Head of Financial Reporting

£350 - £400 per day
27 Sep 2021
25 Oct 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Axon Moore are exclusively recruiting an interim Head of Financial Reporting and Controls on behalf of a private equity-backed company that is a UK market leader in the service sector based in Greater Manchester.

As Interim Head of Financial Reporting you will work for a business who are currently turning over £300m (£50m EBITDA) and have grown significantly by acquisition in recent years to become a market leader in a short space of time. As the business enters a pivotal time in the execution of its strategy there is a finance transformation underway following the integration of 8 major acquisitions with a real desire to further develop MI alongside the operational management team.

The business is looking to hire of a technically strong interim Head of Financial Reporting in this strategically important role. Responsible covering all core accounting processes that underpin the statutory and management accounts, tax returns and other regulatory returns.


Reporting directly into the FP&A Director and managing a small team of 3, responsibilities will include:
  • Policies: (designed to deliver confidence in results produced, to control risk, prevent fraud, identify financial issues, reassure investors etc)
  • Controls: (to ensure the above are implemented - approvals/ separation of duties/ reconciliations/ standardisation where possible/ people management)
  • Statutory Accounting and technical accounting (and other regulatory requirements)
  • Audit (information should be readily available if the above are all in place)
  • Taxation responsible for all tax filings on quarterly and annual basis
  • Application of accounting policies: Ensure accounting policies and procedures are embedded
  • Reliable and timely month end: (encompassing BS and PL) which measures progress towards objectives/ goals of accurate ledger posting, consistent trended data
  • Continual improvement: Challenging of how we do things, to become best in class
This role would suit a technically strong, ACA qualified accountant. We will consider CIMA or ACCA for this role as long as you are technically strong and have a thorough understanding of the financial reporting side of finance.

For immediate consideration or more information on the role, please send a CV to lstrickland@axonmoore.com

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