Financial Accounting Manager

Financial Accounting Manager

Job Title: Financial Accounting Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Chester, Cheshire
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Reference: 10273/001_1547466267
Contact Name: Josh Stirrett
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 14, 2019 11:44

Job Description

Resourcery Group are recruiting for a Financial Accounting Manager for a global manufacturer based within a commutable distance of Warrington, Chester and Liverpool. The successful applicant will ideally be ACA or ACCA qualified from an audit background and have experience of managing and reviewing the outputs of a small team of technical accountants.

Working in close partnership with the Head of Finance the role of Financial Accounting Manager is responsible for reviewing the outputs of the financial accounting team (2). This is a review role with a clear demarcation between the production. That said, given the size of the team you will be required to retain an element of the hands-on around the month end close process and statutory financial accounts production for multiple UK entities. With wider responsibility for day-to-day treasury and pension management, indirect taxes and SG&A spend, the Financial Accounting Manager will review and monitor the balance sheet and act as a key point of contact within the UK business for technical accounting, tax, pension and treasury issues. You will also co-ordinate the audit process acting as the main point of contact with the auditors. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Liaison with senior cross-functional stakeholders within the group on a day-to-day basis
  • The on-going maintenance of a strong internal controls environment, ensuring compliance with SOx
  • Challenging existing processes, working with compliance to ensure governance around the close and continuous improvement efforts
  • Acting as the key contact on technical accounting issues under IFRS, FRS 101 and USGAAP
  • Preparing and reviewing statutory financial statements and involvement in monthly reporting (internal and to Group)
  • Preparation and review of all US corporate reporting requirements (monthly and quarterly)
  • Management of the daily cash balance and forecasting activities
  • Manage indirect tax (mainly VAT filings) activities

Applicants must be:

  • ACA or ACCA qualified (CIMA but with strong demonstrable technical finance experience)
  • A strong technical accounting expert with a good knowledge of UKGAAP (and preferably USGAAP)
  • Experienced at working in a large turnover, global, complex business
  • Experienced at managing a team and monitoring and managing their outputs
  • A strong cross-functional stakeholder manager
  • Experienced at using a large company ERP such as SAP or Oracle