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2021-12-11 10:40:101970-01-01 JMF Associates
Job Type Permanent
Area Central London, London Central London London
Sector Commerce & Industry
Salary Circa £ 75k + benefits
Start Date ASAP
Job Ref 5483

Leading the financial accounts team of this industry leader here in the UK within their field of expertise. This leading service provider is seeking a Head of Financial Accounts (ACA/ACCA/CPA/CIMA or overseas equivalent) to lead a small team. Working in Central London 2 days a week and 3 days from home - this hybrid working pattern will continue post-pandemic. 

Leading your team

  • Build, develop and maintain a focused, effective and empowered team
  • Involve the team and engage them with our vision, goals & KPIs to create success
  • Keep the team updated about our performance, progress and news, and inspire them to make a difference and continuously improve
  • Help make the company a great place, driven by shared purpose, where everyone can succeed and build a brighter future together
  • Lead the team in completing the company's cyclical and day-to-day management processes, including goal setting, performance and development
  • Accurately complete all cyclical budgeting and forecasting exercises

Financial reporting

Manage and lead the audits and be responsible for the preparation of statutory accounts for all group companies.  Acting as the key point of contact for external and internal auditors and ensuring the quality and timely filing of accounts
Finance lead for US group financial reporting, ensuring all deadlines and group policies are adhered to.
Ownership of disclosure reporting
Oversight of the treasury function ensuring strong control and cash flow management
Ownership of intercompany invoicing and balances


  • Ownership of group VAT and corporation tax reporting
  • Lead in relationship with external tax advisors and internal team
  • Act as lead in development in tax rules and regulations, ensuring compliance with reporting changing tax rules and requirements

Accounting policy and control


  • Act as lead in ensuring accounting policies are continually reviewed, updated, and adhered to for both UK and US GAAP reporting
  • Key contact for policy development and implementation
  • Oversight for key financial controls and reviews and defined without sox’s and internal control documentation
  • Embed a focus on continual development and transformation of our internal control framework

What you will bring

  • A qualified accountant,
  • Strong audit experience
  • 5+ years post qual
  • Experience in team management

What you can expect

A competitive salary & clear pay structures, progression paths, and a comprehensive benefits package. You’ll be joining a great place, driven by a shared purpose, where everyone can succeed and build a brighter future together. Benefits include 25 days holiday, pension, DIS, Life, and more. They have an incredible work/life balance and a very low staff turnover. Their pension and benefits are certainly some of the best available within a commercial company. You must be ACA/ACCA/CIMA or CPA Qualifed (Or other overseas equivalent recognised here in the UK). 
Circa £ 75k + 25 days holiday, Pension, Private health, DIS Benefit and more

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