Director of Accounting & Financial Reporting
Our client is a successful global entertainment business, based in the heart of London, working across Europe to provide its customers with unforgettable experiences. Producing a range of interactive live events, the company is providing and developing a central platform for European entertainment. The company has grown rapidly over the last year, and as a direct result of this expansion the Management Team is looking to add this key role to the team.
As Director of Accounting & Financial Reporting you will work with both the in-house and the international subsidiary teams (based across the globe). The role will be hands on and will involve a broad remit of responsibilities, including but limited to: Financial reporting, financial systems, accounting policies (and best practice), lender reporting and other ad hoc projects. Managing key relationships with the operating company directors, as well as the Groups’ bankers, external auditors, audit committee and HMRC will be imperative. The successful individual will own and control the monthly reporting, undertake an implementation of a new financial system across the Group, and will also lead a group wide transformation project to deliver timely and accurate accounts to Head Office.
Applicants will need to speak a second European Language to a Professional level. You will need to be a qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA or equivalent), with prior experience in industry. Proven ability to perform complex multi-currency consolidations, with an up to date knowledge of IFRS standards and excellent Excel skills will be required. You will need to be a self-starter with a willingness to work both on your own and as part of a wider team/function. Prior experience of a system implementation is beneficial.
To apply for this role, please use the Apply button, or alternatively, contact Louise Jeffrey or Justin Dunner quoting reference LJ50747.
Please note that due to the expected volume of applications, we will only be able to respond to those candidates whose experience matches the requirements of our client. We are sorry, but if you have not heard from us within the next ten days, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.
Walker Hamill has been a specialist finance and strategy recruiter for 30 years. We have an extensive client group, including major multinational listed organisations, private equity-backed businesses and privately-owned companies. We recruit across all sectors and have particularly strong client relationships in media, retail, pharma/biotech, technology, property/real estate, leisure and business services. Headquartered in London, we have additional offices in continental Europe. For more information, please see www.walkerhamill.com.
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