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International Accounting Director (Fully Remote)

Job Description

VANRATH are delighted to be seeking a high-calibre Director for a Global leadership position within a fast-growing, dynamic business and as such there will be an expectation that the individual appointed will have a genuine focus on continuous improvement and the gravitas to drive improvements across the Company's key business processes.
This role will lead and direct the activities of the newly defined Finance organisation, comprising of an international accounting team and other related activities. This will bring together multi-located teams of subject matter experts to provide a consistent, efficient and compliant service to both internal and external stakeholders of the Group.


  • Support and lead the global accounting team to ensure month end is reported accurately to facilitate timely, relevant management decisions and meet reporting standards and requirements

  • Ability to research accounting issues using appropriate guidance, recommend appropriate accounting, and write memos to support conclusions in accordance with US GAAP, IFRS, and/or foreign GAAP

  • Be the key senior contact for the internal and external auditors to ensure real time collective support on approach to given matters.

  • Ensuring all accounting policies are effectively implemented, and new accounting standards are appropriately adopted by the business.

  • Optimising processes and controls across finance, enhancing current procedures and implementing new ones to drive improvements.

  • Improve processes to drive efficiency within Accounting and Control team - leveraging data to streamline manual processes

  • Work with colleagues across group finance teams to align local management reporting to figures held centrally

  • Develop and maintain the performance of the team directly and indirectly through Team Leaders, including recruiting, coaching, performance management and developing the team as is needed.

  • Make sure new accounting standards are adopted by the business on a timely manner


  • Must have 5+ years experience with US GAAP

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, CIMA, CPA)

  • Formal technical qualifications for USGAAP is a plus

  • Strong technical accounting skills including purchase price accounting & business combinations

  • Over 5 years finance leadership experience within a large, complex organisation

  • Experience of leading and managing a multi-national global team

  • Proven track record of streamlining accounting operations and month end close for a multinational global company

  • Strong effective communication skills at all levels of the business, including c-suite

  • Tech savvy with proven experience of working in NetSuite

  • Experience of working for a SAAS Company preferred

  • Experience of working within a complex US corporate structure highly advantageous

What you will get in return:
An excellent remuneration package is on offer reflecting the seniority of the role

  • Market leading Salary

  • Remote working

  • Private Life Assurance

  • Private Medical Insurance

  • Generous annual leave

  • Private Pension Scheme

  • Company Sick Pay Scheme

If you think this role may be of interest to you, or you wish to discuss any other accountancy or finance jobs in Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Henry Webb in the strictest confidence.