Robert Half

Head of Financial Accounting

England, Bristol
£65000 - £80000 per annum
18 Sep 2017
16 Oct 2017
Oliver Price
Job Role
Head of Finance
Qualification Level
Fully qualified
Professional Membership
Contract Type

Head of Financial Accounting

Robert Half are currently recruiting for a senior finance role within a impressive FTSE listed company in Bristol. The role is vital for the business moving forward and will report direct to the CFO.

Key Responsibilities
  • Lead the management and development of financial reporting Improving and sustaining the level of internal control
  • Lead and co-ordinate the monthly, quarterly and annual accounting period end close, including Balance Sheet & Regulatory ratios review process.
  • Ensure that financial accounting information within the finance ledgers is accurate and produced on a timely basis.
  • Setting up KPIs to monitor and improve the efficiency of the Accounting and Reporting process
  • Oversee the production and control of the balance sheet reporting highlighting key issues, control focus and risks.
  • Securing the business using by developing internal control methodology, assessing risks on key business processes
  • Adding value to the business by ensuring strong processes, efficient systems and adequate controls, networking and sharing of best practices
  • Liaising with external regulators including the FCA.
  • Own financial accounting systems and manage finance involvement in any finance system related activity
  • Assess impact of Regulatory, Fiscal or Accounting standard changes.
  • Oversee and implement controls on the accounting of all tax related activities
  • Key liaison with the external auditors.
  • Management of team (7) technical accountants

Skills and Experience Required
  • Financial Accounting (GAAP - UK)
  • Team Management experience
  • Experience of Head Office Reporting deadlines
  • Experience of implementing regulatory change
  • Regulatory reporting/ Statutory Accounting (FCA)
  • Year End Process & Audit Management

This role will pay between 65-80k depending on experience plus a significant benefits package. For more information on this role please contact Oliver Price at Robert Half on 01179 935400 or email

Robert Half Ltd acts as an employment business for temporary positions and an employment agency for permanent positions. Robert Half is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Suitable candidates with equivalent qualifications and more or less experience can apply.