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Accounting Manager

  • Salary: £400 - £475 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Sector: Financial Controller / Manager
  • Date posted: 03/10/2018
  • Job reference: BBBH89614

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My client, an IT software company based near Reading, is currently seeking an Accounting Manager to join their busy finance team on a 6 month contract.
You should ideally be immediately available or on a maximum of 1 week's notice, and be able to work via your own limited company or an umbrella company.


The Accounting Manager will be responsible for leading the team responsible for Accounting Policies maintenance and Approvals process to ensure a seamless compliance framework.
You will work in a fast-paced and technically challenging environment with a focus on compliance with external, legal, tax and internal reporting requirements.
You will provide guidance and direction in a high-visibility environment and is responsible for working with SME's from the finance BU, Controllership and others to develop and ensure that accounting processes and practices meet the high standards of a public software company.
You will support SOX related activities, including but not limited to coordinating leadership certifications and other SOX related required functions.


· Lead team to develop and present quarterly accounting policy updates to business management and the broader finance team
· Lead the effort to work with the policy topic owners to conduct periodic reviews to ensure the topics are current and in line with regulatory rulings
· Manage website information and ensure that it is updated and current at all times
· Provide proactive leadership
· Manage chart of approvals update process including coordination with the Delegation of Authority Committee
· Manage web site information and ensure that it is updated and current at all times
· Ensure that policies and Chart of Approvals information are in synch
· Coordinate and ensure SOX leadership approvals are provided for Controllership
· Other SOX related actions as needed pertaining to Controllership
· Develop team members to continue to progress with their careers and develop strong, career focused individuals that want to grow their career within the Software environment
· Lead large and complex business or finance process initiatives.


· Accounting qualification (e.g. ACA, ACCA)
· University degree with a focus in business or economics
· 10 years of experience in a similar role; e.g financial controls manager or audit manager
· Relevant leadership experience).
· Experience within the IT / Software industry


· Excellent understanding of accounting principles and of financial controls and processes.
· Excellent project management and team management skills.
· Excellent business acumen.
· Superior communication and influencing skills acquired through proven experience of discussing challenging finance/business issues with senior management at multinational companies.

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