Financial Controller

£80000 - £87000/annum Bonus
20 May 2017
19 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Group Financial Controller - Corporate & Private Client Solutions

London (central)

Up to £87K + bonus (dependent on experience)

Rare & exciting opportunity for a commercially minded Finance Manager / Controller to join this fast-paced, evolving Plc.

About Capita | Asset Services

We are the UK's leading provider of business process management and integrated professional support service solutions, with 68,000 staff across the UK, Europe, South Africa and India.

Capita Asset Services is a trading name of companies which offer a range of services, principally corporate solutions, treasury solutions, debt solutions, shareholder solutions, fund solutions and private client solutions

Corporate & Private Client Solutions - provides professional services to Corporate & Private clients. Services include statutory accounting, providing directors and governance for legal entities within Europe, Trust and Funds management, Shareholder & Company Secretarial services.

Job Summary

The purpose of the role is to work with the local finance teams to provide financial control, analysis and reporting across the C&PCS businesses. The role requires extensive interaction with senior finance staff and management within each location, in order to produce accurate and relevant financial information on a timely basis to the C&PCS FD, CEO and Divisional management and Group Finance teams.

Duties and responsibilities


Commercial support to a number of companies across Europe to work with the local management to driver forward business performance

Number 2 role in finance within CPCS as the key finance support role to the CEO and FD

Manage the production of monthly management reports, including accounts, KPIs and sales order pipeline.

Production of accurate and complete P&Ls, working capital and cash forecasts on a rolling basis, and analyse and communicate any material variances to C&PCS FD and CEO on a timely basis

Work with local finance teams to ensure all balance sheets are reconciled monthly and all queries resolved.

Coordinate the completion and submission of all Group and Divisional Finance ad hoc requests

Coordinate the planning and production of the annual business plan (Budget).

Work with the Business Development Director to ensure that the sales pipeline reporting is accurate.

Support the local businesses in reducing costs, minimising working capital, and maximising revenue, through appropriate modelling and analysis and process improvements.

Manage the annual pay-rise process.

Ensure that the local C&PCS businesses implement and adhere to Accounting Standards and Group policies.

Liaise with external auditors and advisors as required

Work with the local finance teams and Group tax to ensure that the businesses are tax compliant.

Ensure Intercompany Trading is managed and intercompany liabilities settled.

Provide support for ad hoc projects; e.g. addressing loss making clients, client segmentation.

Support and develop staff within your team

Ensure that own skills and knowledge are continually updated

Act as number 2 to FD for C&PCS

Job Holder Requirements


Experience of working in a high volume outsourced environment or professional services organisation

Ability to work in a fast paced environment with multiple competing deadlines

Good systems knowledge of a leading accounting system (SAP desirable)

Advanced excel skills, with the ability to analyse data.

Able to work pro-actively on own initiative with minimal supervision

Strong communication skills, both verbal and written with experience in working with people of all levels across an organisation across a variety of countries

Experience as a line manager

Willingness to travel (up to 20%)


Experience of multi-currency accounting

What's in it for you?

At Capita, training and development aren't optional extras: they're how we do our job. We will motivate you to perform at your peak, recognising your achievements and rewarding them appropriately. As well as a generous basic salary we also give you 23 day's holiday, company pension scheme and access to voluntary benefit options including; child care vouchers, share save scheme, life assurance, holiday buy and many more designed to suit your own personal lifestyle.

What we hope you will do next

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