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Financial Accounting Manager (Temporary 6 Months) / Chef Comptable- Remplacement maternité

Department: Southern Europe Finance

Location: UK - Nelsons House

Reference: VA344

The Financial Accounting Manager will proactively take responsibility for financial controls and the timely and accurate reporting of the regions results. The Financial Accounting Manager will work closely alongside the Regional Finance Business Partner to ensure the results of the SE region are correctly accounted and reported. This role will contribute to the Company’s success by ensuring the smooth running of the Southern Europe Accounting function whilst also identifying and implementing system improvements.


Key Responsibilities

 Accounting tasks

• Overall understanding, review and control of all financial transactions and accounting matters to ensure that transactions are processed in an accurate, timely, and complete manner

• Produce monthly management and statutory accounts, including commentary, accruals, balance sheet and prepayment reconciliations

• Work alongside the Regional Finance Business Partner to provide Forecast Cashflow and Balance sheet reporting • Lead the audit process and external reporting requirements • Review and monitor credit, shipping, logistics and stock issues • Ownership & control of payroll (outsourced), Tax and VAT returns • Ad hoc projects and tasks as requested 

Team Management

• Management and development of the accounting team

• Actively monitoring the performance and the needs of the department; developing strategies to address any skills gaps

• Inspire and support the team, aligning where possible their personal and development goals with those of the business 

 Controls and Processes

• Develop and maintain a robust control environment

• Lead the ongoing review of systems, controls and processes to ensure that the finance functions are fit for purpose in the short, mid, and long-term

• Responsibility for internal control, maintenance of authority limits and risk management

Person Specification 


• Educated to degree level or higher, ideally in a Finance or Business related subject

• Qualified accountant 

 Skills and Experience

5 years experience in a similar role

• Fluent English and French

• Experience of producing management and statutory accounts

• Strong IT skills, ideally Excel, SAP, and Business Objects

• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

• Ability to communicate complex financial information to stakeholders at all levels


• Self–starter able to operate with minimum supervision

• Approachable and positive attitude

• Thrives in a fast-paced, changing environment

• Keen to learn and develop



 1. Objectif du poste

Le ou la Chef comptable financière assumera de manière proactive la responsabilité des contrôles financiers et de la communication opportune et précise des résultats des régions. Le ou la Chef comptable travaillera en étroite collaboration avec le Regional Finance Business Partner pour s'assurer que les résultats de la région SE sont correctement comptabilisés et communiqués. Ce rôle contribuera au succès de la société en assurant le bon fonctionnement de la fonction comptable Europe du Sud tout en identifiant et en mettant en oeuvre des améliorations du système.


2. Fonctions 


•Compréhension globale, examen et contrôle de toutes les transactions financières et questions comptables pour garantir que les transactions sont traitées de manière précise, opportune et complète

• Produire des comptes mensuels de gestion et statutaires, y compris des commentaires, des comptes de régularisation, des bilans et des rapprochements de paiement anticipé

• Travailler aux côtés du Finance Business Partner pour fournir des prévisions de trésorerie et des rapports sur le bilan

• Diriger le processus d'audit et les exigences de rapport externe

• Examiner et surveiller les problèmes de crédit, d'expédition, de logistique et de stock

• Propriété et contrôle de la paie (externalisée), déclarations de revenus et de TVA

• Projets et tâches ad hoc sur demande

Gestion d’équipe

• Gestion et développement de l'équipe comptable

• Surveiller activement la performance et les besoins du département; élaborer des stratégies pour combler les lacunes en matière de compétences

• Inspirer et soutenir l'équipe, en alignant si possible leurs objectifs personnels et de développement avec ceux de l'entreprise 

Contrôles et Processus

• Développer et maintenir un environnement de contrôle robuste

• Diriger l'examen continu des systèmes, des contrôles et des processus pour s'assurer que les fonctions financières sont adaptées à l'usage à court, moyen et long terme

• Responsabilité du contrôle interne, du maintien des limites d'autorité et de la gestion des risques


 3. Formation et connaissances

Formation initial:

• Qualification pertinente (Finance) Comptable qualifié 

Experience demandée:

5 ans d'expérience dans un rôle similaire

• Anglais et français courants

• Expérience de la production de comptes de gestion et de comptes statutaires

• Solides compétences informatiques, idéalement Excel, SAP et Business Objects

• Excellentes compétences en communication, verbale et écrite

• Capacité à communiquer des informations financières complexes aux parties prenantes à tous les niveaux 


Attitude/ soft skills:

• Self Starter capable de fonctionner avec un minimum de supervision

• Attitude accessible et positive

• Sait évoluer dans un environement rapide et de challenge

• Désireux d'apprendre et de progresser

• Intelligence emotionnelle et qualité de Manager 


Remarque: Cette description n'est pas exhaustive, mais présente les principales missions associées au poste. 

Financial Accounting Manager (Temporary 6 Months) / Chef Comptable- Remplacement maternité
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