Role details

Head of Reporting and Control

London   •   £80,000 - £100,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Global responsibility
  • Technical expert

About Our Client

European Headquarters based in London for large NYSE listed B2B services company

Job Description


  • Advising European teams on accounting and reporting for complex one-off transactions that includes lease accounting, revenue recognition, provisions and accruals, cost capitalisation, goodwill, asset impairment testing, restructuring and exit activities, and accounting for software development costs.

  • Accounting support for acquisition and disposition activities in Europe working with the regional controllers on accounting entries and reporting integration. In particular, supporting the fair value adjustments including Customer Relationship Value, Racking and Lease.

  • Provide leadership for a cross functional team of Tax, Treasury, Legal and Accounting responsible for coordination and execution of material fund flows and transactions including financing, equity infusions, capital restructuring, inter company dividends, holding company restructuring, etc.

  • Partner with the functional and country teams around strategies to drive performance, including shared services centres ,agreement to cash, control enhancements, etc.

  • Monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting of consolidated Europe financials and disclosure under US GAAP.

  • Ownership of a number of quarterly deliverables to the Controllership including the Balance Sheet Flux analysis, Statement of Cash Flows, Purchase Price Allocations, Goodwill roll-forwards.

  • Preparation of the month-end close dashboard and identification of opportunities to improve the process.

  • Ownership of audit relationship with Deloitte for the European audits as well as responsible to providing various consolidated schedules and analysis necessary to complete the audit of the Europe consolidation and to communicate with external auditors on accounting issues to ensure agreement with company positions on accounting and disclosure issues.

Global Responsibilities

  • Provide ad hoc and formal training on US GAAP and accounting policies to global teams. Effective education of local teams to enable them to understand and apply the policies effectively and consistently.

  • Lead Balance Sheet reviews of countries in any region. Balance Sheet reviews include a review of the balances in all accounts, US GAAP adjustments, statutory audit filings, issues, and results of internal controls testing.

  • Support global initiatives such as central oversight of the local statutory audits, close optimization, most favoured pricing analysis, etc.

  • Managing and coaching two team members.

The Successful Applicant



  • ACA preferred

  • 8-10 years of experience

  • A minimum of 3 years of financial statement audit experience at a public accounting firm, and at least 6-7 years of experience in corporate accounting for a large public company.

  • Job requires in-depth knowledge of US GAAP.

  • Management experience

  • Builds collaborative relationships-Builds rapport and cooperative relationships

  • Works well cross functionally and in a matrix organization.

  • Strong problem solving, organization, communication, documentation and supervisory skills

  • Action oriented, self-starter, works independently and has good judgment as to how and when to involve others.

  • Be detail oriented and able to think analytically, strategically, creatively, and practically.

  • Adaptable, flexible, an approaches change positively.

What's on Offer

competitive salary with good benefits

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