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Group Financial Controls and Risk Manager

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Group Financial Controls and Risk Manager



Full-Time; 37.5 hours per week

About the Role

The position will be responsible for the financial risks and controls across the Group, as well as assessing the risk levels across the Group and rolling out suitable Group controls and policies.

The role reports to the Group Financial Controller and sits within the Group Finance function.

The role will have extensive interaction with the CFO, the Board and the Audit Committee - the successful candidate will be comfortable interacting with and presenting to the Board of a sizeable plc. The role will have significant autonomy and will be expected to be self-motivated. This role will gain exposure to the whole of the Group and gain a good understanding of the business.

  • Working with the CFO, Group Financial Controller and Internal Audit, compile the Group Accounting Policy and Procedures Manual.
  • Develop and embed relevant Financial Governance, Risk and Compliance capabilities into Gamma, ensuring consistency across the Group.
  • To harmonise key controls within the Group's business units. This will require an understanding of the current state and future requirements.
  • Work with the business units to identify and document key processes, risks and controls.
  • Conduct gap assessments and identify areas for remediation and make recommendations on how to improve controls.
  • Design a financial Risk Matrix defining the current state and mapping out a prioritised action plan for risk mitigation.
  • Developing Group/ Local Policies and recommending changes where appropriate.
  • To understand and implement the requirements of the proposed UK corporate Governance reform with regards to changes in the internal control environment.
  • Working with Operating Company Finance teams to establish how recommendations from internal audit can be implemented to ensure compliance with governance without affecting the entrepreneurial nature of the business.
  • Work with the Group Risk Director to ensure consistency of approach and documentation with the wider risk approach.
  • Develop a process for ensuring subsidiary compliance with Group Policies including self-certification and independent testing.
  • To work as part of the Group Finance Team providing support on the consolidation, year-end annual report and external reporting and providing cover for the Group Accountants.
  • Preparation of ad-hoc financial analysis and support for Group Finance Team projects.

The role will require UK and European travel once current restrictions allow.

About You

  • You will ideally be qualified to degree level alongside a recognised accounting qualification such as ACA or ACCA.
  • Strong experience of assessing the effectiveness and efficiency of business processes and controls including process mapping and risks and controls matrices.
  • Experience in facilitating the capture of both current and future state business processes.
  • The confidence to challenge the status quo and desire for continuous improvement.
  • Prior Practice Audit or Internal Audit function experience.
  • Excellent planning and organisation skills with the ability to prioritise own workload, multitask and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to engage effectively with senior stakeholders.
  • Good report writing and presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of the proposed UK corporate Governance reform.
  • Experience and understanding of SOX compliance would be helpful.
  • Dutch, French, Spanish or German would be helpful but not essential as the Business Language of the Group is English.

About Gamma

Gamma is a large AIM-listed leading technology-based provider of communication services to the business market in Western Europe.

The Group has an enviable track record of achieving consistent organic growth, based on its outstanding customer service, excellent network availability and resilience, innovative services and consistent market strategy.

The Group was historically focused on providing services to the UK business market, however in 2018 in made its first international acquisition as part of a broader strategy to build a stronger continental European presence and now has subsidiaries in the Netherlands, Spain, Germany, Hungary, Poland Morocco. In the year ended 31 December 2020 the Group reported revenue of £393.8m (2019: £328.9m)

There are many good reasons to join Gamma. You'll find we work in a relaxed environment with an emphasis on delivering the highest quality in everything we do.

We strive to make decisions based on individual merit and ability. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and promote equality of opportunity in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.
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