Head of Financial Accounting

Posted 4 April by Axiom Executive Easy Apply

Axiom are recruiting for a Head of Financial Accounting who will report to the Finance Director.


  • Managing the statutory accounts process, including Group and all entity accounts, ensuring internal and statutory deadlines are met.
  • Manage relationship with auditors and keep up-to-date with new accounting standards and other issues as they arise.
  • Maintenance of the BGL ledger, including processing of all balances relating to senior debt, intercompany debt and interest rate swaps.
  • Other monthly postings - including pensions, terminations, holiday pay, group adjustments, etc.
  • Manage the Shared Services cost centres, reviewing monthly results and reporting each month.
  • Managing the budget/forecast process for Shared Services.
  • Producing consolidated Group budget/forecast models.
  • Reconcile and agree Group figures each month prior to closing ledgers.
  • Preparation of monthly management accounts, both for the Group and individual divisions.
  • Preparation of monthly internal reports including the CEO and CFO reports.
  • Preparation of monthly/quarterly external reports, including to shareholders and banks.
  • Maintain covenant model and ensure covenant certificates are sent to the banks each quarter. Regular modelling of forecast covenants and possible scenarios to ensure optimal covenant performance and identify issues.
  • Regular liaison with tax on statutory accounts and other issues.
  • Involvement in projects as required.
  • Other ad-hoc requests.
  • Manage team of 6, including performance appraisals, personal development and ensuring appropriate workloads.

Required skills

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Reporting

Reference: 34825172

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