Group Financial Controller

17 Nov 2017
15 Dec 2017
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
To effectively manage the internal and external financial reporting activities for the Group ensuring robust controls are in place and the Group remains fully compliant.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

General/Management of Finance:
- Motivate manage and inspire an international finance team;
- Ensure robust financial controls are in place to effectively manage financial performance including budgets and forecasts, revenue and margin and reporting by product range, brand and cost centre;
- Drive continuous improvement across group-wide finance systems;

Monthly/Annual Reporting:
- Management of the month-end financial reporting process to ensure management accounts are produced in a timely manner and all financial reporting deadlines are met;
- Production of Group consolidated financial statements including the detailed monthly management accounts and associated financial reports for each Group company, illustrating relevant and incisive commentary on the financial performance against budget and forecast highlighting key operational drivers of performance and variances to budget/forecast;
- Prepare monthly reconciliations of key balance sheet accounts and review monthly cash forecasts setting out key assumptions, sensitivities and commentary on variances to previous forecasts;
- Responsibility for compiling and submitting annual budgets and ad-hoc forecasts to strict deadlines;

3rd Party relationships:
- Oversee the annual external audit process ensuring accurate and timely provision of information to the Company's auditors and tax advisors, including full responsibility for the compilation of internal and Statutory year-end Financial Statements to meet internal and external reporting timeframes;
- Work with external providers of legal, accounting, audit and other professional advice, especially to ensure the compliance and filing of Statutory Financial Statements to Companies House and corporate tax returns to HMRC;
- Maintain Banking relationships by operating within agreed Bank Facility Limits and ensure the business complies with banking/investor covenants;
- Responsible for Group-wide Insurance policies across all regions. To assess and mitigate commercial and insurance risks and to be the key point of contact with the brokers.

Education / Skills / Knowledge / Experience
- Qualified Chartered (ACA) or Certified (ACCA) Accountant;
- A professional with post-qualification experience in a similar role;
- Excellent Accounting Technical skills with experience of Sage / X3 an advantage.
- Excellent written, verbal and presentation-based communications skills;
- Demonstrable leadership skills;
- Superior computer skills (Microsoft Office and mainframe business systems);
- Excellent analytical, forecasting and budgeting skills;
- Experience of successfully managing multiple projects in a fast-paced, dynamic environment;
- A full clean driving licence

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