Role details

Interim Head of Accounting

Sheffield   •   £60,000 - £70,000   •  Temporary

Bullet points

  • Interim Head of Accounting opportunity to cover a maternity leave
  • Excellent opportunity to join a leading international Manufacturing business

About Our Client

Global Manufacturing business with a presence in Sheffield

Job Description

  • Supporting the local CFO with profit and loss responsibility - with key strategic and global targets to achieve for the three operational business segments and for a trading company with a turnover of circa £100m per annum
  • Providing leadership and guidance to the Accounting team of 7 individuals. This includes ongoing review of performance and annual objective-setting and performance reviews.
  • Internal stakeholder coordination, including managing the relationships with the global headquarters, the consolidation team, and local business segment heads.
  • Supervise and review the monthly reporting of actual results to tight deadlines through the joint venture reporting system.
  • Review of monthly balance sheet reconciliations and other monthly management reports, eg aged receivables/payables, project-related balances, inventory etc
  • Responsibility for the preparation of the annual statutory accounts within 5 months of the year end for the three UK-based entities with the assistance of the Statutory Accountant.
  • Management of the Auditors for the Sheffield office and for the statutory financial statements.
  • Ensure that relevant controls relating to financial reporting are documented, implemented and upheld in accordance with group standards.
  • Ensure that the financial reporting guidelines are upheld and applied across the UK businesses.
  • Ad hoc reporting to management, including on technically challenging accounting topics.
  • Work closely with the Controlling (ie budget and cost-monitoring) team, the Treasury team and the Project management team.

The Successful Applicant

The ideal Interim Head of Finance have;

  • ACA, ACCA or CIMA Qualified
  • Proven technical ability in accounting under IFRS
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • An individual with integrity and a commitment to excellence
  • Excellent analytical skills for interpreting data
  • Experience of the SAP reporting package Qualified accountant with minimum 5 years post qualified experience
  • Experience of leading a team with minimum of 5 people
  • Prior involvement in the statutory accounts process, ideally under IFRS
  • Experience of driving change within the team
  • Experience of managing the expectations of senior stakeholders
  • Experience with long term contract accounting

What's on Offer

Salary £60,000 - £70,000 dependent on experience and qualifications

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