Head of Accounting

English/French Speaker • Location: Central London • Start date: November 2019


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The recruitment department of the French Chamber is acting as a recruitment agency for its over 530-member companies, one of which is currently looking for a Senior Accountant.

Our Client

Our client is a young and dynamic French real estate company based in the UK with more than 45 subsidiary companies in Europe.

As a Senior Accountant, you will join the London team and report directly to the Managing Director / Founder. This role will cover all aspects of accounting, bookkeeping, budgeting and financial reporting.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assume responsibility for the accounting of the UK subsidiaries of the Group
  • Produce management accounts, forecasts and information monitoring the various aspects of the company's performance within the specified timescales
  • Produce statutory accounts and provide statutory returns for tax, VAT, CIS and other regulatory authorities for legal entities in the UK France, Luxembourg (and other country locations as the company grows)
  • Act as the main point of contact to external auditors and provide all required information
  • Manage all inter-company transfers and reconciliations
  • Undertake annual consolidations from France/UK/Luxembourg
  • Prepare weekly cash position report and yearly forecasting
  • Act as the main liaison point with HMRC for VAT, Corporation Tax and any other matters
  • Liaise with outsourced Tax advisors to produce the annual Tax return
  • Maintain a fixed asset register and safeguard the assets of the company
  • Manage and control the Yardi accounting system to ensure the accounts function is both effective and efficient
  • Ensure that accounting policies comply with relevant accounting standards and that group policies are followed

Company Secretarial:

  • Prepare board papers and record Board minutes
  • Assume responsibility for all statutory filings for the UK entities at Companies House

Contracts Management:

  • Review all client invoicing (which are high value / low volume) against the original contract to which it relates, ensuring accuracy of amount and interpretation
  • Action payment of submitted invoices (having checked them against the relevant purchase order/contract to establish validity)
  • Manage banking relationships, review all contracts and put in place early warning systems against possible breaches of covenants


  • Liaise with outsourced payroll provider on starters/ leavers, changes in employment conditions Income tax / NI rates and other matters that arise
  • Get involved in the social responsibility and quality certifications strategy of the Group
  • Participate in the international development of the Group from the London office


  • At least 5 years of experience in accounting and finance role
  • Internationally recognised accounting qualification
  • Able to develop and maintain relationships with customers, bankers and suppliers
  • Excellent knowledge of information systems
  • Autonomous, discreet and comfortable in an entrepreneurial environment
  • Organisational and communication skills
  • Fluent in French is a plus

Location: Central London
Salary: Competitive salary
Type of contract: Maternity cover
Start date: December 2019


Should you be interested in this role, please contact us by email recruitment@ccfgb.co.uk or call us at +44 (0) 20 7092 6624.

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