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UK Financial Controller

Ignata Finance Group
Closing date
15 Sep 2021

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We are delighted to be working exclusively with a global services & technology business that works with a range of international customers. The company has £multi-billion revenues, offers multiple product & service lines and is a market leader in the UK and Europe.

Due to continuing growth, we are looking for an experienced Financial Controller to join a large division of the business and help drive change, process & systems improvement. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced FC to lead a team and help integrate several business units to simplify processes and facilitate growth. The successful candidate will work closely with the Divisional Finance Director and a number of other teams throughout the business.


  • Day-to-day management and leadership of the divisional finance team, which includes qualified and part-qualified accountants
  • Manage the integration of several business units by identifying & driving best-practice processes and providing leadership and technical support during the process
  • Oversee all elements of financial accounting & reporting (UK & US GAAP) as well as divisional AP/AR/Payroll, Tax & Treasury matters
  • Act as divisional lead for a number of change-focused initiatives, providing support and guidance to team members and the divisional leadership team
  • Regular involvement in change-related projects, particularly in relation to systems, controls and processes on a regular basis as the division continues to grow

Qualifications & Skills

We're looking for a candidate who thrives when working in a fast-paced environment, with a focus on change and process improvement. Strong technical finance/financial reporting skills are a must, as is the ability to lead by example and influence peers and non-finance colleagues across the business. Other skills & attributes we are looking for are:

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA)
  • Proven experience of acting as a Financial Controller in a divisional or multi-national business environment
  • Demonstrable track record of driving change and systems/process improvement as a team leader
  • Experience of US GAAP/SOX-related reporting would be highly beneficial
  • Delivery-focused and keen to make the step into a Finance Director role in the next 2-3 years
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