Group Financial Controller

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Daniel Mesrie


Group Financial Controller

Our client is a fast paced multi-site Private Equity backed business services Group with operations in 6 countries. Highly profitable and with turnover c£150m, the business is acquisitive and working towards an exit transaction in the next 2 to 3 years.

Following internal promotion, the Group is now seeking a talented and technically robust Group Financial Controller to take responsibility for all aspects of Financial Control and Reporting across the Group.

The Role

Reporting to the Group Finance Director, the Group Financial Controller will lead the Group’s Head Office finance team and be the focal point for the local (country) business units’ finance teams. Key aspects of the role encompass:

  • Management - leadership of a team of 9 via 5 direct reports
  • Financial Control - Ensure the business has robust controls, compliance and governance frameworks;
  • Financial Reporting  - ownership of monthly Group Reporting process and review of Business Unit performance. Preparation of monthly Board pack. Technical accounting lead (IFRS and FRS 102);
  • Partnering – Support and challenge Business Unit finance teams through the reporting cycle;
  • Treasury and Working Capital management - including cash forecasting and reporting, and covenant reporting. Management of the Group loan facilities and oversight of general treasury management;
  • Tax – planning and compliance in conjunction with the Group Tax Manager and external tax advisors;
  • Audit - Leadership of the external audit process across the Group
  • Ad hoc projects eg management of external advisors and due diligence on acquisitions.

The Candidate

  • ACA qualified with strong IFRS technical accounting experience and consolidation experience;
  • Proven ability to lead and develop a team;
  • Proactive, with excellent communication and influencing skills;
  • Well organised, solution driven, ability to simplify complexity;
  • Advanced Excel skills.

Excellent opportunity to play a key role in supporting development of this international Private Equity backed business as it works towards a planned exit transaction

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