sectors. They audit over 8,500 firms annually, ranging from FTSE and AIM companies to Small Medium Sized Enterprise (SME) companies.

 

Responsibilities:

  • You’ll work as part of the team, in leading on site audit teams, effectively providing a hands on compliance and/or advisory role that exceeds client expectation, and engaging with clients and guests within the St Albans business space.
  • You’ll prepare and review work papers and drafts of the financial statements
  • You’ll allocate work to other members of the audit team, ensuring associates understand their responsibilities and have received excellent on-the-job coaching preparing or reviewing work papers and drafts of the financial statements
  • You’ll discuss relevant audit issues with personnel at the client’s premises in a professional and articulate manner
  • You’ll create a positive impression with the client, responding to any queries in a respectable time frame
  • You’ll effectively support and engage with managers throughout the audit process
  • You’ll interact with local businesses and take part in St Albans networking activities.

 

Qualifications:

  • ACCA, ACA, CA, CPA, or equivalent
  • Good Knowledge of IFRS and UK GAAP
  • Audit Software and Microsoft experience.
  • Strong technical abilities with a good audit grounding