Responsible for Financial accounting team. Ensure compliance with the local regulations & requirements for Europe F&A business including monthly closing and annual statutory closing. To manage all external and internal audits, statutory accounts, inter-company positions, corporate and indirect tax.
(Based on our four performance management competency areas - )
Strategy & Innovation:
Responsibility for ensuring all group reporting requirements are met
Payment approval for all payments
Ensuring that appropriate systems and internal controls are implemented and maintained
· Project manage and consolidate reporting from the different system
· Automate and continually improve reports and recommend ways to improve data flows and data management.
Operations & Results:
Manage the month end close process, ensuring all accounting is completed to strict deadlines. Liaise with the Financial Planning & Analysis team to ensure results are communicated and issues resolved prior to submission of results.
Ensure accurate balance sheet reconciliations are performed monthly and submitted on a timely basis for FD’s review. Review of all GL account recs and follow up on outstanding, aged and reconciling items.
Manage the year-end audit, statutory accounts filings and corporation tax work in cooperation with your external partners (Ernst & Young and PWC).
Maintenance of financial ledgers and accounting processes
Managing the Credit Control function
Review monthly control and balance sheet accounts
· Support the development, documentation and execution of new processes and systems. (AX, SAP, Nav, Access)
Any other ad hoc duties, as and when required
Customers & Relationships:
Cash management and treasury duties
Overseeing the preparation of VAT, Corporation tax and other statutory returns
Prepare presentations to Directors and Senior Management Team
Leadership & Teams:
Manage, coach and develop the Finance Accounting team to deliver individual, team and organisational goals
· Reviewing all process and identify areas where improvement is needed
Skills & Qualifications:
Familiar with the latest developments in IFRS.
Detailed knowledge of excel, SAP and MS Dynamics AX.
Qualified ACCA or equivalent experience working within a major accounting firm or an international group and at least 5 years PQE.
Possess strong analytical/planning skills, together with a strong accounting/commercial background.
Foreign language desirable (Italian)
Need the ability to analyse financial data and draw sound conclusions and proposals.
Able to accurately but commercially interpret accounting literature and apply it to real situations.
The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic team player with strong technical skills, an inquisitive and challenging approach, an exceptional analytical ability and a willingness to take ownership.
Challenging but diplomatic style with the credibility to work at the highest levels across the organisation.
Strong intellect as well as ability to communicate at all levels, drive change, implement systems and work cross-functionally.
Very high level of initiative and self-motivation but also able to follow the agreed way of working.
Strong analytical skills (especially the ability to really get into and own the business model which can get quite complicated) and a keen interest and understanding of the business.
Energy, resilience, adaptability and the ability to learn new systems swiftly.