Head of Financial Accounting

Michael Page
£60000 - £70000 per annum
14 Aug 2019
14 Sep 2019
Ben Tibbert
Contract type
Part time
Experience level

The Head of Financial Accounting is a key senior figure within the finance team with responsibility for leading on the preparation of the financial statements, audit strategy and financial controls team.

Client Details

The organisation, based in central London, is one of the largest property companys in the UK and has been growing rapidly over the last few years. The Head of Financial Accounting has a critical role to play in supporting the delivery of this mission, ensuring effective management and control of the organisations resources, production and communication of financial information to all stakeholders, and ensuring compliance with relevant legislation.


The Head of Financial Accounting reports into the Director of Financial Services and has responsibility for a team of nine people in total.

The overall technical aspects of the role are broad with the post having direct reports that cover capital accounting, consolidations and joint venture reporting. Despite being a technical position it has a good variety in the type of thing you will be involved with.

Primarily the role is focused on completing preparation of the statutory accounts, leading on a clean audit and ensuring the chart of accounts is fit for purpose. The role also involves significant exposure to dealing with the Senior Management level internally, as well as being the lead contact for the planning, treasury and development departments.


This is a fantastic opportunity for a qualified accountant with experience of working in the financial function of a complex organisation. You will need the following experience:

  • Experience in the production of consolidated Statutory Accounts and dealing with external audit requirements, with an up to date knowledge of current accounting standards.
  • Exposure to preparing and completing the chart of accounts.
  • You will be proactive and able to learn, review and develop internal processes and procedures, continuously looking to improve the services and outputs delivered by the team as well as enforcing compliance.
  • You will have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, able to understand a wide range of stakeholder needs and adapt services where necessary.
  • An individual who enjoys a challenge and wishes to work in a high performing finance function, with the ability to develop and motivate a team of people to deliver results.
  • Experience of managing a team and getting the best out of team members.
  • Job Offer

    £60,000-70,000 + Additional benefits, working from options and flexible working.

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