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Group Financial Controller

Job Title: Group Financial Controller
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
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Salary: Up to £120,000 plus benefits
Contact Name: Andrew Setchell
Contact Email: andrewsetchell@srmrecruitment.com
Job Published: June 23, 2017 15:57

Job Description

Our client is a family owned fashion retail business employing over 2,000 people globally and operating in over 20 countries. They own household brand names from sportswear to footwear. 

Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Finance Director, the Group Financial Controller will drive continuous improvement of group reporting & financial and management accounting, financial systems and controls, whilst setting the standard for the Group for internal control. The successful candidate should have experience of leading large teams at a senior level, shared service functions and change management of financial systems processes and corporate structures.  They need to have a vision to continuously improve processes and outputs and define financial systems and processes that are high quality and efficient to operate. 

The role has a high profile within the Group.  Excellent interpersonal and strong technical accounting skills are a must, as is the ability to effectively utilise financial systems. 

  • Ensure the provision of high quality, timely financial reporting for the Group
  • Ensure compliance with statutory and tax reporting requirements and IFRS 102 for Group and Subsidiary companies, with overall responsibility for accurate provision of statutory accounts
  • Lead the year-end process of the plc, including planning, systems development, defining information collected, external audit and review
  • Working with IT, FP&A and other functions define the appropriate systems platform and implementation to support the operating model and to provide consistent high quality data
  • Manage the consolidation and standardisation of management accounting
  • Define and / or maintain key policies and guidelines, ensuring understanding & compliance across the businesses (delegation of authority, BS reviews etc)
  • Define and embed a risk management and controls process that is fit for purpose and efficient.
  • Ensure Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) set to maximum effectiveness for the business
  • Board reporting on key governance activities
  • Ensure acquisitions, divestitures and investments are integrated and accounted for correctly, working closely with tax.

Qualifications:

 

                         What you need to have

  • Strong technical background. Extensive post-qualified ACA / ACCA with previous experience of Group Reporting in either a listed plc or large multi-national Group
  • Proficient in the accurate preparation and review of complex multicurrency group consolidations and familiar with the latest accounting standards (FRS102 and IFRS)
  • Experience of operating closely with or in shared service centres
  • Significant experience in change management including systems, process reengineering and implementing corporate structures for operating and tax efficiency.
  • Experience of developing & embedding control frameworks
  • Excellent numerical, report writing and communication.
  • Strong people management and leadership including management of dispersed teams
  • Experience of consolidated internal management accounting, forecasting and budgeting

                    What we need to see in you

  • Motivational and able to lead through change
  • Driven, taking full ownership of the role and accountability for work produced by the team
  • Able to set challenging deadlines and lead the team to meet them, whilst maintaining a high degree of accuracy
  • Continuously looking for ways to deliver efficiencies by challenging processes, systems and outputs
  • Process driven
  • Well planned, organised and detail conscious
  • Proactive and have the initiative to solve problems
  • Commercially aware with an ability to make the right decision for the organisation
  • Able to influence others at all levels of the organisation with excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • A strategic thinker with high level of numeracy
  • Confident, willing to set and maintain standards and to challenge
  • Willing to get involved in anything that needs doing with a can do attitude