Senior Financial Accountant

7 days left

England, West Midlands, Solihull
£50000 - £55000 per annum
03 Sep 2020
01 Oct 2020
Louise O'Donoghue
Contract Type
Full Time

The Senior Financial Accountant position combines operational and tactical roles, supporting key local business initiatives while establishing a strong financial strategy for a long-term profitable growth of the local business.

Client Details

Our Client is a US owned retail business with a presence in Birmingham, they are a market leader in what they do and the team that you will be joining is unrivalled.


  • Act as a key financial support for the Retail leadership team, providing quality reporting and analysis leading to correct strategic and tactical decisions.
  • Provide support of the Defined Benefit Pension Scheme
  • Prepare analyses of financial results versus plan, forecast and previous year identifying the root cause of deviations and the story behind the numbers.
  • Support business consulting with franchise partners. Coordinate financial planning process of franchisees.
  • Provide finance support on expansion, acquisition and other investment projects including post-acquisition activities.
  • Assist Retail Director and team in the overall assessment of the channel P&L, product and country/market performance and support in negotiations when required.
  • Set-up and maintain reporting standards of the channel P&L, risk and opportunities, etc.
  • Provide ad-hoc financial analyses to support decision-making process.
  • Support the team in managing retail partner issues and interact internally (cross-functionally) and externally to help solving issues which could impact customers business relationship.
  • Provide support to existing controlling team for all reporting tasks
  • Support ad hoc projects for process improvements and value add.


  • Recognised accounting qualification - ACCA, CIMA, ACA.
  • At least two years post-qualification experience within industry.
  • Experience of a large international business
  • Experience of US GAAP and SOX would be an advantage.
  • Demonstrated experience of progression in a Business Partnering Role.
  • An understanding of retail business is an advantage.
  • Effective and good communication at different levels of the organization with an ability to listen effectively and articulate business cases.
  • Strong business acumen with broad base of financial knowledge with a balanced commercial mindset.
  • Strong IT skills and working experience with finance IT systems from a detailed to a consolidated perspective, including the usage of Excel and the familiarity with SAP/Hyperion or ERP system.
  • Ability to analyse data, identify issues/opportunities and propose solutions/alternatives in a pro-active manner.
  • Proactive individual with a "can do" attitude
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and mentality.
  • High sense of urgency and ability to deal with multiple and/or conflicting priorities.
  • Courageous and willing to make decisions.
  • A collaborative style and the ability to influence.
  • Strong communication skills with an ability to listen effectively and articulate business cases.
  • Open minded, proactive and able to drive change.

Job Offer

Competitive package and benefits.

Genuine opportunity for career growth with a well-established business and an inspirational team.