General Accounting Manager

27 Jul 2018
24 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Our Client is one of the world's leading Commodity Trading Houses with a successful history of growth. Employees enjoy an environment that allows them to develop their skills, knowledge and experience by giving them every opportunity to have successful careers.

A new opportunity has arisen for an astute technical and reporting accountant to join the London finance team. This is an exciting opportunity which offers a broad spectrum of financial reporting, project work and ownership of the accounting for our edible nuts and spices business.

As the General Accounting Manager, you will report to the Head of Accounting and manage a team of 2. Periodic travel to our offices in Switzerland for training and development will be required. You will be responsible for:

Financial Reporting

* Preparation of the group holding company consolidation including the coordination with group auditors and associated foreign subsidiary controllers.

* Financial statement preparation for the local trading company and other small entities

* Providing expert technical advice to the wider finance team on financial reporting matters and new and emerging accounting standards.

* Maintaining a robust controls framework to ensure the accuracy of the accounting ledgers and identification of additional efficiencies to improve current practices.

* Day to day management of both the group and local audit.

Monthly Close and Management Reporting

* Accurate and on time monthly reporting including the population of the group reporting pack (cognos).

* Monthly analysis of PL and BS by commodity including overheads reporting.

* Oversight of edible nuts and spices division accounting, general accounting, and accounts payable function

* Team coaching and development

Financial Planning, budgeting and Analysis

* Lead the preparation and review of the UK and European VAT returns

* Preparation of annual shared services budgeting.

* Scoping of a paperless expense platform.

* Ad hoc project work


* Qualified accountant with up to four years' post qualified experience preferably in financial services or big 4 environment

* Knowledge of Navision and SAP advantageous

* Focused self-starter with a high attention to detail

* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships

* A flexible approach and the ability to prioritise and meet tight deadlines are essential