Group Financial Controller

Job Title: Group Financial Controller
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Gloucestershire
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 3982397_1620990885
Contact Name: Andrew Piercy
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 14, 2021 12:15

Job Description

Hays Senior Finance are proudly representing Pennant International Group supporting with the recruitment of a Group Financial Controller to be based out of their Head Office in Staverton, Gloucestershire. Pennant International Group are a leading, worldwide provider of technology-based training solutions, ILS software and services to the Defence, Aerospace, and safety critical industries.

The Group exports its range of products and services (electrical and mechanical trainers, E-learning, Virtual Reality, Emulation, Interactive Technical Documentation, Media Services, Educational Pathways) around the world to train current and future generations of operators and maintainers.


Responsible for the financial controls and output of the finance function across the Group. Reporting to the Head of Finance with regards to all financial and accounting activities. Overseeing the Finance Team with day-to-day operations in all global locations.


  • Create the monthly management accounts pack and annual reports to identify results, trends, and financial forecasts
  • Manage cash flow by tracking transactions and regularly reviewing internal reports
  • Supervise and manage finance departmental staff, including the UK finance team and overseas finance resources as direct reports
  • Motivate and lead finance team members by clarifying roles and providing helpful feedback
  • Suggest updates and improvements for accounting systems, including Group systems, payroll and invoicing
  • Ensure that all financial transactions are properly recorded, filed, and reported
  • Establish and implement financial reporting systems to comply with global government regulations and legislation
  • Collaborate with audit teams to ensure proper compliance with all regulations
  • Develop budgets and financial plans for the Group based on accurate historical information to best forecast outcomes. Ensure modelling is dynamic and can be adapted as assumptions change
  • Support the development of the Integrated Business Plan (IBP) and the associated allocation of budgets to the Group
  • Review financial plans and budgets regularly to look for cost reduction opportunities
  • Examine all financial reports and data closely to check for discrepancies and rectify as necessary
  • Create systems to prevent errors in data collection and calculations
  • Report to the Head of Finance with timely and accurate financial information


  • Produce the monthly finance Board pack with accurate financial results
  • Oversight of the Group cashflow forecasting
  • Completion of the year end audit process working with external auditors to ensure compliance with relevant accounting standards to achieve accounts completion in line with deadlines
  • Maintain Group accounting systems and implement improvements to finance processes to ensure efficiency

This is an exciting time to join this ambitious PLC, who have strong core values as well as a dynamic and innovative market leading team. You will receive an extremely competitive salary and benefits package to go along with this broad and innovative role that is pivotal to the continued success of the business.

The role is based in Cheltenham but may involve some travel to Group offices in Fareham and Manchester as required. Overseas travel may be required infrequently.

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