Interim Financial Controls Manager

Location
England, Cambridgeshire, Peterborough
Salary
£50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted
16 Aug 2019
Closes
24 Aug 2019
Ref
34264
Job Title
Accountant
Category
Accountancy
Contract Type
Temporary
Hours
Full Time
We are recruiting for a high calibre individual looking for an Interim Financial Controls Manager role to take on this Maternity Leave cover role reporting into the Financial Controller. This is a specialist role covering financial accounting, compliance, financial controls and treasury for a Peterborough based manufacturing business to ensure effective compliance and governance across the business. You will also be responsible for the management of three Assistant Financial Accountants, ensuring the team's development needs are met and processes are continually improved.

Core responsibilities will involve:
  • Ensuring correct accounting treatments are applied each period end and actual balances are correct
  • Responsibility for the completion of the year end group reporting pack, including review of all notes to ensure accuracy and completeness
  • Review of the statutory accounts
  • Implementation of new accounting standards across the business with interaction with key stakeholders as necessary
  • Maintenance of Accounting Issues Tracker
  • Responsible of completion of the Group Tax Pack
  • Review and reporting of all financial regulatory returns
  • Liaise with external audit as part of interim and year end audits.
  • Leads monthly internal controls meeting with the FD and FC
  • Works closely with Internal Audit to ensure all open IA points are closed
  • Drafting of management actions in response to IA reports
  • Responsible for timely submission and quality control of all balance sheet reconciliations across the business
  • Responsible for the annual submission of the Financial Controls Framework Questionnaire
  • Proactive management and testing of key controls and any potential weaknesses
  • Ensuring that there are effective processes and robust controls in place for both treasury and financial accounting to prevent fraudulent activity.
  • Authorise daily trades and responsible for below-the-line reporting.
  • Hedge accounting for FX, energy, sugar, bioethanol and capital hedges
  • Responsible for the explanation and validation of period end currency variance analysis
  • Responsible for forecasting and budgeting currency P&L impact

To apply for this role you will need to be a fully ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified accountant with:
  • Up to date technical accounting knowledge
  • Ability to handle complexity - experience addressing risk mitigations
  • Gravitas to challenge and support stakeholders of all levels across the business and challenge the status quo
  • Strong communicator that can tailor their approach to the audience and present with impact
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines with a strong work ethic
  • Proactive approach - spot issues early and liaise effectively with key stakeholders
  • Innovative and continuous improvement mentality
  • Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills

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