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Financial Controller

65000 - £80000 per annum
20 January 2020



This is an exciting opportunity to work for a smaller, rapidly expanding subsidiary of a FTSE 100 listed organisation based in Central London, that currently has assets across Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Americas.

This is a diverse role and you will need to have the confidence to run with various projects and deal with senior individuals (CFO and equivalent level). The role sits within a small, newly formed team, and will work closely with another Controller, and will be diverse with new challenges daily. You must be a self-starter, hard-working and able to embrace challenges as and when they arise, with limited support.

Key Responsibilities

  • Review of internal management reports as well as preparation of board reporting packs
  • Preparing consolidated financial statements and monthly reports
  • Responsible for the accounting and financial reporting of various parent/'holdco' companies
  • Liaising with local Managers at the Assets
  • Identifying areas for improvement in the control environment across the group, and assisting in implementing changes to address these
  • Taking control of issues as and when they arise and seeing them through to resolution
  • Managing annual budgeting process across the group
  • Assist in co-ordinating audit process for group accounts as well as certain holdco companies
  • Transfer pricing studies, analysis and documentation

Education, Qualification and Experience Required

  • Qualified Chartered Accountant with min 5 years PQE
  • Strong technical accounting background - Consolidations a must;
  • Commercial acumen relating to financial analysis;
  • Big 4 articles desirable;
  • As the Assets are Global, Strong Tax knowledge would be advantageous
  • Proficient in Excel and Basic Accounting Packages (SAP; Hyperion);
  • Experience in preparation of consolidated financial statements and managing audits.
  • Must have strong excel with experience preparing and consolidating financial statements
  • Strong academics
  • SAP as well as HFM or Hyperion systems experience desirable
  • Proactive, hardworking, highly organised and self-motivated
  • Someone good on detail but also can see the "big picture"
  • Good with people
  • Commercial acumen with the willingness to travel occasionally


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