Accounting Team Leader

Wales, Wrexham
£60000 - £65000 per annum + 10% bonus, hybrid working
05 Jun 2024
12 Jun 2024
Flora Hamilton
Job Title
Finance Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

The Accounting Team Leader will operate in the UK Shared Service Centre Department within the framework of the Company and Group accounting policies, procedures and internal controls.

Please note this role is currently offered on a 12m Fixed Term Contract basis.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure internal and external reporting deadlines are met on time and to the required level of quality
  • Accounts are always compliant with IFRS and/or local accounting standards
  • Co-ordinate the month-end close of the financial ledgers and the preparation of the financial statements for the assigned entities ensuring compliance with relevant accounting standards and present to CFO for signature
  • Ensure creation and posting of Journals entries and perform SAP month-end activities as per Month-end calendar
  • Ensure completion of Intercompany, Inventory and Financial Reporting to Group deadlines
  • Ensure completion of the monthly Balance Sheet reconciliations
  • Ensure performance and document monthly analysis of Balance Sheet and P&L for all in-scope companies, documenting and communicating points of significance or material movements to relevant stakeholders
  • Ensure presentation of the Balance Sheet(s) to Controllers on a periodic basis, highlighting and resolving accounting matters
  • Present Financial Statements to CFO for signature
  • Actively manage Budget and Forecast process for Balance Sheet level submissions (Trade Working Capital, Tax, Cash Flow) or any other Budget and Forecast submission where consolidation is required
  • Participate with the Stat to tax Accountant and Project analyst in External Audit to ensure timely signature of the Financial Statements
  • Manage the day-to-day activities of Direct Reports in the assigned General Accounting team, ensuring that all team members are aware of tasks, deadlines and responsibilities.
  • Maintain a robust Accounting function by ensuring that there is back-up and cover for all tasks. E. using training matrices. Organise training and put in place periodic job rotation. Ensure effective onboarding processes exist.
  • Act as cover for Accounting team activities where required and appropriate
  • Report the performance of the assigned Accounting team vs the Service Level Agreement through the creation and analysis of KPIs
  • Prepare and present any KPI's relevant to main responsibilities for inclusion in Performance Dashboards, Measures Boards and other Governance Forums
  • Support the preparation and delivery of the Shared Service Centre Operational Review Meeting

Key Requirements

  • Qualified accountant with a high level of expertise in Accounting, Tax and Internal Control.
  • Previous experience in a leadership/supervisory role, with examples of training, development and mentorship of direct reports
  • Excellent communication skills across all formats
  • Well organised with excellent time management, delegation and prioritisation skills
  • Competent user of SAP and MS programmes (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Seeks out opportunities for continuous improvement and process efficiency
  • Customer focus mindset

10% Bonus
Accounting Team Leader
Wrexham/ Hybrid working