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Financial Accounting Manager

Transaction Recruitment
Posted 21 days ago

West Bromwich, West Midlands B700PU, England


£70,000 - £80,000 per annum

Contract type

Full Time

About the business

We are recruiting for a large manufacturing business with a strong reputation for high quality service. The business have invested heavily in their finance team, adding a brand new, inspiring FD about a year ago. They have now created a new role, and are looking for a Financial Accounting Manager to join their team and play a key role in their continued success.

Working Pattern

This is a hybrid working pattern based in West Bromwich with 3 days in the office and 2 working from home.

Main duties

  • Oversee the entire monthly accounting cycle, ensuring timely completion and adherence to reporting deadlines. Review journal entries and other work by team members, along with any additional reporting needs.
  • Provide leadership and direction to 2 direct reports. Assist all team members by setting objectives, development plans, and facilitating career progression and coverage during absences.
  • Guarantee all monthly balance sheet reconciliations are complete and reviewed. Report on the account positions throughout the month-end process and identify any outstanding items. Proactively track and resolve these issues before the next closing cycle.
  • Manage all Group intercompany activity and ensure proper reconciliations, including month-end adjustments.
  • Perform various accounting tasks to compile, consolidate, and analyse financial data.
  • Develop and implement plans to significantly reduce the time required for month-end closing and reporting, while maintaining or improving quality.
  • Assist in year-end audit cycles by preparing supporting documentation and information throughout the year for review.
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of a robust control environment focused on risk management and a strong internal control framework.
  • Prepare supplementary reports and undertake various projects/activities as required by the business, including audit support, ONS reporting, and due diligence assistance for investors.
  • Drive the development of new working methods, challenge with initiative and creativity, and implement innovative approaches.
  • Identify and help implement systems and processes to automate tasks and enhance the finance control team's strategy.
  • Establish credibility as a senior team member by providing strong direction, leadership, and motivation to other team members.
  • Collaborate effectively with business leaders across all departments.

Location / Office / Culture

The role is based in Oldbury, which has a finance team of around 20. You will be supported by a very strong FD and have plenty of room for growth.

What We Are Looking For

  • ACCA/ACA/CIMA Qualified with at least 5 years PQE
  • Previous experience of managing a team
  • IFRS/FRS/UK GAAP experience
  • Strong understanding of control and process design, testing and reporting with proven ability to implement improvements
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including teamwork, collaboration and relationship building
  • Continuous improvement mindset
  • Comfortable with meeting stakeholders and managing questions
  • Verbal, written and digital communication skills to deliver results and reporting
  • Strong Excel skills

Benefits to the role

  • Exciting business with growth
  • Great managementwho will support you
  • Lots to get stuck intoand plenty of growth

About Us

We are a local accountancy recruitment specialist. We appreciate that roles are often online for a long period of time. If you want to check if this role is still live or just want more details before applying, call us directly.

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