Head of Financial Accounting

Job Title: Head of Financial Accounting
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Salary: £47000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + pension and bonus
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 3446859_1539189822
Contact Name: Andrew Wilson
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 10, 2018 17:43

Job Description

A well qualified financial accountant is needed to lead the team of Financial Accounts and reporting.

Your new company
my client is is one of the world's leading research organisations supporting the development of fusion energy. Its primary mission is to advance fusion science and technology to the point of commercialisation of fusion energy and to position the UK such that it has a significant role in the fusion energy market.
The organisation has 1200 staff and agency supplied workers, including world-leading scientists and engineers, fostering close links with international partners, industry and academic institutions.

Your new role
My client has an excellent opportunity for a Head of Financial Accounts to join their team within the Finance and Business Systems team. The Finance team consists of around 30 employees and is responsible for the provision of management accounting, financial accounting and transaction processing services to the organisation. The Financial Accounts team of around 10 employees is responsible for the preparation of the Annual Accounts, financial and capital reporting, tax compliance, and my client's Treasury, accounts payable and sales invoicing functions.

Key responsibilities include:

-Leading and developing the Financial Accounts team.

-Ensuring that there is a robust controls environment within Financial Accounts

-Leading the Annual Accounts exercise and the consolidation of their Accounts into the Accounts of my client's sponsor department - Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

-Ensuring that the organisation complies with all tax requirements.

-Responsibility for financial accounts reporting to the wider organisation's senior committees.

What you'll need to succeed

-Qualified financial accountant with significant post-qualification experience

-Strong leadership and people management skills

-Excellent project management skills

-Experience of preparation of public sector accounts

-Gravitas and ability to interact with a wide range of internal and external customers and stakeholders

-Experience of Group consolidation and Joint Venture accounting

-Experience of the Unit 4 (formerly known as Agresso) business system

What you'll get in return
A competitive salary with a bonus of 7%.
Flexible working
36 days annual holiday, rising annually
An unrivalled pension provision

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