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.
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.
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