Job Reference: 182601
Type: Permanent
Location: Blackburn
Salary: £60,000
Qualification: ACA/ACCA

Heading up the Divisional Accounting and Reporting team, the role is responsible for the quality, integrity and timeliness of financial control and reporting for the division. This includes month end close activities for several entities, the production of monthly management accounts and the maintenance of effective financial controls and processes. The role will contribute to the direction, management and development of the division to enhance overall profitability, financial performance and achieve the division’s financial results. Close liaison with the Head of Shared Services and the relevant Country Team Leader in the transactional processing SSC team. Local statutory financial statement preparation and maintenance of local GAAP ledgers in SAP in addition to Group IFRS ledger. Key audit contact for the divisional legal entities. Provision of regional analysis and ad hoc information as required by the relevant Country Manager and Commercial Finance team. The role will be supported by supported by a team of 2-3 financial accountants. Maintain close liaison with the Group Financial Controller, Head of Shared Services and Group Finance teams including Tax and Treasury
The ideal candidate will be ACA/ACCA qualified, or equivalent and committed to continuous professional development. Candidates should have the ability to influence and drive change. Strong technical accounting skills and prior experience of SAP are essential. Experience of working in an international group and/or a retail environment would also be highly desirable.