Head of Financial Accounting in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, UK

Employer: MRK Associates

Location: St. Albans, Hertfordshire, UK


Salary: £70,000 - £80,000 per annum, inc benefits

Head of Financial Accounting

Based in St Albans, Hertfordshire, our client is a well-established Property company looking for a Head of Financial Accounting to join their team on a permanent basis.

This job would suit a qualified accountant with strong financial accounting and reporting experience to be responsible for managing and developing the Financial Accounting team running the statutory accounts and monthly reporting for the Group and its subsidiaries.

The company has seen significant developments in its market over the last couple of years resulting in growth of their operations and growth in their day to day transactions. They continue to go from strength to strength with projects happening across their market in numerous locations.

The successful individual will be a qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA or ACMA) with significant experience of running a team responsible for producing monthly reporting, quarterly VAT and year end statutory accounts amongst other things. The individual is likely to come from a background where property accounting has been a significant part of their background, i.e. industries such as property management, property investment, housing associations, multi-site group companies. These have large property portfolios where there is significant balance sheet work and fixed asset accounting similar to this position.

Duties will include:

  • To lead, inspire, motivate, manage, monitor and support the work of the Financial Accounting Team
  • To contribute to the achievement of the strategic plan through the implementation of the Finance departmental operating plan and team objectives
  • To understand the financial accounting requirements of the relevant Financial Reporting Standards and best practice
  • To be responsible for high level management of the payroll service ensuring that the Payroll Team deliver an excellent payroll service to the business
  • To be responsible for the Financial Accounting system ensuring that system integrity and stability is maintained
  • To be the focus for VAT enquires on day-to-day VAT issues within the business particularly relating to payments to suppliers and invoiced sales income
  • To strive for continuous improvement by an ongoing programme review of accounting systems, financial procedures and workflow, internal control mechanisms for all financial aspects of the company's work in accordance with statutory requirements, professional accounting standards and best practice
  • To liaise with the internal auditor in the conduct of reviews and investigations and take action as necessary to introduce improvements to the financial accounting service

For more information about this role or any other Head of Financial Accounting jobs in St Albans, Hertfordshire, please contact me in confidence or visit our website www.mrkassociates.co.uk

Every application will receive a response as this is the recognised working practice at MRK Associates.

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Required Skills:

Financial Accounting Payroll Statutory Accounting VAT Staff management Head of Financial Accounting

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