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Director Accounting Operations - City, London, United Kingdom,

Director [Accounting Operations] required for our client, a global, leading telecommunications business, based in the City.

JOB DESCRIPTION
  • Accountability for the delivery of right first time accounting transactions, reporting and analysis, in line with the group accounting policies, in a tightly controlled environment.
  • Working closely with the Business Units to ensure the financial information is a true reflection of what is happening in the business units
  • Motivating and transforming a team of 30+ individuals over multiple global locations
  • Developing and embedding the roadmap to a faster close process

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Accurate & timely reporting of trial balance, internal management accounts & monthly metrics with insightful analysis of month end numbers including a reconciled & supported balance sheet
  • To own and continually improve the financial processes and controls for the group to ensure there are no material errors in the accounts
  • To ensure financial transactions are recorded in accordance with policy and IFRS
  • Leads and is accountable for the teams and outputs covering all accounting processes, including capex, opex, revenue & gross margin, supply chain and intercompany accounting - through to the trial balance
  • Streamline the supply chain (inventory) accounting processes and controls and embed a relatively new team
  • Owns all finance master data including any associated streamlining and cleansing activity
  • Deliver a materially faster close process, taking the process form WD6 to WD4 in the short to medium term, whilst not impacting the accuracy
  • Collaborate with the Group Accounting team to ensure accurate notes to accounts are prepared in line with the Group Accounting Policy
  • Leverage a team of SAP Super Users to collaborate with the IT project team to ensure the right changes are being made to SAP in a tight and controlled manner to improve processes and increase automation
  • Team leadership of a large team of 30+ individuals based over multiple locations ensuring regular coaching, performance feedback and appropriate training is in place
  • Contribute to and help deliver the overall Financial Operations roadmap
QUALIFICATIONS

Essential Knowledge and Skills:

  • Graduate with an accounting qualification (ACA, CIMA or ACCA) or equivalent
  • Strong experience in relevant roles within high quality companies ideally with strong Telco background
  • Proactive individual with the ability and proven experience of effectively manage various accounting and shared services projects to a high quality solutions whilst also adhering to deadlines, making use of best practise tools and techniques
  • In depth knowledge of relevant accounting and shared services best practice with proven ability to implement and sustain a high quality financial operation
  • Strong people skills; impactful, confident, credible and comfortable at engaging collaboratively
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.
  • Able to motivate, lead, manage and influence.
  • Strong results orientated work ethic and ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to travel overseas as needed

Desirable Knowledge and Skills:

  • Previous experience using SAP and delivering major SAP IT & process changes

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