Operational Accounting Manager

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Due to an internal promotion within the Finance team in Sodexo, we are now looking for an Operational Accounting Manager to join the team within the Finance Shared Service centre.

The role will involve managing a team who provide an efficient accounting service to operational business units.

Founded in 1966 Sodexo serves 75 million customers each day across 80 countries. Currently ranked the 18th largest employer in the world our people design, manage and deliver over 100 services across industry sectors including corporate, education, healthcare, defence, justice and sports and leisure. Our broad range of services help clients deliver the best possible experience to their employees and customers, from food services and reception through to security and ground maintenance. Our employees are at the heart of everything we do and we understand that the best people can only be recruited and retained through encouragement, investment and support; we value the contribution our employees make to the business and continuously celebrate their achievements. We have a passionate commitment to diversity and inclusion; we enhance our business and create an environment where everyone feels able to fully contribute.

Package description

£Competitive + Bonus + Benefits

Main responsibilities

You will provide excellent leadership, support and development to a team of 7 in total, including two Senior Management Accountants. Creating strong partnerships with the business unit and the central finance team, the role involves building a culture of continuous improvement, leading in the key work areas of People, Efficiency & Service. In addition, you will maintain a robust internal control environment, ensuring the integrity of financial reporting.

  • Through your team, manage the output from the month end process ensuring production and release of timely and accurate client invoices.
  • Manage P&L accounting activities for the segment; providing accurate and timely management accounts on a monthly basis.
  • Manage the completion & review of accurate monthly balance sheet reconciliations, ensuring reconciling items are understood and resolved in a timely manner.
  • Provide support to Head of Management Accounts, FD’s, FC’s; other finance teams & Account Directors in preparation for and attendance at review meetings.
  • Create business partner relationships, with other finance teams, operational teams and Account Directors or equivalent.
  • Support with forecasting/budgeting (as required) in line with Head Office requirements.
  • Ensure compliance with accounting standards; processes and internal controls at all times.

Ideal candidate

  • Qualified Accountant (CIMA/ACA/ACCA)
  • Graduate calibre
  • Experience of working with SAP or other large ERP system
  • Team management experience
  • Effective stakeholder management experience
  • Delivery of accounting activities in an accurate timely manner
  • Effectively manage responsibilities and workload in a fast-paced business environment
  • Excellent Communication skills including the ability to translate complex financial processes/arrangements into simplified non-financial terms
  • Champion best practice approach and sharing of ideas
  • An enthusiastic and passionate approach towards business challenges
  • Professional, proactive and highly motivated
  • Flexible approach
ID #4099 Location London Industry Accountancy Type Full Time Role Operational Accounting Manager Career Level Middle Presence Remote

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