Wimbledon, UK

Manager, Accounting

Europe, Middle East, Africa

Reports to: Global Controller

Position summary

This role contributes to Winshuttle’s success by managing our EMEA accounting teams to process and report official financial results leveraging the General Ledger for their assigned region. The Manager, Accounting is responsible for developing, directing, planning and evaluating the team that set’s the regional policies and procedures including distribution of financial statements and regulations in alignment with the Corporate practices. This position controls all assigned tasks necessary to accomplish the regions financial reporting objectives including leading the monthly close process.

About Winshuttle

Are you interested in working in a fun, collaborative environment, for an award winning workplace? Winshuttle is dedicated to fostering a culture of respect and innovation to support and empower employees' ambitions. We're constantly looking for entrepreneurs who aren't afraid to think outside the box, and don't take themselves too seriously. We embrace and support our employees who seek opportunities for continued learning, inspire others, and live and breathe our core PACT values. We have a work hard, play hard mentality; we're constantly evolving lean solutions for ERP business processes by day, and dominating on the frisbee golf course by night. Our strength and competitive advantage stems from our awesome employees, and we strive to create a balanced work life that is as inspiring and rewarding as life at home. Think you might be a great fit?

Essential functions and responsibilities

  • Manage the monthly General ledger close and reporting for EMEA regions to ensure timely and accurate financial reporting
  • Manage intercompany transactions, eliminations and reconciliations for all Winshuttle’s entities
  • Reviews reconciliations and working papers supporting general ledger balances. Provides information and assistance to financial reporting team and outside auditors
  • Collaborate with Global accounting teams and Winshuttle shared services to support reporting, automation, and process improvement across the worldwide organization
  • Manage and coordinate the annual audit, including preparation of audit schedules as required by outside auditors
  • Document, maintain and refine effective internal controls for audit compliance
  • Continuously evaluate processes and procedures for efficiencies and system improvements
  • Collaborate with revenue team to drive best practices
  • Work cross-functionally with other departments to increase financial reporting accuracy
  • Manage, develop, mentor, and regularly assess team of direct reports.
  • Define, lead, and drive financial initiatives in support of overall business goals, and process improvements
  • Other ad-hoc projects as assigned by Corporate Controller
  • Identifies and communicates potential risks and opportunities and emerging trends with department management. Develops responses and takes action as appropriate
  • Responds to questions about business transactions from business units or departments. Provides guidance on reporting and compliance
  • Participates in business re-engineering activities to support the establishment and integration of electronic information processes and principles at the company

Desired behaviors

  • Facilitates change – encourages continuous improvement of work practices and processes
  • Drives execution – engages and enthuse team by cascading departmental goals into individual goals. Sets high performance standards, sets clear expectations, solves problems, provides task clarity and sets boundaries.
  • Manages the team – holds team accountable, utilizes straight talk and takes corrective actions to ensure compliance and fair treatment, provides rewards and recognition.
  • Keeps the team focused and motivated – facilitate timely decision making, knows when to escalate, provides timely feedback and regular communication.
  • Technically proficient – knows own role and has a solid familiarity with team member’s roles and tasks.
  • Uses the full capabilities of the team – understands team member’s development needs and aspirations, takes these into consideration when assigning task and responsibilities. Develops and coaches so team can reach full potential.
  • Over communicates – hosts team communication (1:1`s and team meetings), cascades important and need to know information.
  • Involves employees in decision making – encourages them to communicate their ideas and proposed solutions.
  • Manages collaboratively – Foster teamwork, empowers and trusts employees to deliver, delegates appropriately.
  • Displays ethical character and competence – gains trust by acting with integrity and intent.
  • Is a role model – displays high levels of commitment and energy, role models our PACT values, sets high standards of behavior.  Influence others positively, act as a good citizen of Winshuttle.

Knowledge

  • Extensive working knowledge of UK GAAP; IFRS knowledge desired
  • Knowledge and experience of French and German accounting standard highly desirable
  • Knowledge of US GAAP desired
  • Ensures regional team adheres to legal and operational compliance requirements
  • Strong management experience with the ability to challenges and inspire direct reports to achieve business results, develops teams and builds bench strength in support of succession planning
  • Oversees training and development of team directly and indirectly managed and makes effective staffing decisions
  • Strong communications and interpersonal skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a high growth environment
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to develop innovative solutions and process improvements based on technical accounting knowledge, analytical skills, and understanding of financial systems

Experience

  • 5 years’ post qualified experience
  • 5 years’ experience managing an Accounting Department
  • Working knowledge of French and/or German accounting law strongly desired
  • Working knowledge of US GAAP and local statutory regulations desired
  • Use of the following systems: Great Plains, FRX, ADP, and Adaptive Insights desirable

This job posting does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed. Employees occupying this position will be required to follow any other-related instructions and to perform any other job related duties requested by their supervisor. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and meet the physical requirements satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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