Group Finance Controller

Sellick Partnership
16 May 2018
15 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Interim Group Finance Controller required to join a well-established Local Authority organisation based within the AGMA region.

This is a fantastic, newly created opportunity. You will be responsible for all aspects of financial control, reporting analysis for a group of smaller organisations owned by the Local Authority.

The role is initially for 6 months and paying 300-400 per day.

As the Group Financial Controller you will be responsible for:

Accounting and Reporting

  • Monthly reporting of capital expenditure.
  • Consolidation of the group accounts.
  • Prepare monthly management accounts, including results analysis and commentary, and recommendations for actions to be taken.
  • Establish processes and controls; with a particular focus on establishing systems during the company ownership transition period.
  • Produce year-end accounts for the Local Authority's group consolidation.
  • Business partnering with Senior non-finance and finance staff
  • Prepare year-end statutory accounts for the Local Authority's companies.
  • Manage the year-end audit process.
  • Production of technical accounting papers to support significant/unusual transactions.

Financial Planning and Analysis

  • Preparation of annual budget and updated forecasts.
  • Provide support in preparing capital investment proposals and subsequent post-mortem analysis of executed projects.
  • Identify opportunities and developing business cases for improved Local Authority and company financial performance.
  • Enabling the commercial analysis and review of the services provided via the sub contracts.
  • Ad hoc analysis projects (e.g. preparation of financial models to support various commercial/financing activities).

Banking and Treasury

  • Authorisation of company supplier/significant other cash payments
  • Prepare cash flow forecasts. Compare actuals v forecast and seek to improve the management of working capital and cash.

The Person:

  • Be CCAB Qualified Accountant with at least 2 years post-qualified experience
  • Have a proven track record of delivery in a business in a commercial setting
  • Have experience in stakeholder engagement and communication in a transformational environment
  • Have experience of assisting in business planning to deliver continuous service improvement
  • Have a strong proven track record of interpreting corporate aims into financial and commercial plans
  • Have experience preparing financial budgets and forecasts
  • Have experience in the use of general ledger system
  • Be a strong verbal and written communication
  • Strong Microsoft skills

Sellick Partnership is a market-leading professional services recruitment specialist operating across the UK. Over the years we have built up an enviable relationship with employers and our expert team of consultant boast up-to-date market knowledge and a strong reputation making Sellick Partnership best placed to help you.

Please note our advertisements use years' experience and salary levels purely as a guide. We are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role.

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