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Head of Financial Reporting and Controls

28 March 2024

Our client in the charity sector is looking to appoint an experienced Head of Financial Reporting and Control in Manchester. This is a fantastic opportunity to work alongside the CFO and lead the financial accounting function with full responsibility of all financial reporting and controls. Candidates are required to have a technical accounting background across statutory accounts, compliance, consolidation, tax and strong financial controls.

Location: Manchester (Hybrid – 2 days in the office)
Salary: £70-75k depending on experience, plus excellent benefits

Responsibilities:
* Lead on the production of all statutory, management reporting and accounting for the Group, including the preparation of the Group’s annual consolidated statements and the statutory audit process.
* Lead on cash management and forecasting, supporting the CFO in managing the Group Debt position.
* Taxation and regulatory compliance for the Group. Responsible for balance sheet control and financial risk reporting across the Group.
* Oversee the month and year end control procedures to ensure efficient and accurate financial reporting.
* Management of a team of 5, including the AR/AP team.
* Produce the 3-year financial plan model for the balance sheet and cashflow.
* Consolidation of subsidiary accounts, balance sheet and cashflow for management accounting, forecasting and budgeting and statutory accounting purposes.
* Oversee the Group year-end audit process and managing external audit relationships, acting as the key point of contact across the Group for technical support, including the preparation of technical accounting papers.
* Continuously driving improvements to the financial control environment to improve the consolidation process and the management accounts production.
* Overseeing all reporting, including the monthly consolidated accounts and reporting packs for external stakeholders.
* Preparation of Group annual consolidated financial statements.
* Supporting the CFO providing Board level analysis on financial results.
* Overseeing the preparation of short term and longer-term forecasts.
* Lead the preparation and submission of any corporation tax returns and consolidate and submit quarterly group tax returns.

Requirements:
* ACA/ACCA Qualified, ideally from a practice background – minimum of 5 years post qualified experience
* Strong tax knowledge
* Treasury management experience

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