Group Financial Controller (Fixed Term Contract)

Job Title: Group Financial Controller (Fixed Term Contract)
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Hertfordshire
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: CG1907DGFC_1563552024
Contact Name: Charlotte Garfield
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 19, 2019 17:00

Job Description

Our client, a highly regarded global FTSE listed organisation, with a reputation for quality and innovation, is looking to source a Group FC to join on an interim contract for c10 months. The role will be responsible for the financial reporting team, with 2 direct reports, ensuring all financial accounting and external reporting is delivered on time and to the highest standard.

This is an exciting role in a group business which may therefore lead to further opportunities to gain exposure to M&A and other significant corporate development activity, such as capital programmes, restructuring, investments and partnerships, including planning & modelling, transaction support, business integration and acquisition accounting.

Main duties include:
* Leading and delivering half year and year end reporting processes, ensuring accurate financial reporting in accordance with IFRS; this includes owning the preparation and review of Group's financial statements
* Managing the Groups half year and year end audit process
* Supporting the Group FC in the leadership and management of all Group financial activities regarding technical accounting, risk and tax
* Leading the process of monthly reporting in the consolidation system
* Taking responsibility for all day to day corporate/plc accounting matters, including the review and submission of budget, forecasts and strategic plan
* Coordinating the process of the preparation and review of statutory accounts for all entities across the Group
* Leading on all areas of tax management for the Group
* Providing any ad hoc analysis and financial support

Key skills & experience required:
* High calibre qualified accountant with at least 5 years' PQE with a minimum 2 years' in a similar external reporting focused role
* Proven track record in a PLC environment
* Excellent technical accounting expertise and knowledge of IFRS and tax requirement of a listed group
* Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels and from non-finance backgrounds

It's an exciting time to join the group, with strong organic growth across various divisions, giving the successful individual a great chance of longer term opportunity, past the initial tenure.

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