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Financial Accounting Team Leader - South Leeds

  • Location:

    Leeds, West Yorkshire

  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £32000 - £40000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Gemma Watmough

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    GEM/ 1405_1622443053

  • Published:

    22 days ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:


  • Consultant:

    Gemma Watmough

Sewell Wallis are delighted to be working exclusively with one of the most well-known and established leisure focused businesses within the Leeds and West Yorkshire area in their search for a Financial Accounting Team Leader. This really is a business to be excited about working for and you will join a friendly, long standing existing team.
Reporting and working extremely closely with the Finance Director, this role would be well suited for a technically minded accountant who has experience with financial accounts and consolidating accounts within a medium to large sized business. This is a great opportunity for the right individual at an exciting time for the business as they are set to continue to grow and develop within 2021.

The successful candidate will assist with creating, implementing and maintaining policies and procedures to ensure the accuracy and integrity of all accounting, budgeting, forecasting and planning and analysis for the company. Due to the structure of the team this role would suit someone with a strong background within financial accounts who is maybe more qualified by experience and has previous experience of managing a team.
The main duties of the role will involve :-

-Overseeing and managing a transactional finance team of up to three people
-Managing daily workload and carrying out and identifying any areas of training and developing within the team
-Ensuring effective financial controls are in place to minimise risk across the business
-Ensuring the production and sign-off of balance sheet reconciliations for all accounts ensuring strong controls are in place and items are cleared to agreed service levels
-Preparation of VAT and other indirect tax reporting
-Assisting with the preparation of financial statements and completion of external audits
Supporting with income tax requirements
-Month end close review activities and assisting with the ledgers when required
-Identifying opportunities for systems and process improvements and working closely with the Finance Director to ensure improvement opportunities are implemented
-Ensuring the company is complicit to all contractual terms and providing any industry specific reporting
-Dealing with and presenting financial findings to both non finance people and other key stakeholders
-Coordination of audit control findings, from both internal and external audit reports, including the review and challenge of audit recommendations

The ideal candidate will :-
-Have experience of producing financial accounts, ideally within a fast paced, changeable business
-Be a proven and experienced manager and will be able to and will enjoy motivating people
-Be able to articulate complex financial information in a concise, informative manner
-Have excellent Excel skills
-Be analytical and logical and be able to build positive relationships across all levels of the organisation

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.