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  • Job Type: Permanent
    Location: Birmingham
    Job ID: 159945
    Company: SCC
    Overall Job Purpose:

    A senior role reporting to the UK Head of Finance, you will be responsible for managing all aspects of Financial Accounting for SCC plc.  You will be responsible for developing, monitoring and improving the accounting processes and controls within SCC, working closely with the SCC EMEA Group Accounting and Compliance Manager to enhance Risk Assurance activities.

    You and your team will support the preparation of Statutory Accounts and manage the Year End audit.  You will be responsible for Investment Appraisals, Fixed Asset accounting and reporting as well as providing strong technical accounting leadership to the SCC Finance team.

    You will manage the team responsible for day-to-day cash management, foreign exchange, treasury and taxation matters and will provide advice on direct and indirect taxes to operational stakeholders.  Your team will support the Company budgeting and forecasting cycles (particularly in the areas of cash and working capital).

    You will manage a multitude of financial reporting projects in your area and support the continual development of SCC’s financial systems from a financial accounting, risk, controls and compliance perspective.


    Main Duties:

    Corporate Governance and Financial Control

    • To ensure best practice for documentation of accounting processes and controls within SCC.
    • Maintain and develop SCC’s Risk Control Framework
    • To provide technical expertise on all financial accounting matters, providing updates to the SCC EMEA Group Accounting manual as required
    • Enhancing reporting requirements to improve transparency around all areas of compliance activity
    • Manage key balance sheet control accounts and optimise balance sheet reporting utilising the Blackline application
    • Build and maintain relationships with relevant internal and external stakeholders
    • Responsible for controlling and reconciling all intercompany accounts
    • Ensure seamless production of the Statutory Accounts through strong accounting controls and robust account mapping into the consolidation system (Cognos Controller)
    • Ensuring that all external financial reporting requirements are met


    Financial Planning and Analysis

    • Responsible for Balance Sheet and Cash Flow forecasting
    • Responsible for Working Capital reporting, including monthly submissions to the SCC EMEA Group team
    • Responsible for foreign exchange risk management, hedging and mark-to-market accounting
    • Responsible for Fixed Asset accounting and reporting and Capex forecasting


    • Managing all accounting and reporting projects for the Financial Accounting team
    • Responsible for the administration and control of Capex business cases and project appraisals
    • Controlling and reporting of all financing arrangements, including bank facilities and trade agreements with financing partners
    • Supporting the continual development of SCC’s financial reporting systems
    Knowledge and Experience

    –       Qualified accountant (preferably ACA) with strong technical skills appropriate to an acquisitive group

    –       Experience in managing a financial accounting team in a large corporate environment

    –       Excellent MS Excel, Word, & Office skills and experience of Cognos TM1 and Controller applications would be helpful

    –       Experienced in driver-based Balance Sheet forecasting models

    –       Excellent communication & reporting skills

    Personal Skills

    –       Strong communication skills with the ability to influence at Director level

    –       Excellent interpersonal skills demonstrating an ability to manage key stakeholders and an experienced and diverse team

    –       Willingness to get into detail to provide management reporting/insight

    –       Sound decision making skills and rational judgements based on relevant information;

    –       Attention to detail. Adherence to reporting standards and formats delivering high quality professional output

    –       Commercial outlook with a demonstrable approach to adding value to the business;

    –       Flexibility – easily adapting to change in a fast-moving leading edge IT company

    –       Proven ability to work to tight deadlines