Financial Accounting Manager in Dorking, Surrey, UK

Employer: Grafton Banks Limited

Location: Dorking, Surrey, UK


Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 per annum

Grafton Banks Finance is currently recruiting for a Financial Accounting Manager for a large international organisation with offices in Dorking, Surrey. This company is keen to offer an attractive work life balance and multiple future career opportunities in the UK and abroad. This role could suit a qualified ACA or ACCA accountant looking to move into industry from practice or a technically sound accountant wanting to use their financial accounting, audit or reporting experience in a profitable and expanding organisation. Reporting to the Financial Controller and working in an immediate team of nine and a wider department of eighty you will take responsibility for:

  • Ledger maintenance:  Plan, manage & control the team’s monthly, quarterly and annual timetable to ensure that the general ledger is updated accurately and on a timely basis at all times, for all UK entities under all accounting bases.  Liaise with the Head of Finance Systems to ensure Essbase and Hyperion mappings are proactively managed for all reporting on all bases.

  • Periodic close and Reconciliation:  Plan, manage & control the monthly financial Statement close process, including the overseeing of the production of key reconciliations for both income statement and balance sheet, ensuring reconciling items are investigated and cleared on a timely basis.

  • Expectations Management: Ensure Senior Management and Exec team are informed at all times of progress against timetable, about potential issues, and proactively manage output delivery in conjunction with internal & external audit teams, Compliance and Company Secretarial team.

  • Report and analysis:  Provide review and control of key reports and analysis to the Financial Reporting stakeholders on all accounting bases, as well as understanding and reconciling between bases.

  • Financial Statements & regulatory deliverables:  Plan, manage and control the production of the financial statements, reporting accounts and external returns for each entity on a periodic basis to timetable.

  • Development:  Plan, manage & control the team’s resource issues, training and development needs, including your own. Ensure appropriate training & coaching plans are in place. Provide the team with strong leadership.

  • Process Review:  Review all processes on a periodic basis to ensure maximum understanding and efficiencies. Challenge processes and look for continuous improvement in our processes and procedures.

  • Control:  Provide direction and initiative to ensure key controls (Sarbanes-Oxley) and internal/external audit requirements are maintained and developed, including relationship management with the relevant parties.

  • Business engagement: maintain a dialogue with managers and others across the business including US Corporate Finance to ensure strong engagement on planning, forecasting and performance issues

  • Value adding analysis: Develop analysis in response to business performance issues and support UL/US information requests – for planning/forecasting information and analysis (e.g. roll-forwards).

This company is creating an agile finance team where people are encouraged to move into other teams including FP&A and business partnering in the future. There is a refreshing view to work promoted within this organisation. You are able to work full time, part time or with flexible hours. You will also be rewarded with an 11% bonus, pension and health care.

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