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Finance Manager - 6-9 month contract

Job description

Sewell Wallis are working with a leading global consultancy in Leeds who are looking to recruit a Finance Manager to lead their established support service accounting team.

You will be a fully qualified Accountant, ideally ACA / ACCA / CIMA and you will have full responsibility for day-to-day accounting, management accounts, statutory accounts, forecasts and budgets for a number of business units.

Working closely with senior stakeholders across the Group cost centres, there is an opportunity for the right person to act as a Business Partner and significantly improve the Group's understanding of central overhead spend and influence decision-making at the highest level.

Other responsibilities will include:-

Managing a team of two to deliver high quality, SOX control framework compliant, management accounts in time with reporting deadlines
Working with cost centre leads to produce robust monthly forecasts and annual budgets, acting as an advisor whilst also providing a robust challenge to ensure they provide accurate and realistic projections
Tracking variances to latest forecasts and present findings in a clear and concise way to the Group Finance Controller and Group Finance Director.
Overseeing and reviewing monthly balance sheet reviews ensuring balance sheet certainty at all times
Identifying areas of inefficiency in current processes, providing suggestions and working with the wider finance team to implement processes
Building partnerships and maintaining strong relationships with senior stakeholders across the business, including executive board members
Working with cost centre leads to deliver analysis and insight on areas of potential spend, providing options and scenarios for business decisions
Providing high quality training and supervision for the support services accounting team.
Liaising with external advisors to manage the external audit and UK tax returns for support services.
Working with internal compliance teams to ensure SOX control framework compliance is fully demonstrated at all times
Working with regional finance teams to manage intercompany charging and oversee intercompany reconciliations.

Requirements

Fully qualified Accountant, ideally ACA / ACCA / CIMA
Experience with Dynamics 365 and/or SOX controls would be advantageous
Ability to liaise with senior stakeholders across the wider business
Ability to work to set deadlines ensuring the information is delivered accurately
Experience of working within an international business is desirable

This is a 6-9 month contract but there could be the possibility of a permanent opportunity for the right candidate.

To apply please send your CV, quoting our reference and specifying which website you saw this position advertised on. Due to the high volume of applications please accept that if we have not responded to your application within seven days, your application has not been successful.

Sewell Wallis is a specialist recruitment company with a vast amount of experience in our industry we offer permanent, temporary and interim recruitment support for accounting and finance, human resources and business support positions. We recruit at all levels within finance from Purchase Ledger Administrator and Credit Controller level through to Financial Controller and Director positions. With offices in Sheffield and Leeds, we are well situated to cover all of South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and Manchester. Please visit our website for more information on accountancy and finance jobs and human resources or business support positions.

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