Senior Financial Accountant

Job Title: Senior Financial Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Solihull, West Midlands
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Reference: 14103759/001_1596813272
Contact Name: Louise O'Donoghue
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 07, 2020 16:14

Job Description

The Senior Financial Accountant position combines operational and tactical roles, supporting key local business initiatives while establishing a strong financial strategy for a long-term profitable growth of the local business.

Client Details

Our Client is a US owned retail business with a presence in Birmingham, they are a market leader in what they do and the team that you will be joining is unrivalled.


  • Act as a key financial support for the Retail leadership team, providing quality reporting and analysis leading to correct strategic and tactical decisions.
  • Provide support of the Defined Benefit Pension Scheme
  • Prepare analyses of financial results versus plan, forecast and previous year identifying the root cause of deviations and the story behind the numbers.
  • Support business consulting with franchise partners. Coordinate financial planning process of franchisees.
  • Provide finance support on expansion, acquisition and other investment projects including post-acquisition activities.
  • Assist Retail Director and team in the overall assessment of the channel P&L, product and country/market performance and support in negotiations when required.
  • Set-up and maintain reporting standards of the channel P&L, risk and opportunities, etc.
  • Provide ad-hoc financial analyses to support decision-making process.
  • Support the team in managing retail partner issues and interact internally (cross-functionally) and externally to help solving issues which could impact customers business relationship.
  • Provide support to existing controlling team for all reporting tasks
  • Support ad hoc projects for process improvements and value add.


  • Recognised accounting qualification - ACCA, CIMA, ACA.
  • At least two years post-qualification experience within industry.
  • Experience of a large international business
  • Experience of US GAAP and SOX would be an advantage.
  • Demonstrated experience of progression in a Business Partnering Role.
  • An understanding of retail business is an advantage.
  • Effective and good communication at different levels of the organization with an ability to listen effectively and articulate business cases.
  • Strong business acumen with broad base of financial knowledge with a balanced commercial mindset.
  • Strong IT skills and working experience with finance IT systems from a detailed to a consolidated perspective, including the usage of Excel and the familiarity with SAP/Hyperion or ERP system.
  • Ability to analyse data, identify issues/opportunities and propose solutions/alternatives in a pro-active manner.
  • Proactive individual with a "can do" attitude
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and mentality.
  • High sense of urgency and ability to deal with multiple and/or conflicting priorities.
  • Courageous and willing to make decisions.
  • A collaborative style and the ability to influence.
  • Strong communication skills with an ability to listen effectively and articulate business cases.
  • Open minded, proactive and able to drive change.

Job Offer

Competitive package and benefits.

Genuine opportunity for career growth with a well-established business and an inspirational team.