Financial Controller

Randstad Financial and Professional
11 Jan 2018
16 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
We are working exclusively on a fantastic opportunity to join a highly profitable and growing large UK PLC to provide maternity cover to the Financial Controller. The successful applicant will join this organisation at an exciting time as with growth in recent years they are continuing to expand the Finance team to ensure this continues for many years to come.

A challenging and high profile role leading the central costs finance function to deliver timely, accurate and high quality financial information (forecast and actual) to the business units and wider finance organisation.
You will give key support to the business teams and Group Finance to aid decision making while providing advice, influence and challenge on the decisions that drive the group's strategic vision.

This role will suit a high calibre individual with the ambition and determination to help drive the long-term growth of this leading organisation. The individual will flourish in a working environment which provides the ideal setting to develop personally and professionally.

Key responsibilities of the Financial Controller job will include:
-Business partnering with the Heads of Departments in month end review processes, ensuring they have a deep understanding of their cost base, whilst challenging forecasts.
-Managing the demands of multiple stakeholders, including the CFO, Group FC and divisional finance directors.
-Managing and developing a team of 7
-Proven ability to leverage strong management/accounting skills and relationships with departmental heads to deliver meaningful cost reduction.
-Working effectively with the new finance shared service centre and the team to deliver timely, accurate management accounts and analysis, whilst managing projects to transition additional processes into FSSC.
-Ensure balance sheet control - costs are recharged on a timely basis and all balance sheet captions are understood and reconciled monthly.
-Assist the wider Group Finance team in delivering analysis required for the production of the Group's Annual Report and Accounts

The ideal Financial Controller will possess the following attributes/skills:
-Degree Calibre ACA/CIMA/ACCA Qualified
-Energetic, positive/can do and sense of humour with the drive and ambition to succeed and drive change.
-Capable of working effectively under pressure, managing multiple priorities.
-Sufficient years working knowledge of group accounting preferably from within a listed business.
-Excellent analytical and excel skills
-Possess excellent interpersonal skills and an aptitude for building relationships across all levels of an organisation and challenge business managers beyond finance on their assumptions.
-Previous team management experience

This is an excellent opportunity for a technically strong qualified accountant to join a well regarded and well known brand.

If you are interested in the role of Financial Controller please do not hesitate to apply today.

Randstad Financial & Professional encourage applications from individuals of all ages & backgrounds. Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Randstad Financial & Professional acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment & an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003