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Senior Financial Accountant - Global Brand

Michael Page Finance
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£65000 - £66500 per annum
Closing date
Dec 1, 2021

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Job Role
Senior Accountant
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
Qualified, CIMA
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Job Details

You will be part of the team responsible for fulfilling the fiduciary responsibilities for my client, reporting accurately on their numbers. Their team does more than just focus on numbers, and is responsible for ensuring that they are appropriately challenging their business decisions, ensuring they have the right controls, whilst understanding the accounting impact of large scale business transactions and telling the story behind the numbers.

Client Details

My client is the world's leading global food-service retailer with over 37,000 locations in over 100 countries. More than 90% of their restaurants worldwide are owned and operated by independent local business men and women. My client and their franchisees employ 1.9 million people worldwide and are ever expanding.

As the global leader in the food and service industry, they have a legacy of innovation and hard work that continues to drive them. Today, my client is growing with velocity and are passionate about modernising their experiences, not to make themselves different, but to make themselves better.


    You will have responsibility for the accuracy and delivery of regulatory and statutory reporting of all our UK entities under UK GAAP You will oversee the production of accurate monthly, quarterly and annual UK market results under US GAAP for internal and Global reporting
    Collaborating with the US Corporate Controller Group to understand any accounting issues Responsibility for the relationships with both internal and external auditors Working with the wider Finance team to understand accounting for complex restaurant transactions across the business Management of our balance sheet along with all associated controls Responsibility for all internal and SOX controls, leading a cross-functional effort to ensure our controls environment is robust and business risk is minimised
    Act as a mentor, coach and manager for a team of robust individuals, creating development plans for each Collaborate on the design and implementation of global finance system projects in UK & Ireland Participate on cross-functional teams as assigned by the VP/Chief Financial Officer/GBS Leadership Drive Continuous Improvement and automation projects


  • ACA or ACCA qualification
  • 3+ years PQE
  • Practice experience essential
  • Extensive technical accounting experience in UK GAAP/US GAAP
  • Experience of SOX and a company with strong internal controls
  • Previous managerial experience is important, and a desire to invest in talent development
  • Strong, diligent, analytical skills
  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills - an ability to communicate to all levels of the organisation
  • Ambitious with a determination to learn, grow and develop

Job Offer

  • Salary - £58,000
  • London living allowance - £3000 per annum
  • Cash or car allowance - £5500 per annum
  • 15% performance related bonus
  • 28 days holiday plus Bank Holidays
  • Private medical care
  • Pension scheme
  • Hybrid working


Michael Page specialises in the permanent, temporary and interim recruitment of qualified accountants. In fact, our organisation was founded to provide selection and recruitment services for accounting professionals and has been a market leader in this field for more than 35 years.

We have earned the trust of clients in industry and commerce, the banking and financial services markets and the public and not-for-profit sector. We also have an exemplary track record of completing assignments for everyone from small, boutique practices to the Big Four firms.

Many of our consultants have a background in accounting and finance – that’s real, grass roots expertise at your disposal. Combine that with the global reach you get from a company that has over 155 offices in 36 countries and you’re looking at a pretty formidable package. We are confident no other consultancy is better qualified to help you make that crucial, next step in your career.

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