Fluent French Speaking Finance Controller - Hemel Hempstead

Centric People
Hemel Hempstead, UK
16 Aug 2019
13 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a finance controller looking for a new opportunity?

Are you fluent in English and French? (Italian desirable also)

Do you have?
  • Significant & demonstrable experience in Finance & Controlling role, preferably in an international environment?
  • Professional accounting qualification? (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent)
  • A good working knowledge of ERP systems such as SAP, Oracle or MS Dynamics?
  • Strong local GAAP & IFRS knowledge?

We are recruiting on behalf of our client who is looking for a finance controller to work in a brand new and exciting role within the business.
This role has specific responsibility for the EMEA entities in the following locations: -
  • France
  • Belgium
  • Italy
The Financial Controller is primarily responsible for maintaining the integrity of the accounting records of the Legal Entities, for which they have responsibility, in accordance with local GAAP and IFRS. The role holder supports the monthly and quarterly accounting closing process, ensures compliance with statutory requirements and works with local management to ensure that business processes and controls are established and followed.
The jobholder works closely with the Finance team and Global Shared Service Centre (GSSC) to ensure accurate accounting.
Duties will include the following:
  • Responsible for maintaining complete and accurate financial records for the trading of the L.E (s) activity in accordance with local GAAP and IFRS.

  • Responsible for the Legal Entity control environment

  • Communicating closely with regional finance lead and Country Business Leaders, ensuring timely, accurate and complete monthly reporting.

  • The role holder will ensure that monthly balance sheet reconciliations are reviewed on a timely basis.

  • Review of sales contracts and terms and conditions to ensure that revenue recognition criteria are met and reviewing purchase contracts/discussion with FD's to ensure that liabilities are properly accounted for.

  • Timely preparation of technical papers in respect of all significant one-off items

  • Timely preparation of statutory financial statements and all other statutory filings

  • Deal with matters raised by the statutory bodies in a timely and professional manner.

  • Represent financial interests to stakeholders e.g. government bodies, tax authorities, PR, CFO networking.

  • Participating or leading system, operational or process changes as required.

  • Acting as the interface for internal and external audits and driving simplification and continuous improvement of financial processes.
  • Working closely with the businesses on initiatives and advising on implications from a local GAAP and IFRS point of view. Support with adhoc requests and analysis as required.

  • Providing financial support in respect of major decisions affecting the organisation i.e. strategic initiatives including pension and worker's compensation issues, etc.

  • Assisting with customer financing in line with approved corporate models and ensuring that rebates (conditional and unconditional), coop, promotion and inventory protection are properly accounted for where appropriate

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