Head of Finance

Job Title: Head of Finance
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Salary: £90000.00 - £105000.00 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 3717155_1582824056
Contact Name: Euan Begbie
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 27, 2020 17:21

Job Description

Head of Finance, Nottingham, £90,000 - £105,000p/a + car + bonus

Hays Senior Finance are delighted to be partnering with a global US owned business to recruit a Head of Finance for their UK & Ireland business. This is a high profile position that will see you report to the European Accounting Director and manage a team of 18. The business is going through a global transformation/change programme and you will play an integral part of this in the UK & Ireland business.

You will be responsible for all Accounting activities including US GAAP reporting and SOX documentation. Additionally you will closely with the European FP&A function and outsourced Shared Service Centre.

Brief overview of responsibilities:

  • Responsible for SOX documentation, VAT, US GAAP and Statutory Audits for UK & Ireland as well as timely filling of statutory accounts and tax filings.
  • Lead the accounting team in the UK & Ireland. Provide support and guidance to managers
  • Identify and drive process improvement initiatives within the business.
  • Ensure timely processing of AP, Fixed Asset, Treasury, and other accounting activities.
  • Identify opportunities for improved productivity and efficiency and reduced cost of the accounting operations.
  • Close coordination with the regional business finance and operations
  • Close coordination with the tax team on compliance efforts (including VAT) and legal entity simplification.
  • Lead month-end closing for UK & Ireland. Coordinate with FP&A and Operations team where analysis is required to prepare journal entries and review the financials before completing the month-end close process.
  • Support FP&A with details of transactions or account movements when requested.

To be considered for this role you will be fully qualified (ideally ACA/ACCA from a large Practice), technically strong with up to date knowledge of US GAAP and SOX controls, 10 + years of experience in a similar large US owned business and have significant transformation experience.

This is a rare opportunity to join an organisation going through a significant period of change where you will have the chance to truly add value to the UK & Ireland business.

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