Group Financial Controller

Nova Search
London, South East England
16 Jun 2017
16 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

To work closely with the Head of Finance to manage the Financial Reporting, Treasury, Tax, and Financial Operations (Insurance Accounts and Accounts Payable); ensuring efficient and effective day-to-day operational and financial management.

Main Responsibilities

Financial Reporting

• The production of the monthly management accounts, cash flow and balance sheets.

• Involvement in forecasting and budgeting Group profit & loss, cash flow and balance sheets.

• The financial year-end process including the preparation of financial statements for the Group and its subsidiaries.

• Assist in running the annual external Group Audit process and help ensure that recommended improvements and actions are implemented in a timely manner.

• Responsible for continuous improvement of Group Financial Controls

• Ensure all relevant FCA requirements are met.


• Managing the Company’s cash and net debt position.

• Monitor and report on banking covenant compliance.

• Continuous improvement of the Groups short term cash flow forecasting.


• Oversee the tax affairs of the Group and ensure tax is efficiently managed.

• Help to execute tax planning opportunities to minimise tax payable by the Group.

• Manage the group VAT registration and payment process

• Support the broader business in all tax related affairs.

Financial Operations

• Ensures timely payment of all invoices received by the Group, ensuring appropriate controls are in place and adhered to.

• Continuous improvement of all Financial Operations processes.

• Continual reporting and escalation of process to the business in order to ensure compliance with finance policies Knowledge & Experience Required

• Qualified Accountant with 5+ years Post Qualification Experience, trained within a large audit firm and possesses excellent technical skills, with a strong understanding of the insurance industry.

• Previous experience of financial control work.

• Significant experience operating at a senior level, including Board exposure.

• Experience building, leading and managing a team, delivering high standards of performance.

• The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to a wide range of stakeholders.

Personal Skills

• Enthusiastic and positive attitude

• Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure

• Good communication skills

• Good people skills with the ability to engage with different departments

• Ability to nurture and develop a finance team.

Nova Search & Selection are acting as an employment agency in respect of this vacancy.