Chief Accountant

England, Oxfordshire, Banbury
£50000 - £55000 per annum
Apr 26, 2021
May 24, 2021
JN -042021-2563759
Nick Harris
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification

This newly created role of Chief Accountant is to be in charge of end to end IFRS and statutory reporting for a country (or legal entity within the country) and to ensure timely execution of accounting activities in accordance with group-wide principles and standards within the assigned scope

Client Details

Based in Banbury, the client are a large and international manufacturing business. This Chief Accountant position is a newly created role to help enable them to change the face of their finance function including contributing in implementation of a standardised process and Finance Target Operating Model.


The key responsibilities of the Chief Accountant are:

  • Coordination of accounting activities:
  • Monthly closing coordination,
  • HY & EY closing coordination,
  • Balance sheet review,
  • Statutory accounting,
  • Tax accounting,
  • Pension accounting (IFRS 19)/technical topics,
  • ICS governance.

Performance of activities in close collaboration with SSC team:

  • Payroll accounting,
  • Inventory accounting,

Additionally providing guidance to the SSC and other finance teams (Consolidation, Tax, Treasury, GAR) regarding compliance issues, internal policies, and procedures.

3) Overall responsibilities:

  • Govern the quality, consistency, and integrity of financials,
  • Develop and share accounting expertise as well as knowledge within EMEA,
  • Manage service level agreements with Shared Services and drive the quality of end-to-end accounting processes together with Shared Services,
  • Focus on continuous improvement within accounting scope,
  • Support ongoing projects impacting finance activities,
  • Build, maintain, and coordinate relationships with external stakeholders as well as the finance community.


The successful Chief Accountant will be:


  • Bachelor's / Master's in Finance, Accounting, or similar,
  • English business proficiency (written and spoken),
  • Technical proficiency (e.g., SAP - ERP systems),
  • Licence / Certificate: ACCA DipIFR or ACCA/CPA member would be a plus,
  • GAAP: Romanian Accounting Standards (advance), IFRS would be a plus

Experience (type)

  • Extensive experience in finance with an emphasis on accounting,
  • Experience in a multinational company, preferably in B2B / manufacturing industries,

Knowledge or specific business understanding

  • Knowledge of accounting, controlling and financial methodologies and reporting,
  • Analytical / hands-on / flexible / solutions oriented, / keen on sharing knowledge
  • A team player able to work effectively in a team fostered and multi-tasking environment,
  • Systematic problem-solver with strong communication skills,
  • High integrity,
  • Ability to execute multiple tasks with efficiency and a sense of urgency

Job Offer

On offer for the successful candidate is a salary of between £50,000 and £55,000 depending on experience, as well as an impressive benefits package to match.