Group Financial Controller

Global Accounting Network
London (Central)
10 Mar 2018
14 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

We are recruiting for a luxury manufacturing/retail brand that are looking for a strong Group Financial Controller, paying £70,000-80,000 + Bens. The ideal candidate must be from a manufacturing or retail background only. This is a role for someone who doesnt mind rolling their sleeves up in VC backed environment. The company has gone through a change of management and is now looking to build a best in class finance function based in London

Responsibilities will include:

  • Day-to-day leadership and coordination of accounting team
  • Set up and lead accounting processes and controls, including:

o Month-end accounts closure

o Intercompany invoicing & reconciliation

o Balance sheet reconciliations

o Oversee group-wide reporting and forecasting

o Cost centres & GL codes

o Cash forecasting and reporting

o Monthly / quarterly / annual accounting calendar

  • Training staff
  • Lead the documentation and training of accounting processes
  • Automate processes and reporting where possible
  • Financial and management accounting for group, and for UK and US legal entities
  • Tax compliance for UK company including VAT, direct and indirect tax returns
  • Lead work with auditors on group accounts and UK and US legal entity accounts
  • Work with external auditors, tax advisers & company secretaries for the production of statutory accounts for the UK and US legal entities and the group consolidated accounts
  • Develop accounting policies
  • Support CFO with accounting and tax advice
  • Lead finance system improvement and be finance representative in relevant system projects

The ideal candidate will have the following background

  • Strong ACA/CIMA/ACCA who has come up the financial accounting route and is now in a Senior Controller/Head of Finance position
  • Must have managed a small team. This person will have a controller, a management accountant, a Credit Manager and an Accounts Payable team to manage
  • Advanced Excel, ideally with some modelling expertise
  • Exposure to managing both commercial and financial accounting
  • Experience setting up accounting processes, controls and policies and leading an accounting team
  • 5+ years working with ERP package
  • Industry experience:

o International group

o Manufacturing/Retail/FMCG business

o International intercompany trading & reconciliation

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