Senior Management Accountant

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Recruiter: Hays

Senior Management Accountant

£35,000 to £50,000 per annum | Northern Ireland | Date posted 02 Sep 2022

Your new company

This company are currently looking to recruit a Senior Management Accountant to join their business. They are one of the world’s top firms with expertise in its field. They have a strong client service ethic and work to Service Level Agreements, targets, and deadlines to deliver in line with client expectations. This role will primarily have a US focus and be based in Belfast.

Your new role

You will be responsible for:
  • Internal management accounting & reporting supporting US offices;
  • Liaise with the Cash team as required in order to facilitate payments, reconciliations and inter-office transfers;
  • Ensure processes and internal controls are documented, follow best practice and are continually improved, assisting the Finance Team Lead to plan and implement changes as appropriate;
  • Prioritise work effectively, making realistic compromises when necessary in order to deliver;
  • Support the annual financial audit process, providing accurate information to the auditors in a timely manner and execute the annual budgetary/forecasting process;
  • Assist the Finance Team Lead and the Financial Control team to develop practical solutions to improve the service and undertake value added activities;
  • Ensure that financial data is accurately captured in the financial and forecasting systems;
  • Become a trusted advisor to budget holders, business managers and key members of other finance teams, having the ability to present technical information in a way that is easily understood by a non-specialist audience;
  • Provide support to the Finance Team Lead on business improvement projects that are required to improve the quality of output from the overall group;
  • Help mentor and support more junior members of the Finance team;
  • Build strong, trusting relationships with the customer (US Senior Finance Manager, US CFO), provide constructive feedback to the client regarding issues and problems encountered while delivering the service; and
  • Anticipate the needs of the customer and provide timely solutions and opinions on complex matters

What you'll need to succeed

The successful candidate will:
  • Have a highly organised approach, with the ability to make progress in a range of areas, ensuring deadlines are met;
  • Ability to deliver high quality client service by building strong trusted advisor relationships with clients and senior management;
  • Strong communication skills, and the ability to tailor conversations to non-financial orientated individuals/teams;
  • Ability to balance on-going projects with business priorities; and
  • Ability to apply technical knowledge and understanding and identify creative solutions to technical issues
  • A minimum of 3 years' experience in a commercial accounting role
  • 3 years’ post qualification (current member of a recognised accounting body);
  • Good numeracy and literacy skills; and
  • Computer literate with strong Microsoft Office skills and direct experience of complex finance systems
  • Flexibility to work partial US hours (12pm to 8.30pm GMT) several times per week (Monday to Thursday, with recognised Premium Hours Payment).

What you'll get in return

  • Competitive base salary
  • Annual performance based bonus
  • Flexible working approach
  • Private healthcare coverage
  • Holiday trading scheme
  • Perks Card
  • Mental health & health and wellbeing resources
  • Family and social events, including charity and social committees

What you need to do now

If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
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Job ref: 4276147
Application deadline:
02 Sep 2027