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Accounting Leader

  • Salary: £240 - £260 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
  • Sector: Financial Controller / Manager
  • Date posted: 13/10/2017
  • Job reference: J375716A

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My client, a well-known manufacturing company based in Cheltenham, is currently seeking an Accounting Leader to join their finance team on a 12 month contract.

You will ideally be available immediately or on a maximum of 2 week's notice.

You must be happy to work via your own limited company or an umbrella company for this role.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain the general ledgers (including Chart of Accounts, exchange rates, calendars, mass allocation routines) for all legacy ERPs within the team's remit
  • Oversea the close process and associated journals and account reconciliations for all balances not yet transitioned to the Global Operations Finance team
  • Constantly seek out strategies and opportunities to transfer work to the Global Operations Centres prior to the retirement of the legacy ERP
  • Supporting the European finance teams at month ends and quarter ends to close the books in the most efficient manner possible
  • Provide commentary and analysis for any consolidated quarterly balance sheet commentaries for review by P&L leaders and Controllership where required
  • Produce & review monthly/quarterly reconciliations of local ledgers to reported US GAAP ledgers
  • Support of the annual stat process, including providing any required analysis, where neccessary
  • Management of staff under your control
  • Ad hoc reporting requirements as required

Essential Requirements:

  • Degree qualified or equivalent
  • Fully qualified professional accountant with post qualification experience in a large company
  • Proven record working within a manufacturing and/or engineering environment
  • Strong background in Financial Accounting
  • Demonstrable past in managing and maintaining general ledgers
  • Familiar with IFRS and US GAAP
  • Experienced in managing or influencing teams/individuals
  • Flexible work style and ability to work under pressure. Be able to work to tight deadlines and adapt your working patterns accordingly
  • Experience of Oracle
  • Strong/Advanced Microsoft Excel skills