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Financial Controller

Knowledge

Track record of operating at Financial Controller level with demonstrable experience of leading teams

Experience of working in complex organisational structures

Demonstrable experience in prioritising, managing multiple deliverables & stakeholders

Experienced in supporting the business through appropriate accounting and financial guidelines

Extensive experience of financial reporting systems (Dynamics 365, SUN) Desirable

Demontrable experience of enhancing and implementing financial controls

Good understanding of regulatory obligations

Demonstrable knowledge of financial services environment, including relevant regulation

Accredited professional (ACA, CIMA, ACCA)

Strong and current technical accounting knowledge (UK GAAP and IFRS)

Skills

Ability to analyse financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections

Excellent time management, communication and stakeholder engagement skills

To set clear goals and objectives for the team allowing you to monitor and manage the performance of team members including regular completion of prescribed evaluation processes.

To effectively manage all direct reports and ensure they fully comply with Company policies, processes and performance management expectations.

Support the execution of a number of strategic projects including: implementation of a standard general ledger, purchase to pay system and employee expense system; legal entity simplification; process simplification and team structure optimisation as well as any other projects as required.

Ensure all financial reporting is compliant with the relevant accounting standards.

Ensure adherence with Group accounting policies, Group policies and Group Business Standards.

To ensure the integrity of the financial control environment including maintaining appropriate and effective accounting systems, controls, records and monitoring mechanisms.

The role will support the Financial Controller – Direct with the Finance Change Programme which will include the execution of a number of strategic projects.

Develop a strong team through effective recruitment, training, coaching and mentoring. Set the highest possible standard of behaviours, creating a a high-performance team ethic.

The role will be responsible for the day to day management and oversight of the team including ensuring all key deliverables are met, providing guidance and coaching where needed and developing the team.

Behaviours

Resilient and committed individual, able to operate in a fast paced and challenging environment

A role model demonstrating strong leadership skills. Influencing, persuading and negotiating skills at a senior level

Lead and coach the team

Team player as well as the ability to work autonomously

Accountable and solution focused

Proven ability to take ownership, provide solutions and execute as necessary

Attention to detail with high level of accuracy

Highly motivated and proactive attitude towards work coupled with the ability to use initiative

Responsible for developing, recommending and establishing processes for key areas of judgement made within the management and statutory accounts.

 

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