Head of Financial Reporting

Hutcheon Mearns are delighted to be partnering with an organisation in North Fife to recruit for the post of Head of Financial Reporting.   This is a pivotal post within the organisation, taking the lead on all aspects of financial reporting and compliance.  Joining an organisation that is world renowned in its' sector, you will work within a high calibre finance team with a progressive approach to financial management.  This is a fantastic opportunity for a technically strong Accountant with a proven track record working in a complex, multi-dimensional business, to make their mark! 

The Opportunity 

Reporting to the Deputy Director of Finance, you will be responsible for timely monthly and annual financial reporting, including the production of financial statements for the organisation (including subsidiaries).  This role involves coordinating with external auditors, ensuring accurate financial information and strong control.  The successful candidate will oversee month and year-end processes and drive improvements in systems and controls with the team.  You will have day to day responsibility for the development and support of 3 direct reports and will be an active participant in the Senior Finance team.  

Working in a team that continually strives for excellence, you will analyse and review month-end processes in order to deliver a faster month-end close whilst maintaining strong financial control.  You will work within the wider team to develop a newly implemented ERP system, following a highly successful implementation project across the organisation.  

Working in an environment that that actively promotes professional development, you will be encouraged to develop your own skills and support your team with the same.  There are progression opportunities within the organisation and an active career planning and development programme.  

The Successful Candidate

You will be a fully Qualified Accountant with a recognised professional body and will have a proven track record in a Financial Controller or Group Accountant role, managing a team.  Ideally you will have worked in a sizeable organisation with multiple entities and some complexity. 

You will have: 

  • Experience of managing and delivering a month-end and year-end process to agreed timescales 
  • Experience of preparing annual reports and accounts
  • Managed an external audit process 
  • Strong IT skills, particularly experience using large data files in Microsoft Excel
  • Proven track record of managing and motivating staff 

Key competencies and skills required include; 

  • Being decisive and confident, capable of operating autonomously on a regular basis 
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills 
  • Up to date technical accounting skills and knowledge 
  • An ability to deal confidently with senior management (finance and non-finance stakeholders) 

Flexibility and Benefits 

  • Office location: St Andrews, Fife
  • Working pattern: Full-time role. Minimum 2 days in office, hybrid working, 36.25 hours per week 
  • Pension: 14.5% employer contribution, 6% employee contribution 
  • Flexible working opportunities available 
  • Holiday entitlement: 34 days + 5 statutory days
  • Remuneration: £58,000 - £64,000 
  • Market leading terms and conditions 

Next steps?

Does this sound like the next step for you?  If you would like more information and to receive a full job pack, please contact Lynsey Campbell at Hutcheon Mearns.  To apply, please submit your CV in full as soon as possible.