Financial Controller (French Speaking)

£60000.00 - £61000 per annum + Car allowance, pension and bonus
18 Mar 2019
21 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

French speaking Financial Controller for a SME business by Birmingham Airport.

Your new company
Hays are delighted to be recruiting the Financial Controller for a leading niche technology company. The group is listed in New York and has operations throughout the world including Australia, Brazil, South Africa and the USA. We are working with the European subsidiary who have a T/O of circa £11 million and who employ circa 50 staff across 2 UK locations. The company sells across Europe and North Africa as well as the UK market.

Your new role
As Financial Controller you will oversee a team of 4 staff and report into the UK Finance Director. Due to a number of key customers within France, we are looking for a Qualified Accountant who has business level French both conversationally and written. Key responsibilities include preparing management accounts in line with US reporting deadlines. You will ensure the balance sheet accounts are reconciled on a monthly basis. You will ensure full financial compliance with SOX. Other duties will include tax and statutory accounts. You will be the main point of contact for the external auditors.
The Financial Controller will also play a key role in system and process improvements.

What you'll need to succeed
We are looking for a Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA or CIMA) who can speak french to business levels. You will be a technically strong Accountant with previous experience of managing teams. Ideally you will have worked with US GAAP and have some knowledge of SOX but now looking to join a smaller subsidiary in a broader role. You will be expected to have strong Tax and VAT knowledge.

What you'll get in return
A generous basic upto £60,000 plus 5K car allowance, upto 20% bonus and 7% matched pension. You will also receive 25 days holiday plus statutory holidays and also get free parking. This is a progressive role in a very niche company and will suit someone looking to gain wider exposure in a SME business.

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