Group Financial Controller

Hertfordshire (GB)
Up to £125,000 + bonus + benefits
08 Jun 2018
22 Jun 2018
Accounting, Analyst, Finance, Strategy
Contract Type

Our client is a fast paced, PE-backed business services company with impressive growth plans which will be achieved both organically and via acquisition. They are now looking to recruit a top class Group Financial Controller as they position the business for an exit which could be in the form of a public listing. In light of these plans the successful candidate will need to have exceptional reporting and governance skills and will most likely have worked in a corporate environment previously.

Corporate Reporting:

  • Develop an effective financial reporting function ensuring full alignment with management, segmental and business unit reporting in a timely manner
  • Develop and implement an effective group financial control and consolidation process
  • Deliver IFRS reporting in a timely and effective manner for all entities across the group and for the consolidated group
  • Ensure all local regulatory financial reporting matters are met by jurisdiction
  • Ensure that monthly balance sheets and cash flows are produced and reconciled management information
  • Develop an effective reporting platform to meet the expectations and requirements
  • Develop a revenue growth, EBITDA and cash conversion culture across the group ensuring accuracy and relevance of the primary financial KPls
  • Understand significance of any variances on income statements and KPIs to budget and forecasts
  • Manage the external audit process across all group companies, ensuring adherence to group standards of reporting
  • Develop a corporate governance and risk framework for effective financial control across the business
  • Liaise with the business to prepare Annual Budgets and Quarterly Reforecasts

Specialist Services - Treasury, Taxation and Other Functions:

  • Ensure group cash flow forecasting is embedded in the business and liquidity and funding are monitored
  • Understand reasons for movement in working capital
  • Work with external advisers, internal audit, treasury, taxation, procurement, HR, IT to ensure there is an effective, professional and connected group finance function
  • Manage group insurances in line with identified risks
  • Develop the objectives for group treasury matters, ensuring alignment with the business objectives - to include policies, procedures, banking, risk management and controls and compliance
  • Present financial information relevant for all remuneration related matters, including LTIPs and other equity based management and employee based incentive schemes

Transaction Services:

  • Develop for the group a single transaction services platform to ensure that systems and processes are effective and fit for purpose
  • Ensure the appropriate authorisations and controls are in place across the business to meet corporate governance standards without compromising ability of business to make decisions
  • Develop the team and ensure the business is adequately resourced in terms of finance support services
  • Build an effective central finance team and function
  • Develop shared services functions as required to ensure synergies and cost savings are realised


  • Become a key player in the leadership team respected and trusted by the CEO, CFO, executive, board of directors, business unit management and shareholders
  • It will be essential to thrive in an environment of change and the preferred candidate must be able to evidence a strong track record in the delivery of a change agenda
  • The preferred candidate must also be able to demonstrate resiliency

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