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Lead Accountant - Hybrid


  • £65000 per annum
  • London
  • Posted: 20/04/2022
  • Contract
  • Job Ref: 387143204

Job Details

“Great leaders don’t set out to be a leader…they set out to make a difference.  It’s never about the role – always about the goal.” 
 
Sheridan Maine is delighted to be working with a FTSE 250 listed business based in Central London to recruit a Lead Accountant/Finance Manager on a 12-month fixed term contract. This position would suit a qualified Accountant (ACA/CIMA/ACA) with solid management accounting and leadership skills.
 
Responsibilities of the Lead Accountant include:

  • Manage, coach and develop a high performing team of Management Accountants leading by example
  • Help to maintain robust financial control and reporting environment, recommending processes, procedures and enhancements as appropriate
  • Prepare and review management accounts to ensure they are in accordance with company policy and applicable accounting standards. Present them to relevant stakeholders
  • Review monthly balance sheet reconciliations, ensuring balances are fully substantiated
  • Prepare and review monthly commentary on performance against budget, forecast and prior year for businesses under ownership
  • Review calculation of monthly commissions and annual bonuses against documented incentive schemes
  • Support business stakeholders with their management information needs
  • Work closely with the commercial finance team on budgeting and reforecasting
  • Challenge established thinking by applying sound, impartial and professional judgement
  • Ensure that processes and controls are globally aligned, consistent and coordinated. Share best practice across division and department
  • Foster and embody a culture of collaboration across the pillar, division, department and company
  • Other ad-hoc tasks and projects as assigned by the Divisional Financial Controller
 
To be considered for the role of Lead Accountant, the following attributes/skills are required:
  • Effective coach and team leader
  • Ability to present complex information effectively to a variety of audiences
  • Knowledge of effective control environment and processes
 
The company operates a hybrid working policy.
 
You are required to be eligible to work in the UK full time without restriction.
 
Due to the high volume of applications we receive it is not always possible to respond to unsuccessful applicants. Therefore, if we have not responded to your application within five days, please assume that on this occasion your application has not been successful.
 
If you’re passionate about this position or are keen to hear more, please click on “apply” above as soon as possible.