Financial Controller (Expanding Private Equity backed Group)

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Financial Controller (Expanding Private Equity backed Group)

Our client is a large, high growth, acquisitive, PE backed technology and business services Group with operations in 15 countries. Innovative, fast paced and tech driven, the business is looking to appoint a technically strong Financial Controller to lead the Financial Reporting and Control team for its core operating division.

The Role

Reporting to the Head of Accounting, the role leads a team of 8 in total via 3 direct reports. Key responsibilities include:-

  • Financial Control: Developing and implementing a regime of robust financial controls and procedures, providing a strong base for the continued rapid growth of the business and mitigation of risk;
  • Management Reporting: Preparation and review of timely, insightful reporting and management information.
  • Cashflow Management: Weekly and monthly cash flow reporting and forecasting;
  • Statutory Accounts: Assisting with the production of year-end statutory financial statements;
  • Audit: Taking a lead role in the year-end statutory audit process;
  • Tax: Working closely with Taxation and Compliance teams to ensure timely and accurate completion of statutory filings;
  • Leadership: Management and development of the team, which currently consists of 8 staff members including trainee accountants and 3 direct reports;
  • System development: Playing a major role in design and implementation of new finance system.

The Candidate

  • A technically strong ACA or ACCA qualified accountant with prior experience in industry;
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills;
  • The ability to lead, coach and motivate a finance team in a fast-growing business environment.

This is an excellent career development opportunity to take on a broad and pivotal role supporting the controlled growth of this exciting and market leading business.

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