Group Financial Controller

Group Financial Controller

Job Title: Group Financial Controller
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £60,000 - £75,000
Reference: 6601
Contact Name: Molly Hogan
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 10, 2019 11:54

Job Description

A 100-person Executive Search firm is seeking a Group Financial Controller to join their growing and impressive team in an exciting period of international growth in the business.

The Company

  • A 110-employee Executive Search firm that specialises in placing C-suite level candidates.
    • Their fees are between £50k-£500k.
  • The company is headquartered in London, with offices also in San Francisco, Berlin and Hong Kong. 
    • They have so far expanded on an amalgamation of M&A and organic growth. 
    • Expanding further internationally, with plans to open up more offices across Europe and the US. 
  • The business is currently in an impressive growth trajectory, having grown from 70 employees to 100 this year and forecast to hit 150 in headcount next year. 
  • They’ve experienced great organic growth but are also looking at a number of options in M&A activity.
  • The long-term vision is eventually to get investment from a PE-house in 5-10 years, but currently, all of their investment stems from their own funs (they’re in an incredibly positive, cash-rich position).
  • We have a great relationship with the business, having placed the CFO, MD, Head of IT and incumbent Group Financial Controller.
  • The company has a really social culture, with quarterly company events and socials. There’s a heavy emphasis on looking after people and charitable work. 

The Role

The Group Financial Controller is responsible for the day-to-day financial operations of the finance function, comprising of a Senior Management Accountant and an Assistant Accountant. The role also includes a commercial aspect, with the Group Financial Controller supporting the Group CFO develop global strategy.

  • Preparation and review of monthly group management accounts across the group.
  • Board reporting, including commentary, variance analysis, KPIs, trend analysis.
  • Implementing and improving group financial controls and processes. 
  • Management of cash flow, treasury and working capital. 
  • Managing relationships with banks on a global scale and the ID faciltiy.  
  • Oversight of payroll and commission calculations. 
  • Responsible for the production of statutory accounts and year end audit. 
  • Supporting the CFO in group budgeting and forecasting process. 
  • Business partner with the senior management team to deliver business financial objectives.
  • Support of CFO on various strategic projects, including international expansion.
  • A hands-on aspect to the role, assisting the team in credit control and transaction finance. 
  • ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified.
  • Professional services sector experience. 
  • People management experience (at least a team of 1+)