International Controller

29 Aug 2019
22 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Investigo are urgently seeking an immediately available International Financial Controller for a well know business based in South Bedfordshire. This is an interim position initially for a period of 6m with a strong likelihood of extension.

This is a key role a key role in the finance team who will be responsible for the accurate reporting of all the company's International operations. There will be substantial opportunity for growth and development in role and the successful candidate should have the gravitas and potential to meet these challenges.

Specific areas of responsibility will include:
  • Responsible for the completion of the entire month end control and reporting process. This includes the timely and accurate delivery of a suite of management reports encompassing all aspects of a rapidly growing, multi channel and global business providing focus and control over risk areas. This also involves receiving results from all international entities and reviewing these for accuracy challenging and comparing to budgets and forecasts. The incumbent would also be responsible for providing commercial rationale on material variations.
  • Explicit responsibility for the financial integrity of all for the company's international businesses intoPLC accounts to include:
    • Six subsidiaries (Poland, Latvia, France, SAS, Shanghai and Singapore)
    • one joint venture businesses (Beijing )
    • franchisee arrangements across 29+ countries

Key duties include:
  • Ensure that accurate and timely management information is provided to the business together with appropriate action-focused commentary.
  • Needs to be a business partner and controller to the subsidiary/ joint venture FDs and FCs
  • Work very closely with the International FDs in a divisional Finance Controller capacity and provide insight into month end results as well as commercial aspects of reporting.
  • Actively assist the Central FP&A team to finalise the budgets and forecasts for China and other parts of the international business.
  • Acting as a Controller for all international Equity and JV businesses in order to ensure that Financial control and framework (FCF) is implemented and followed in each of these finance functions.
  • Owning the FCF for India and MENA businesses and contributing significantly to Other UK FCFs e.g. International franchise and individual country FCFs as and when needed.
  • Ensure that International finance teams provide robust balance sheet reconciliations on a monthly basis. Full understanding of the various components of each divisional Balance Sheet and P&L. Challenge the teams on BS reconciliations and ensure integrity of accounting.
  • Performing/Reviewing Balance Sheet reconciliation for UK based International entities.
  • Provide detailed technical expertise on IFRS and other complicated accounting issues to the international FDs and their teams as well as to UK Finance and Enterprise teams as and when needed.
  • Apart from reporting numbers to the International FD and UK FD, also ensure that they are appraised on the commercial rationale behind the numbers.
  • Full responsibility for liaising with External and internal auditors on year end and half year results for the whole International division at UK level.
  • Two direct reports, but with the potential to grow in the role as the workload and resourcing needs rapidly increase in line with the growth of the business.

To Apply:
  • Qualified accountant (ACMA, ACCA, ACA) with at least 5 years PQE in Industry.
  • Strong technical knowledge of IFRS and accounting standards.
  • Strong analytical skills and experience of cross function working.
  • In depth knowledge and experience of internal controls and processes

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