Financial Controller

Sewell Wallis Ltd
22 Sep 2019
21 Oct 2019
Sewell Wallis are delighted to be working with a leading B2B services company providing organisations with highly specialised solutions. We are looking for a Financial Controller who will be the primary accounting lead for the business.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an experienced and successful company, where you will report directly to the Financial Director. For the right candidate this role will offer great career progression.

- Oversee and coordinate the preparation of timely and accurate monthly management accounts to tight deadlines.
- Opening and closing periods in the financial systems.
- Full responsibility for and oversight of the group audit and the annual statutory accounts processes, managing all aspects of the audits, including planning audit timing, agreeing deadlines with the US, organising the team to the delivery of information, production of work papers and final statutory accounts. Statutory accounts to be filed within tight deadlines from year end following new US rules.
- VAT and Corporation tax responsibilities including review and timely submission. Liaising with tax advisors proactively on potential issues affecting the business.
- Help with preparation of key Balance Sheet reconciliations and their review to US deadlines, including the support and training other staff when needed.
- Full responsibility for Balance Sheet deadlines and managing the online reconciliation system.
- Liaising with US Corporate team on all Accounting questions, and monthly Balance Sheet reviews by Legal Entity to be performed.
- Provision of accounting guidance and assistance on a wide variety of ad hoc queries, inclusive of complex and critical areas of accounting such as impairment testing, hedge accounting etc.
- Responsible for implementation of and adherence to US Accounting Policies.
- Full responsibility for SOX within Finance, including dealing with Internal Auditors testing, resolving findings, mentoring finance and non-finance team on how to resolve their issues and improve SOX controls.
- Analysis and maintenance of all US GAAP adjustments.
- Provision of accounting advice and financial due diligence on both corporate transactions and commercial deals, e.g. acquisitions, disposals, investments.
- Proactively implement and lead change across all areas of responsibility.
- Ultimate oversight of company secretarial duties, national statistics, VAT returns, etc. within the team, and timely filing of reports with the authorities.
- Liaising directly with US Corporate teams on a multitude of Accounting projects, including new Lease Standard, Revenue Recognition, Segregation of Duties, Journal Entry, Delegation of Authority, Risk Matrix reviews.
- Responsibility for Finance oversight of the PO system.
- Involvement in ERP implementation decisions, particularly chart of accounts decisions, legal entity structure, accruals and journals.
- Advise on all accounting implications for proposed M&A activities within the business.
- Oversee Company secretarial responsibilities.

- Qualified ACA preferably from Big 4
- Experience of working in multinational and preferably with a US ultimate parent
- Detailed understanding of US GAAP and local UK GAAP, must have overseen statutory preparation
- Excellent IT skills with Advanced Excel (basic formulas, pivots tables, "if" statements, lookups as a minimum) and Access/Query skills.

If you are currently working in a senior finance role and ready to take the next step or currently looking for a new challenge then please contact Adam Hyams.

Sewell Wallis acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. As part of our recruitment process, we will retain your CV for a period of one year to enable us to consider you for future roles. After this period your CV will be deleted

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