Group Financial Controller - Professional Services

Recruiter
Cobalt Recruitment.
Location
London, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
07 Sep 2019
Closes
02 Oct 2019
Ref
1254176992
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Group Financial Controller

Up to £75,000 + Benefits + Bonus

London

A leading Global Professional Services Company is seeking a Group Financial Controller to oversee the operation of the global finance function, comprising teams across the UK, Europe, and worldwide. The successful hire will also business partner with key decision-makers to drive forward financial objectives.

It is essential that the day-to-day operations are executed flawlessly, affording the finance function the credibility and authority to shape the agenda and direction of the business. Processes are ever-evolving; it is essential that the Group FC is curious, open-minded, and able to effect change whilst keeping multiple stakeholders aligned. Given the ever-evolving nature of finance, the company is undergoing an exciting period of development. The Group FC needs to be a catalyst to accelerate that change and will be key in setting and achieving the financial strategy.

Key Responsibilities include:

Reporting

· Preparation and review of quality and insightful monthly consolidated group management accounts, overseeing work of the teams in London and Europe

· Review of team and office level P&Ls

· Board reporting, including commentary, variance analysis, KPIs, trend analysis

Controlling

· Design and maintenance of appropriate financial controls to ensure compliance with the Group delegations of authority framework and budget

· Cash flow forecasting at entity and group level

· Working capital management and balance sheet maintenance, including overseeing accounts receivable and accounts payable teams globally

· Managing global banking relationships as first point of contact

· Review payroll and bonus calculations and management of third-party outsourced providers

Compliance & Statutory

· Responsible for all Group and subsidiary audits

· Preparation of Group consolidation

· Responsible for international transfer pricing

· Responsible for corporation tax filings in UK and Europe (working with external advisors)

· Oversee preparation of quarterly VAT/GST returns and filing globally

· Oversee payroll filing compliance of third-party outsourced payroll providers and internally, including UK PSA settlement

Commercial

· Supporting the CFO in annual budget and annual reforecast process

· Business partner with senior business leaders to deliver business financial objectives

· Design and preparation of commercial analysis to support business strategic objectives

· Management and oversight of all compensation and incentive schemes, including scheme design

· Supporting CFO on strategic projects, including overseas expansion, financing and new product development

The successful hire will meet the following requirements:

· Qualified Accountant (ACCA/ ACA/ CA/ CIMA)

· Extensive team management experience

· Group consolidation experience

· Multi-currency/ multi-jurisdiction exposure

· System integration and business transformation experience (desirable)

· External finance experience (desirable)

Apply at your earliest convenience, or get in touch with Chris Raymond at Cobalt Recruitment.

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