Finance Team Manager

Competitive | Northampton | Permanent

IQ Talent Solutions

Posted 11 days ago

IQ Talent Solutions

InterQuest are delighted to be recruiting for a Finance Team Manager for our key client based in their Northampton offices, on a hybrid working pattern. This is a permanent role and will be joining a growing team at a pivotal time, where you will manage the UK finance/accounting services team, including the statutory & management reporting for EMEA entities, SOX & reconciliations teams.

What you will do

* Supervise, train and coach the accounting team, including part qualified accountants & analysts.
* Act as a Finance Business Partner to multiple divisions (Marketing/HR/IT) to lead annual budgeting, forecasting, cost control and reporting to EMEA Senior Management.
* Manage balance sheet control and reviews with quarterly compliance certification
* Preparation and overseeing of Statutory Accounts for 3 Dutch entities (prepared under IFRS)
* Key lead for Deloitte NL in Statutory Audits & liaising with to ensure timely signing/filing of accounts
* Ensuring SOX controls are in place and overseeing SOX testing within the team
* To lead the UK financial reporting, budgeting, and forecasting processes.
* Manage departmental performance in line with Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) and Service Level Agreements (SLA's)
* Collaborate within the EMEA team to drive standardisation & continuous improvements
* Lead, motivate & organise the team to embrace the company core values / achieve high staff engagement.

What experience you will ideally have

* Ideal candidates will have experience in preparation of International Statutory Accounts & consult with Deloitte
* You will preferably be commercially aware, proficient with performing balance sheet reviews and Sox control testing.
* Ideal candidates must be able to read/write/speak English fluently
* A European or Nordic language helpful, but not required
* Candidates will ideally have working knowledge of Oracle financials and experience of managing complex accounting reconciliations and the ability to drive continuous improvements of ARC's
* Intermediate/advanced excel skills are highly desirable
* Ideally you will hold a university degree or equivalent qualification and a professional accounting qualification (ACCA/CIMA/ACA) (or qualified by experience)
* Preferred candidates will have a strong customer focus & commercial finance understanding (for internal stakeholders and external customers)
* The ability to prioritize and make decisions in the given framework for actions is highly advantageous.
* Ideally you will be able to demonstrate skills and experience of motivating and generating enthusiasm throughout the team and manage people performance in a positive direction

InterQuest Group is acting as an employment agency for this vacancy. InterQuest Group is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of age, disability, gender, religion/belief, race, marriage, civil partnership, pregnancy, maternity, sex or sexual orientation. Please make us aware if you require any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process.