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  • Job reference: RMS0218138

Front Office Manager

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Stone, Staffordshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 17/10/2019
  • Duration: full time permanent
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The Role:
Manage and lead GBS Finance front office in line with Group standards and best practices. Ensure continuous process improvement in accounting and reporting processes to offer cost-efficient and competitive services to the business. In addition to supporting the Country Finance Director in securing finance related local fiduciary duties are identified and manages the demand for local finance fiduciary duties, ensuring relevant duties are matched with activities in the GBS Finance front office and Hub. Responsible for compiling local statutory GAAP books, and other local reporting

Main Accountability's, Responsibilities, Tasks & Interactions

1. Strategy, budget and planning - Develops and implements strategic plan for the GBS Finance Front office and participates in strategic planning as a member of the Finance Director's management team. Coordinates preparation and enforces the GBS Finance front office budget. Guides, motivates,
develops and set targets for the GBS Finance front office staff and the GBS Finance front office as a whole

2. Best practice and group Initiatives - Drives implementation of best practices and continuous
optimization of local processes to gain efficiencies and drive productivity gains. Drives harmonization and standardization locally in line with Group solutions and best practices and
assists in development of global solutions

3. Stakeholder management Manages relationship with business partners to ensure that
services are defined and delivered as agreed. Develops and maintains Service Level Agreements with business partners. Arranges and drives internal customer review meetings on a regular basis and tracks mutually agreed action plan. Assist/Support the Company Secretary in the Financial provisions of the Companies Act

4. Accounting and reporting
and compliance- Enforces ABB Group Accounting Standards, compliance with ABB's Accounting and Reporting Guidelines, local GAAP and Internal Control over Financial Reporting with ABB Group
Charter. Ensures transparency in financial reporting and enhances and manages internal control environment

5. Audit - Ensures internal/external audits and other statutory audits are handled with high standards and in a professional manner and the findings are addressed and resolved in a timely way

6. People leadership and development - Leads and supervises GBS Finance front office personnel.
Ensures (with HR Manager support) that the area of responsibility is organized, staffed, skilled and directed. Guides and motivates and develops direct/indirect subordinates within HR

The Company:
The client is a leader within the Automation and Control Systems field with operations in 100 countries worldwide. They specialise in providing integrated solutions to the Transmission and Distribution and Oil & Gas industry with projects offshore and overseas.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
- Qualified Accountant
- Up to date knowledge of UKGAAP (specifically FRS101 - IFRS with reduced disclosures)
- Experience of producing sets of Statutory accounts
- Self-motivated
- Flexible approach to working hours
- Familiar with the Companies Act

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
- Large Company Experience
- Internal Control Framework experience/understanding
- >5yrs Finance Management Role

About Fircroft:
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