Group Financial Controller

Job title: Group Financial Controller
Salary: £70,000 - £90,000
Contact Name: Tom Garratt
Job Published: 25 days ago

Job Description:

Our client is a growing, private equity backed professional services firm who are looking to add a commercially minded accounting professional as their Financial Controller.

Reporting to the CFO, you will be responsible for financial reporting, cash-flow management, budgeting & forecasting, and managing the annual statutory account filings and audit process.

This role will be suited ideally to someone coming from a practice background with at least 2-3 years’ experience working in a service based industry. Due to the technical nature of this role, the ACA qualification is also preferred.

Given the entrepreneurial leadership team within the business they will be looking for a strong communicator who can manage upwards with internal and external stakeholders.

Key responsibilities will include:

         Preparing Statutory accounts & report filings on an annual basis

         Assist with P&L, Balance Sheet, Cash flow and budget analysis

         Continuous improvement of internal processes and accounting policies to ensure efficiency

         Work closely with the senior management team to drive strategy and offer sound financial advice

         Produce a comprehensive management pack alongside the CFO to provide accurate financial information

         Oversight of KPI reporting to generate meaningful MI for the monthly management meetings

         Review of annual budgeting process for the business

         Management of company cash flow across the business

         Preparation of statutory accounts to the highest degree of accuracy

         Manage relationships with auditors and be a key point of contact for them

         Involvement in M&A and investment opportunities the business looks to take on alongside the CFO

Requirements:

         Qualified Accountant (ACA or ACCA) with a strong academic background

         Strong interpersonal skills & an ability to communicate well with senior management

         Experience of audit & group consolidations

         Experience in a top 20 practice is desirable but not essential

         Driven and hard working

         Strong excel skills