Job Description

Head of Financial Accounting

We are currently recruiting for a large, commercial organisation in Ipswich who are seeking a Head of Financial Accounting.

This position will be responsible for ensuring that robust financial controls and processes operate across the financial ledgers. You will ensure that corporate and business strategies are supported by effective financial reporting and compliance as well as acting as a business partner, so providing commercial support across various business units.

Responsibilities include:
– Leading, developing and motivating a small ledger team whilst ensuring robust financial controls and processes operate across the financial ledgers
– Preparing the ledger to month end trial balance including reconciliation of all control accounts and review of ledger journals
– Liaising with both Internal and External Auditors acting as day to lead for both processes
– Acting as Finance lead on all billing and transactional related queries as well as supporting Operations to ensure accurate billing and recording of transactions in the billing systems
– Providing support to Operations through analysis, interpretation and reporting of aged debt and transition related balances
– Drafting the board reporting
– Performing ad-hoc analysis for the Head of Finance as and when required

Key skills:
– Qualified accountant with relevant post-qualification experience
– Strong up to date technical knowledge as well as impressive analytical skills
– Strong IT skills (Advanced Excel skills), with experience in handling very large data sets
– Proactive and self-motivated team player, with experience in fast paced and dynamic environment
– Confident communicator and demonstrable ability to provide robust challenge
– Ability to deliver against tight timelines
– Confident leader