Group Financial Controller

England, London
£100,000 - £130,000 per annum
06 Jun 2019
20 Jun 2019
Isabel Evans
Senior Management
Accounting, Analyst, Finance, Strategy
Contract Type

My client, one of the leading property companies in the UK, are looking to recruit a Group Financial Controller to join their head office in the City.

The Group Financial Controller will be a close number two to the Group Finance Director, and be a key member of the senior management team. This is a brand new position as the company continues to grow and adapt to new market conditions.

The successful candidate will have a strong technical finance background, ideally Big 4 ACA, with significant PQE working in a complex business.

The key focus for the Group FC will be on overhauling the current processes/systems/controls in place, which are outdated and inefficient. Experience of similar environments are essential.

In addition, the Group FC will be managing a substantial team, so prior team management and people development skills are vital.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Evaluation of Finance Systems, Procedures and Processes
  • Balance Sheet Reconciliation review and approval
  • Management reporting and Monthly Exec Board Pack
  • Ad-hoc management report requirements
  • Asset Finance Commercial support and business partnering
  • Transaction appraisal
  • Contractual reconciliations and calculations
  • Budget/Forecast activity
  • Overseeing transactional Finance, looking after service Charge Budgets and Reconciliations
  • Managing Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Credit Control, Bank Reconciliations, Lease
  • Responsibility for Overhead Budget and Forecast Preparation
  • Monthly reporting against budget, and variance explanations
  • Provide support to the Financial Controller
  • On-going team development and support
  • Accounting for acquisitions and disposals

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA preferred)
  • Significant financial control experience in a complex business environment
  • Comfortable leading change and delivering continuous improvement to processes, systems and people
  • Experience with multiple financial systems
  • Excellent communication skills with a variety of stakeholders and board level figures
  • Extensive team management expertise
  • Prior real estate knowledge preferable

This is a key hire for the business, so to apply please get in touch ASAP!




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