Divisional Financial Controller - Europe

Job Title: Divisional Financial Controller - Europe
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Start Date: 01/06/2020
Reference: 14095204/001_1588611122
Contact Name: Sally Wilson
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 04, 2020 17:52

Job Description

As a Divisional Financial Controller - Europe you will take responsibility for the statutory accounts requirements for several jurisdictions. As the right hand to the Finance Director you will manage & co-ordinate monthly forecasting and annual budgeting for reviews for each area and report to the board.

Client Details

Our client, a global education and training company based near Haywards Heath on the mainline Brighton- London train line is looking for a Divisional Financial Controller- Europe to take control of several European businesses.


Reporting to the Finance Director and leading a small team based at head office and across Europe your primary focus as Divisional Financial Controller - Europe will be responsibility for the quality of the regional revenue forecast and associated analyses of each jurisdiction under your management. You will provide expert support to the regional sales team for business development opportunities, and bringing commonality across the region for revenue management, sales strategy and contracts.

You will also have responsibility for the production statutory accounts including annual accounts and Tax returns for each region.

Each month you will ensure timely completion of monthly reporting including all corporate requirements as well as monthly and annual forecasting.

As a senior leader within the Finance team of this global education and training providor you will also be involved in a number of key continuous programmes and be expected to bring new ideas for process improvement to the table and support their organisation wide implementation.

As a leader of a small team you will ensure that each team member understands their roles and responsibilities and support in their development to ensure tasks are completed in a timely manner. This will include travel to European countries where teams are based to build relationships once it is safe to do so.


The successful individual will be a fully qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA) with 5-10 years PQE experience.

They will have strong technical skills and knowledge of IFRS

A proven leader of people with exceptional verbal and written communication skills

Knowledge of a European language is desirable but not essential

They will have a natural affinity to process improvement and be able to demonstrate where they have helped an organisation improve previously.

Experience of working for large corporate organisations, ideally with teams based across Europe/ globally

Based near Haywards Heath but happy to travel to build realtionships once its safe to do so

Job Offer

An incredible opportunity to join a globally listed Education and Training business as their Divisional Financial Controller - Europe

Market leading salary paying up to £80,000 per annum and a number of other benefits