Group Financial Controller

Michael Page Finance
St Albans
£65000 per annum
05 Oct 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The interim Group Financial Controller will join the business for approximately six months in order to implement a new finance structure and drive and enhance performance efficiency's.

Client Details

Our client is a global organisation within the Housing and Charity sector.


The main responsibilities of interim Group Financial Controller include:

  • To work closely with the Finance Director to deliver the divisional objectives
  • Assisting the development of forecasting models to support the organisational strategy and decision making processes
  • Manage the control of assets such as fixed assets, inventory, cash and debtors
  • Work with the divisional and central finance teams to ensure standardisation of key controls, accounting practices and processes
  • To work with the Finance Director to design and implement a new finance structure
  • Preparing and publishing timely, monthly and annual financial statements
  • Leading on the completion of yearly and monthly financial processes such as annual management accounts
  • Coordinating and preparing regulatory reports
  • Prepare monthly management accounts at group, division and project level and budgets for TAS including commentary and full year forecast
  • Monitor capital expenditure against budget/authorised amount, ensuring that capitalised balances are in agreement with the fixed asset register
  • Prepare financial viability statements (FV5) for submission to the Housing Corporation
  • Prepare VAT returns for TAS
  • Account for merging societies by obtaining cessation accounts, property valuations, closing "old" bank accounts and liquidating investment portfolios
  • To be the administrator for the QLx and MMS computerised accounting system
  • Work closely with the Executive team and other senior management teams
  • Liaise and help manage the external and internal audit work
  • Management of a team, so that objectives are achieved in a timely and cost-effective manner


The successful candidate will have the following key attributes:
  • Qualified ACA/CIMA/ACCA
  • Experience of the finance issues relating to the housing and care sector
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills
  • Experience of Housing Corporation requirements
  • Multi-site management experience
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills

Job Offer

Salary negotiable