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Financial Controller - Change - Edinburgh

Industry & Commerce - Finance Executive/Management
Ref: 2763 Date Posted: Monday 21 Jan 2019
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An excellent opportunity for an experienced qualified accountant to be involved in a major change project within a shared services environment. This role involves a high degree of transformation activities however also involves a significant amount of hands-on accounting at month end.

The Company

A large multinational on the outskirts of Edinburgh with a dynamic acquisitive strategy. Leadership and culture is first class. 

The Role

  • Responsible for integrating a newly acquired subsidiary from a financial perspective
  • Full controllership responsibilities for revenue recognition and general ledger
  • Develop and write a programme for the transition of the financial controllership function from the legacy accounting team to the European Shared Service Team
  • The programme will identify transition period roles and responsibilities within the team, controls and a proposed timeline
  • Ensure monthly management accounts are prepared in accordance with group accounting policies and in accordance with the published reporting timetable
  • Review and preparation of journal entries, preparing and reviewing balance sheet accounts reporting with a moderate to high level of complexity in accordance with US GAAP, local GAAP and company policies
  • Continuous improvement projects  

The Person 

  • A qualified accountant who is a self starter and a strong background in process and controls
  • A proven track record in process improvement 
  • Able to build relationships on a multisite basis and deal with stakeholders and colleague's with integrity and respect
  • Ideally some shared services or multisite experience
  • Be available at short notice 
  • The above role profile is very fluid and will change therefore the need to be flexible in approach to delivery is key