Group Financial Controller

Absolute Accountancy Recruitment
London, United Kingdom
£80,000 - £85,000 + 16% Bonus
07 Jun 2022
25 Jun 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen at a family owned and run advisory business which is established in the UK and advises a large multinational group of companies on the management of its assets and development of new projects.

This SME sized firm consults on searching for market opportunities, business research, preparation of business plans, recommendations on investment decisions, tax, and legal advisory & project management services.

They have a vast portfolio of projects, mainly across Europe with a new office about to open in Cyprus.

Their clients invest in early-stage technology companies and driving business growth in Residential & Commercial Real Estate, Hospitality, Entertainment,
Clean Energy, Financial & Capital Investments and Venture Capital.

You will need to be Audit trained in a Top 20 Accounting Practice with experience in Industry in a global environment, ideally managing staff in a cross cultural set up from the UK to Eastern Europe / Russian speaking nations.


You will manage the Company's financial and treasury processes, systems and practices, ensuring financial and managerial information is timely, accurate, complete, and compliant with relevant accounting and tax principles.

The role holder will own all finance/accounting policies and processes, create and maintain a robust control environment, optimise the company's cash position and ensure that all key external and internal finance tasks are delivered on time to the highest standard, as well as drive high-quality management reporting. Taking ownership for consolidated management accounts, general ledger, and statutory financial reporting, the role leads a finance team of 5 staff in different locations and delivers accurate accounting.

Financial & Managerial Analysis, Budgeting, and Forecasting
● Prepare and present monthly managerial and financial budgeting reports, including profit and loss by division, forecast vs budget by division, and cash flow by division
● Review and analyse monthly financial results and provide recommendations
● Develop, refine, and focus on action-oriented financial & managerial reporting to influence leadership decisions with sound financial judgement
● Lead month-end closing, preparing group consolidated accounts, management reporting

Accounting, Administration and Operations
● Review and ensure application of appropriate internal controls and financial procedures
● Monitor Accounts Receivable management and provide guidance relating to the collection process
● Monitor Accounts Payable
● Oversee and coordinate preparation of financial statements
● Coordinate VAT returns
● Oversee the month-end close process, constantly reviewing procedures while eliminating inefficiencies
● Review and oversee financial reports
● Enhance and implement financial and accounting systems, processes, tools, and control systems
● Audit process control and support financial statements
● Monitor and manage Company's treasury functions (including cash management)

Strategy, Planning, and Management
● Assess and evaluate the financial performance with regard to long-term operational goals, budgets, and forecasts
● Provide insight and recommendations to both short-term and long-term growth plans
● Create and establish yearly financial objectives that align with the Company's plan for growth and expansion
● Participate in pivotal decisions as they relate to strategic initiatives and operational models
● Implement financial policies, procedures, and processes
● Supervise the finance team to ensure the proper functioning of all systems, databases, and financial software
● Mentor and develop a finance team and manage work allocation, systems training, performance evaluations, and the building of an effective and efficient team dynamic

Past employment experience:
● Over 5 years in a Finance Manager role or above
ACA / ACCA / CPA Qualified
● Experience in financial consolidation across different jurisdictions
● Experience of implementing and improving financial and operational processes
● Experience of implementing new finance systems and software
● Experience in international tax planning
● Good influencer with an ability to build and maintain strong relationships at all levels
● Strong managerial skills

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