Group Financial Controller
Group Financial Controller North Leeds to £80,000, car, benefits including potential equity
With revenues in excess of £80 million, our client is a clear market leader in its support services marketplace. It has an outstanding executive team, is supported by a very well regarded private equity house and has a clear strategy. It seeks to strengthen its finance team through the appointment of a technically gifted Group Financial Controller with obvious commercial capability and clear potential to progress.
Through a central accounting team of 13 the individual to be appointed will be responsible for the preparation and issue of timely, accurate management accounts with supporting analysis and KPIs including management liaison with non-finance staff across the sites. He/she will coordinate the preparation of management accounts by subsidiary staff, will prepare board reports and MI for PE owners and covenant reports for banks and will further develop management reporting and KPIs to assist in further sales, operational and management improvements.
The successful candidate will manage cash flow including short and long term cash flow forecasting, monitoring and will oversee the preparation and delivery of company group statutory accounts, liaising with auditors and adhering to strict timescales. The Group Financial Controller will roll out the recently implemented ERP system, will manage the budgets and financial modelling together with the finance functions across the subsidiaries and will provide support to due diligence on transactions together with leading the finance integration of acquisitions.
The successful candidate will in all likelihood be a graduate Chartered Accountant quite probably trained with a “big four“ firm and with a record of working successfully with complex businesses both in the profession and in industry. Technically gifted and with commercial and managerial capability the individual to be appointed will have a high level of comfort with information technology, sophisticated modelling and analytical skills and be able to present to the board and shareholders. He/she will be able to demonstrate resilience and the ability to work under pressure together with strong leadership, communication and interpersonal skills. It is envisaged that the individual to be appointed will have the potential to progress, will be hungry and ambitious and provide succession to the Group Finance Director in due course.