Group Finance Controller

London (Central), London (Greater)
£120,000 - £140,000 per annum
08 Aug 2018
22 Aug 2018
Senior Management
Contract Type

The Opportunity

I am currently representing an innovative and rapidly expanding IT business who specialise in providing sophisticated and data-driven solutions to the e-gaming industry. The group has increased significantly in size in recent years through acquisitions and organic growth and now operates from 12 offices worldwide. Following recent private equity investment they are looking to continue their rapid international expansion.

The Role

Reporting to the CFO, this role will be responsible for leading the control and reporting function of the global finance team, reporting into the CFO, and working alongside the FP&A, BI and Tax teams within the department. The Group is UK based but has a significant presence in the US Reporting to the CFO, this role will entail in depth restructuring of the accounting function, from month end reporting to the introduction and monitoring of new processes and procedures, including capital allocation budgeting.

Key Responsibilities

Financial Reporting:

  • Production of monthly & quarterly management information
  • Ownership of Group reporting model
  • Improving month end timetable and reporting deadlines
  • Production of analysis and KPIs reports across Group entities

Cash Management & Forecasting:

  • Oversight of Group cash flow model & forecasting
  • Management of banking & other external financing relationships
  • Hedging / FX planning

Transaction Accounting:

  • Ownership of General Ledger & Balance Sheet, AP & AR functions as well as global payroll
  • Implementing (as part of a team) all finance/accounting elements of a new ERP system
  • Accounting for Group holding entities (GSG, GSH, GSM, GSS, GSGD)

Control Environment:

  • Systems, processes & controls continuous improvement and automation
  • Drive improvements to procurement, purchasing & supplier contract management process
  • Publish & enforce Group authority matrix (basis of updated PO system)
  • Improve cost control to drive increasing margins
  • Assist legal team with maintaining a corporate risk register
  • Assist in capital allocation decision process and tracking of performance

Stakeholder Management:

  • Partnering with wider finance team (FP&A / BI) to improve:
    • Budgeting process, reforecasting, financial analysis (financial / non-financial KPIs)
  • Business partnering across the Group to improve:
    • Budgetary / cost control, investment appraisal, decision making process, customer contract drafting, remuneration/Incentive compensation

Team Management

  • Direct line management of 3 Divisional Financial Controllers
  • Development / skilling up of head office & wider global finance team (12+ heads)

Audit, Tax & Compliance:

  • Management & coordination of Group statutory audit
  • Provision of technical accounting guidance & interpretation / application of relevant reporting standards
  • Work with Tax Manager & external advisers to ensure Group-wide tax compliance & optimise tax planning


  • Ad hoc M&A work as required, including on boarding of acquisitions

Key Requirements:

  • ACA qualified
  • Previous experience with IFRS
  • Experience in the implementation of a new ERP system
  • Previous experience working for a growing technology/ media business
  • Previous experience working for a PE backed business or in a leveraged environment is preferable.

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