Financial controller - Europe

Job Title: Financial controller - Europe
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Crawley, West Sussex
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum
Start Date: 03/08/2020
Reference: 14099110/001_1592327794
Contact Name: Lisa Collins
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 16, 2020 18:16

Job Description

Leading and managing a team of 11 staff.

Responsible for the finance function across the UK and Europe.

Client Details

My client is a growing logistics business with multiple UK sites, as well various global locations. They are looking to expand to further countries and continue their expansion. They pride themselves on providing an excellent service and offering bespoke offerings.


The role requires a proven Financial Controller that has led large teams and enjoys change and transformation. The role will involve the following:

- Management of the European shared service centre

- Production of the European accounts

- Managing the internal controls and governance

- Manage the budgeting and forecasting processes for the region

- Year-end audit and annual statutory accounts

- Oversee taxation, payroll and insurance

- Weekly profit flash reports and other MI and board reports

- Business cases and acquisition support

- Business partnering with the operational leads in various sites

- Transformation and systems experience very beneficial

- Pricing and creation of KPI's


The successful candidate will be a strong people leader, have a proven technical background to ensure the accounts are produced with rigour and control. The other key element is ensuring the successful person has a great commercial bias and understands how to support wider business initiatives. Change exposure and systems implementations will be very sought after.

Job Offer

The successful candidate will secure a competitive salary, car allowance and discretionary bonus. This role has been advertised previously but was put on hold due to COVID, therefore if you do not hear back from your application please assume we have already discussed this role. Furthermore at the moment the volume of applicants is vast and speaking to absolutely everyone will be very challenging. I will do my very best to get back to as many as I can but really appreciate your patience.