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Finance Manager EMEA

Finance Manager (EMEA), Global FMCG brand, West London , cGBP65-70k plus bonus (long term FTC or contract to permanent)
A global FMCG brand are looking for an organised, high calibre candidate to join their team as a Finance Manager. You will be part of a 30-person finance team in West London, supporting the EMEA Marketing & Operations of this Global business. Reporting directly into the Head of Finance you will be one of 3 FMs controlling 30 countries and all of the financial reporting and P&L preparation.
The role:
· Day to day management of a team of 2 (part/fully qualified accountants)
· Manage and oversee all financial affairs and reporting requirements for 9 branches
· Compile and analyse financial information to prepare annual accounts (Annual AFS/CIT process)
· Responsible for trade and cooler associated accruals on monthly & quarterly basis – liaise with local trade, commercial finance & Accounts Payable teams to ensure all parties are aligned and correct accruals are booked on monthly/quarterly basis.
· Ensures that all taxes including payroll, corporate tax and VAT are reported and paid to the relevant authorities within prescribed timelines across the relevant entities
· Lead monthly P&L reviews for the UK entity and its branches
· Lead & manage monthly variance analysis for P&L /Balance sheet accounts
· Assist with monthly balance sheet reconciliations for the UK entity
· Compile and analyse financial information to prepare statutory financial statements and all supplementary notes for entities in scope (branches & UK entity)
· Liaise with internal audit department to ensure timely completion of audits, SOX control testing and implementation of any recommendations.
· Manage and develop relationships with external service providers and ensures delivery of service level with agreed targets as necessary
About you:
· Qualified Accountant minimum 2+ years PQE
· Multi-national, multi co code experience
· Financial, tax & statutory accounting experience
· Strong financial and logistics systems skills – (SAP)
· Attention to detail and accuracy
· Strong communication skills
· Management experience of small teams and proven stakeholder management
· Proven record of working in a highly pressurized environment and to tight deadlines
· Planning and organizing – excellent time management with the ability to re-prioritize as appropriate
· Hands-on working style with a positive attitude
· Track record of improving systems/processes
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