Senior Accountant - Team Management

Isleworth, London | Ref: BBBH31235

Negotiable

Senior Accountant - Team Management

Isleworth

Competitive Salary + Excellent Benefits

Role Profile

Bunzl UK & Ireland supplies, through a number of specialist distribution businesses, a range of more than 100,000 products including food packaging, disposable supplies, catering equipment, healthcare consumables and cleaning and safety products to supermarkets, retailers, hotels, restaurants and caterers, construction companies, healthcare providers and other users.

Currently all finance activities are managed within the different Bunzl operating companies however, the decision has been taken to create a Finance Shared Service Centre (FSSC) which will be located in Isleworth. The FSSC will manage most of the finance activity across UK & Ireland and the transition will begin in January 2021 through to the summer of 2021

As Bunzl's outsourced recruitment partner, Cast UK are delighted to be managing the recruitment of all new hires for the FSSC. As part of the new team, we are looking to recruit a Senior Accountant.

The Senior Account will build and lead a team of circa 6 employees focused on delivering high quality General Accounting services to Bunzl UK&I operating companies in scope.

Key Responsibilities

  • Deliver General Accounting tasks and activities to Bunzl operating companies in own scope, such as period end close activities, reconciliations, analysis, posting adjustment entries, answering audit queries, KPI reporting etc
  • Ensure accuracy and completeness of tasks and activities delivered
  • Provide support to other General Accounting team members as required
  • Support external and internal audits as required
  • Support the transition of ERP systems, Finance/Accounting systems, management accounting processes and procedures to the Shared Service Centre
  • Identify opportunities to enhance the efficiency of existing processes and key business metrics
  • Build a solid understanding of internal control design and operational efficiency and ensure ongoing compliance
  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with Bunzl UK&I Finance teams and other internal and external parties as required
  • Provide a high level of customer service to business partners & internal customers
  • Observe and actively promote the Bunzl Health, Safety and Environment ethos and help building a fun and supportive environment in the Bunzl FSSC

Skills & Experience Required

  • Graduate Calibre Qualified Accountant
  • Broad and sustained team management experience preferably in a Finance Shared Services environment
  • Experience of designing, implementing, and operating robust financial controls.
  • Proven experience in delivering and evaluating post-transformational change.
  • Proven track record of delivering service in a fast-paced environment
  • Develop effectiveness of the team through continuous training and development, and lead and motivate to achieve high levels of performance.
  • Drive the effective and compliant delivery of General Accounting tasks and activities to Bunzl operating companies in own scope, such as period end close activities, reconciliations, analysis, posting adjustment entries, answering audit queries, KPI reporting etc.
  • Deputise and provide support to other Senior Accounting team leaders as required.
  • Observe and actively promote the Bunzl Health, Safety and Environment ethos and help building a fun and supportive environment in the Bunzl Finance Shared Service Centre

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