Head of Financial Controls

Job Title: Head of Financial Controls
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Swindon, Wiltshire
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Car Allowance
Reference: 14023710/001_1563868315
Contact Name: Nikki Price
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 23, 2019 08:51

Job Description

Head of Financial Controls - Global Manufacturing - Swindon

Client Details

Senior Head of Financial Controls for a leading Global Manufacturing business. The role will head up all Financial Controls for the UK entity and be a key member of the senior leadership team. You will report into the Financial Director and manage a team of 3 direct report.


As the Head of Financial Controls you will:

  • Exercise oversight and provide assurance to Controller/Senior Accounting Officer as to the integrity of external regulatory reporting
  • Provide expert direction and guidance for non-routine & complex accounting matters and for projects
  • Lead and participate in corporate and business projects on behalf of the function and the legal entity
  • Represent the legal entity/country in corporate teams and in partnering with the business
  • Manage UK entities company secretarial obligations
  • Act as primary contact with tax country authority
  • Provide governance over tax registrations, oversee/manage contentious issues and enquiries.
  • Manage compliance obligations and opportunities relating to new statutory/tax regimes and legislation
  • Provide governance and oversight over tax compliance across all tax regimes
  • Provide competent tax expertise/opinion for complex and non-routine events
  • Act as country subject matter expert for tax & accounting, for significant business events and for company restructuring events, including integrations, disposals and dissolutions


You will have:

  • A professional accounting or tax qualification
  • Competent knowledge broadly across tax, accounting standards and regulatory reporting
  • More detailed knowledge of corporate tax, VAT and generalist knowledge across payroll tax regimes
  • A proven technical record with increasing responsibility
  • Experience of working in a large, international company environment and throughout corporate hierarchy
  • Experience in liaising for a large business with the UK tax authorities
  • Sound financial accounting experience. Prior audit experience would be advantageous
  • Project management

Job Offer

£65k - £75k + Car allowance & Bonus + Excellent Benefits