French-speaking Finance Manager


Ref: MA53136

Temporary & Contract
Up to £300 per day

Our client is a household brand and one of the biggest British success stories of the last 20 years. Regularly featured as one of the Sunday Times’ best places to work, even with revenues approaching £500m a year it is still maturing. They are a highly ambitious and entrepreneurial group, showing the world that it’s possible to grow a great business that cares about more than just profit.

Working as part of the Financial Operations team, the French-speaking Finance Manager will cover the legal entities in France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands and Belgium. The role is for an initial period of 3 months and due to start as soon as possible.


  • Report into the Record to Report Lead, who is based in Salzburg.
  • Manage a direct report placed in Italy.
  • Develop a close relationship with the leadership team.
  • Responsible for all local financial statements and tax audits.
  • Responsible for all direct and indirect taxes as well as statistical reporting.
  • Perform regular period-end tasks, including looking after fixed assets.
  • Work with internal and external stakeholders on the preparation of financial statements for legal entities.
  • Perform balance sheet reconciliations for accounts within responsibility.
  • Apply internal control standards to companies that fall under remit.


  • Native-level French speaker.
  • Qualified accountant or equivalent.
  • Experience of working within accounting and handling tax and financial statement audits and being the first contact for the auditors.
  • Familiar with performing internal controls and balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Profound knowledge of direct and indirect taxes as well as statistical reporting.
  • A great communicator who can build strong, cross-functional relationships and explain the “why” behind a financial process in a simple, engaging way.
  • A structured and documented work approach.
  • Strong Excel skills.
  • As a bonus: Power BI knowledge and experience with D365.


To apply for this role, please use the Apply button, or alternatively, email your CV to Melanie Abrahim: quoting reference MA53136.

Please note that due to the expected volume of applications we will only be able to respond to those candidates whose experience matches the requirements of our client. If you have not heard from us within the next ten days, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Walker Hamill has been a specialist finance and strategy recruiter for over 30 years. We have an extensive client group, including major multinational listed organisations, private equity backed businesses and privately owned companies. We recruit across all sectors and have particularly strong client relationships in media, retail, pharma/biotech, technology, property/real estate, leisure and business services. Headquartered in London, we have additional offices in continental Europe. For more information, please see

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