Group Chief Accountant / CFO Designate

  • 100000
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Michael Page Financial Services.
  • 14 Aug 17

The Group Chief Accountant/CFO Designate is an executive-level role, reporting to the newly created (and recent externally hired) Chief Commercial Officer. The role in part replaces the current, retiring, Group Accountant and in part takes on some of the responsibility of the retiring CFO, who has a far broader remit than solely finance. This role going forward will purely reflect financial and related business strategy matters.

The Group Chief Accountant/CFO Designate is an executive-level role, reporting to the newly created (and recent externally hired) Chief Commercial Officer.

The role in part replaces the current, retiring, Group Accountant and in part takes on some of the responsibility of the retiring CFO, who has a far broader remit than solely finance. This role going forward will purely reflect financial and related business strategy matters.

Details about the Client

Our client is a leading British-based investment trust with a full listing on the London Stock Exchange.

It also provides a range of fiduciary services including corporate trust, pension trust corporate services and whistle blowing services.

Detailed Job Description

The Group Chief Accountant/ CFO Designate based in London will have the following responsibilities:

Supervising the finance department of 7 full time staff people

The structure of the finance department going forward.

A complete review of the management reporting information

Supervising and approving the production of the monthly management accounts pack including the plc board monthly presentation

Supervising and approving the production of the weekly published NAV statement

Responsibility for the production and efficient audit process of the published half year statement

Responsibility for the production and efficient audit process of the published annual consolidation financial statements

 

Supporting the CEO/ CCO in analyst briefings, shareholder meetings and the presentation at the AGM

Responsible for the preparation and audit of the pension plan financial statements, all aspects of the budgeting cycle

Working with the CEO/ CCO to design the short, medium and long-term strategy, objectives and targets for the organisation globally.

Collaborating with the CEO/ CCO to explore global acquisition opportunities to both complement and extend the current business lines.

Working with the business heads to improve financial efficiency and management information within each business or department.

Preparation of all financial planning, budgets and targets for businesses and individuals.

Together with the Compliance officer managing the AIFMD requirements of the investment trust including providing input in to FCA reporting and reporting to the Depositary.

Responsibility for the preparation and submission of all tax returns.

Candidate's Profile

The Group Chief Accountant/ CFO Designate based in London will have had the following exposure:

The candidate is expected to be an ACA or FCA with suitable experience in professional practice as well as suitable industry experience

The candidate is expected to have between 10 and 15 years post qualified experience

Specific knowledge or experience of each of the client's business lines or jurisdictions is not required

Specific knowledge or experience of equity based investment management accounting and financial reporting is not a pre requisite, but is highly desirable

The successful candidate must have the ability to understand, analyse and produce suitable management information to validate and highlight the strengths, weaknesses and nuances of the individual business lines to make the most from them and to ensure that implementing change enhances the whole business.

A strong cultural fit with the current organisation

Proven leadership experience

Ability to work as a team player

Culturally astute - able to influence at a senior level to achieve the best outcome for the organisation

Experience of successfully implementing improvement and change in a timely way which provides value for money

Excellent communication skills, with ability to think clearly and broadly

Strong client relationship skills

Strong analytical skills

What's on offer

Excellent salary and bonus prospects alongside market leading benefits


Where specific UK qualifications are required we will take into account overseas equivalents. All third party applications will be forwarded to Michael Page.


 

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