Chief Accountant - progression to a Finance Director role
Chief Accountant career progression to Finance Director
GBP70,000 – GBP80,000 + benefits
Flexible working hours and hybrid working (1 day from home)
A major UK success story in the UK retail sector is recruiting a new Chief Accountant. This FTSE 100 listed business, which is highly profitable, is already a great place to work with big plans. The last 3 individuals in this role have progressed to a CFO position and 2 into Finance Director roles. This position is the perfect springboard providing the rounded experience need to set yourself up for that next job.
The finance department has evolved significantly over recent years, benefiting from excellent leadership, significant investment in the team and an ability to offer their team a variety of exciting challenges. They have high levels of staff retention, internal promotions, and engagement, attracting new staff of the highest calibre.
This role oversees the Group team of 6 giving you exposure and a view of everything in this FTSE 100 Group. Each member of the finance team has an opportunity to put their stamp on things with the support of the senior leadership team. You will be involved in automation, improving processes and procedures.
In this role you will help run the annual audit and preparation of the plc financial statements, you will be involved in board reporting and own reporting on hedge accounting and strategic investments. You will be heavily involved in acquisition accounting as well as acquisition integrations looking at systems and policies. Finally, you will manage coach and develop a fantastic group team.
If you re looking for a fast–paced and varied role for the next step in your career, this is perfect. The company has a short monthly reporting process leaving you plenty of time to be involved in ad hoc, diverse, and interesting work.
The successful candidate will meet the following criteria:
- Qualified ACCA / CIMA / ACA
- Ideally trained in practice to Manager or Senior Manager level with exposure to large plc audits
- Will consider someone making their first move from practice to an industry role
- Able to work in a fast–paced environment
If this role sounds of interest and you would like to find out more, please apply for a confidential call with Henry Clarkson Senior Finance Recruiter East Midlands.