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Director of Accounting and Compliance

Job Title: Director of Accounting and Compliance
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bristol
Salary: Up to £95000 per annum
REF: BBBH9771_1641572883
Contact Name: Ceri Willoughby
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Job Published: 14 days ago

Job Description

Director of Accounting and Compliance


£95,000 + Bonus + Car Allowance + Health + Pension

Global packaging manufacturer

Turnover in excess of 1 billion euros

Responsible for 5 direct reports, 18 physical operations across 3 continents, Shared Service centre and Corporate Head Office in Europe.

This company has evolved rapidly over the last 3 years and now requires a Director of Accounting and Compliance who can initiate and execute projects both locally and globally across a complex financial structure that spans multiple currencies. All levels of the business will need support and guidance from the finance organisation, plus reports will be questioned and interrogated by the board so a natural attention to detail and an articulate communication style is a must.


  • This role will be responsible for the overall accounting and reporting across the group.
  • Responsible for the consolidation and preparation of the consolidated accounts for management reporting purposes
  • Responsibility for the compliance framework globally
  • Lead the reporting process across the group
  • Overall responsibility for the head office entity accounting
  • Oversight and responsibility for the finance function within the international Shared Service Centre
  • Increasing the activities of the shared services to include all transactional accounting and reporting
  • Working effectively to improve efficiency and level of service of shared service to offer more value to stakeholders across the division
  • Key player in the group budget process, working closely with the Senior Manager, Controlling who owns the overall budget process
  • Developing and managing agreed reporting systems to enable the fulfilment of the Group's reporting responsibilities. This includes ensuring appropriate data and financial information is collected to support management's decision making process
  • Developing agreed systems and process to allow correct consolidation of the Group data for management and statutory reporting purposes
  • Annual review of the group policies and ensuring ongoing adherence to these policies
  • Manages collaboration with Group Treasury and reports on decided treasury policies and implementation
  • Provide guidance on practical implementation of decided policies to Plant Controllers. Manage this process to ensure proper implementation of decided policies
  • Strong focus on continuous improvement projects both in Finance and in cross functional teams
  • Maintain agreed Internal Control Environment over Financial Reporting of Group


  • University degree with accounting qualification (CA, ACCA, ACA or equivalent) a must
  • Extensive experience within a senior finance management role in an international environment operating under USGAAP/IFRS
  • Experience in consolidation of financial accounts
  • Experience of initiating and executing process improvement projects
  • Experience in a leadership role with a track record of success and desire to continue growth
  • Knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley
  • Shared Service experience - project management or overseen
  • International travel will be required

To be considered for the position, please send you CV to our retained partner, Ceri Willoughby at Morgan Ryder Executive in the first instance.

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