Entity Controller

BSM Associates
London, South East England
10 Jun 2017
10 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Maintenance of financial data structures and month end reporting templates, including the maintenance of the global booking policies Monthly Financial Reporting including parent company reporting and ad hoc requirements.
  • Preparation of key financial data and business commentary, and presentation across senior groups within finance
  • Preparation of annual financial statements for specified entities
  • Assistance with preparation of group consolidation for monthly, quarterly and annual IFRS reporting to meet the requirements of stakeholders
  • Review of intercompany eliminations and support Accounting Control to resolve issues
  • Critical review and analysis of global subsidiary financial reporting to support group control function
  • Assist with development of group wide accounting policies and documentation
  • Support auditors as part of quarterly reviews and annual audit

Systems & Process Development

  • Assist with the standardisation and improvement of legal entity control processes for the principal UK trading entity globally to ensure consistency of reporting
  • Assist with production of relevant architecture and documentation to facilitate parent company reporting requirements using the SAP FC consolidation platform
  • Support reporting and control work streams within any Finance Change initiatives
  • Enhance general control environment though process development and improvement

Skills & Competencies

  • Strong understanding of IFRS accounting and reporting and core financial accounting control principles
  • Strong working knowledge of IFRS accounting for financial instruments (IAS 32 & 39) an advantage
  • Experience of preparing statutory financial information
  • Highly IT literate. MS Office (particularly Excel) to a high standard
  • Good analytical skills and the ability to be flexible regarding nature of work
  • Display high level of ownership and deliver tasks on time
  • Diligent and dependable, approaching work with an attention to detail
  • Ability to work on own initiative as well as being an effective member of a team
  • Ability to work effectively with all areas of the business and to communicate with non-finance colleagues and build effective relationships
  • Thrives in a high pressure environment with challenging deadlines
  • Ability to critically analyse current work methods and suggest and rapidly implement successful change
  • Strong desire to learn and develop yourself professionally and take a willingness to share expertise and develop others


  • Exposure to the accounting and/or controlling function in a large or medium sized multinational business, either in practice or industry.
  • Experience of working in an international organisation with an overseas parent company would be an advantage.
  • Russian speaker would be an advantage, but not essential


  • Degree level education
  • Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent)