Posted 21 February by Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited Ending soon

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced qualified accountant with internal or external Audit

Your new company

This company is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies based in Preston. They work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries. They are currently seeking a qualified Accountant to join their shared service centre based in the Preston area. You will be joining this exceptional company on a permanent basis.

Your new role

Senior Finance Assurance Accountant Would you like to gain a strategic overview of the Shared Services Function? We are currently recruiting for a Senior Finance Assurance Accountant based at the Preston Shared Service Site. As a Senior Finance Assurance Accountant, you will be managing the delivery of a wide ranging Financial Control Framework testing programme and providing support to the finance community across Shared Services. This role will provide you with the ideal opportunity to both work independently and as a team to tight deadlines and work closely with senior stakeholders in the Shared Services business. Your main responsibilities as a Senior Finance Assurance Accountant will involve: Facilitating the Financial Control Framework implementation across the business, assisting with the Risk and control Matrix reviews, Control Owner Self-Assessment activities, and issue resolution. Assisting with the development of the Financial Control Framework risk assessments, testing strategy, budgeting and timetable; working as part of the assurance team to both manage delivery of the required wide ranging Financial Control Framework testing programme and undertake the required Financial Control Framework testing in the Shared Services locations across the UK. Providing leadership and guidance to the finance and non-finance function ensuring all aspects of financial control are implemented and monitored. Working across Shared Services to assist with the completion, consolidation and submission of the bi-annual Operational Assurance Statement returns Working with key stakeholders across Shared Services completing required activities to implement Operational Framework Policies, including Fraud Prevention and Risk management activities Working with the Finance Manager, Assurance, and Shared Services management committee members creating and consolidating the information presented at key stakeholder meetings including the Shared Services Audit Review Board. Assisting in internal and external audit liaison Your skills and qualifications as a Senior Finance Assurance Accountant: Qualified CIMA/ACCA/ACA or relevant equivalent Ability to travel within the UK is required Experience of external or internal audit is essential Experience of leading a team would be desirable Stakeholder engagement experience would be advantageous Experience of working for a large corporation would be advantageous

What you'll need to succeed

What we're looking for in you: You will be proactive, motivated self-starter, with a 'can do', forward thinking and collaborative approach, able to prepare detailed information whilst adhering to deadlines. You will have the ability develop effective working relationships with all stakeholders. You should be able to self-manage, take ownership and to function, adapt and be flexible in a changing environment You must have strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to proactively support and assist in the delivery of the Assurance Team's objectives is essential.

What you'll get in return

In return you will receive an excellent salary of £41,170 Commensurate with experience and an excellent benefits of package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. Also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, childcare vouchers, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

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Required skills

  • Analyst
  • Audit
  • Financial Accountant
  • shared services
  • Senior Finance Assurance Accountant

Reference: 34527488

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