A well known FTSE 50 Financial Services Business - located in the City of London.
Oversee the end to end finance processes for the UK legal entities and responsible for engaging global specialist teams in the day to day finance activities, including partnering with Finance Operations, Payroll, Treasury, Accounts Payable and Intercompany teams to execute accounting and finance matters.
Identify and implement improvements to the month end processes, accounting close model and controls.
Lead in the development of entity financial control environment, including review and recommendation of the overseas financial functions, critical analysis of key balance sheet accounts, cash flow forecasts, liquidity assessments and oversight of sub-ledger reconciliations.
Manage the preparation of the team's external reporting submissions for the interim and year end preliminary results announcements under IFRS.
Responsible for the planning the accounting team's production of the statutory accounts. Key point of contact for the external auditors in the management the statutory account delivery timetable and audit deliverables, including preparing impairment reviews and going concern assessments.
Review and when required prepare ad-hoc accounting papers, dividend proposals and briefing memos for distribution to Boards of Directors and Information Services Executive Committee Members, as required.
Work closely with wider finance community and to share best practices and enhance reporting quality and efficiency.
Assist in the annual Budget process including summarising financial performance of legal entities to Finance Business Partners and verify and review final Budget submissions.
Qualified Accountant from a practice background initially.
Highly personable, effective communicator that can both manage a team and collaborate across the wider finance community.
Strong financial accounting and control experience,
Experience working on large multi-currency consolidations and matrix structures.
Confident self-starter, comfortable working in a change environment, proactive in challenging status quo and driving efficiency's.
Ability to build strong working relationships with global colleagues, across multiple layers of the organisation hierarchy across the both most junior & most senior levels
Strong system skills essential with experience of Oracle suite of products preferred.
Experience of standardising and streamlining disparate activities into one standard process.
Market leading benefits package
Located next to multiple major transport links.