Group Financial Controller

Group Financial Controller

Job Title: Group Financial Controller
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Central London
Salary: £60,000 - £75,000
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 6585 -1
Contact Name: JJ Higgins
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 23, 2019 12:33

Job Description

Group Financial Controller

Are you looking for an opportunity to manage an ambitious & hard-working finance team whilst yourself receiving mentorship from a highly impressive & intelligent CFO? Would you like to work within a global organisation who are set to continue their extraordinary growth?

In this Group Financial Controller role, you will be working alongside an exceptional CFO who is a highly educated chartered accountant. Having cut their teeth at one of the Big Four firms, they are keen to support the development of the Group Financial Controller, through hands-on mentorship involving a high expectation but personable management style. Part of this development is a clear progression path to Finance Director as the business expands, with a longer-term plan to step into the CFO’s role.

The organisation has tripled in headcount in the past 4 years and now has over 250 heads globally. This growth is set to continue, and the Group Financial Controller role will play an integral part in this.

The Group Financial Controller will be joining a business that truly values its employees and cultivates a friendly and inclusive culture, with a ‘one team’ culture that sees the finance team included on all incentives, including trips abroad.

The Group Financial Controller will be responsible for controlling finance and accounting for the four group entities across the globe. This will involve working especially closely with the finance team in the company’s flagship operation, located in Europe. Duties include both technical and commercial responsibilities, such as:

  • Working with the CFO on budgeting and forecasting
  • Business partnering with group directors
  • Supporting the CEO in strategic projects such as expansion into new markets
  • Deputising for the CFO when required
  • Managing a team of 8 (with 3 direct reports)
  • Consolidating of international group accounts
  • KPI analysis
  • Managing cashflow

The successful candidate for the Group Financial Controller role will be:

  • A qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA)
  • Experienced in managing people
  • Experienced in working internationally
  • Experienced in the professional service sector

Our client strongly prefers candidates who are ambitious and can demonstrate this with a CV that reflects a rising career trajectory. Those with strong social skills and the ability to communicate well will be viewed preferentially.

Such an excellent opportunity for career progression does not arise very often, therefore candidates with the right credentials are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

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