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Senior Financial Controller / European Controller

Hays Senior Finance
Bradford, England, West Yorkshire
GBP65000.0 - GBP75000.0 per annum + Up to £75,000
Closing date
9 May 2024

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Manufacturing and engineering
Salary band
£60,000 - £70,000, £70,000 - £80,000
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working
Hybrid - mostly office

Job Details

We have an outstanding opportunity for a European Financial Controller / Senior Financial Controller to join the team in West Yorkshire. If you thrive in a fast-paced, multi-regional environment and have a knack for driving efficiency and compliance, read on!

Our client is a leading European organisation with a strong global presence. Their commitment to excellence and innovation drives their success. As a senior member of the finance team, you'll play a pivotal role in shaping our financial landscape and ensuring seamless operations across multiple entities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Team Leadership: Manage a talented finance team, including financial accountants and assistant financial accountants. Your coaching and career development skills will be crucial in nurturing their growth.
  • Financial Accounting: Take charge of financial accounting for our European entities. Approve journals, review balance sheet reconciliations, and ensure month-end processes run smoothly.
  • Auditor Relations: Be the main point of contact for auditors (statutory, group, internal, SOX, and bank). Your expertise will ensure compliance and positive audit outcomes.
  • Technical Support: Provide technical accounting guidance to your team and local businesses.
  • SOX Compliance: Uphold the highest standards of SOX compliance in all processes and procedures.

Your Task:

  • Efficiency Champion: Identify opportunities for process improvement and drive efficiency gains.
  • Strategic Input: Contribute to the strategic planning of our department.
  • Ad-Hoc Projects: Dive into exciting projects as needed.

Qualifications & Skills:

  • CIMA/ACCA/ACA Qualified: Your accounting qualifications are essential.
  • Leadership Experience: Proven success in managing teams within a fast-paced, multi-regional environment.
  • SAP Proficiency: Advantageous but not mandatory.
  • Financial Acumen: Strong background in financial accounting.

Success Measures:

  • Timely Reporting: Ensure accurate month-end reporting for all entities.
  • Statutory Compliance: File statutory accounts within group deadlines without audit issues.
  • SOX Excellence: Maintain impeccable SOX compliance and earn positive feedback from Internal Audit and Controllership teams.
  • Process Improvements: Showcase your ability to enhance efficiency, effectiveness, and compliance.
  • Effective Stakeholder Engagement: FP&A Lead, EMEA Controllership, AP Managers

Why Join Us?

  • Competitive salary up to £75k.
  • Hybrid & flexible working
  • Be part of a collaborative and forward-thinking team.

If you're ready to make an impact and elevate your career, apply now! Send your CV and a brief cover letter highlighting your relevant experience. We look forward to discussing this further!

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At Hays we invest in lifelong partnerships that empower people and businesses to succeed. With over 50 years’ success under our belts and a workforce of 10,000+ people across 32 countries, we’ve evolved to put our customers at the heart of everything we do.

From CFO to Newly Qualified, we work with talented finance professionals and match them with organisations where they can achieve a lasting impact.

So much more than specialist recruiters in accounting and finance, what really sets us apart is our knowledge through scale, deep understanding and our ability to meaningfully innovate for our customers. All our consultants have strong relationships across the industry and the support of our extensive global network. That’s why organisations of all types and sizes – from international blue chips to SMEs – trust us to find the people who can help transform their business.

So, whether you want something local or international, permanent, or interim, we have the breadth of coverage and the depth of understanding to help you find it.

We have specialist recruitment teams in the following areas:

  • Corporate Governance
  • Credit Control
  • Part-Qualified Accountant
  • Payroll
  • Public Practice Accounting
  • Public Services Accounting
  • Senior Finance – Qualified
  • Support, Ledgers & Bookkeeping
  • Tax & Treasury

You can rely on us to deliver today and help you plan for tomorrow


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