Group Financial Controller
to £127,000 + Bonus + Benefits

Central London - hybrid working model

The Company
Top 500 listed PLC global leader in technology, information and services.

In order to be considered for this excellent role, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Qualified chartered accountant with at least 5+ years post-qualification experience.
  • Strong experience and knowledge of IFRS
  • Experience of group consolidations in medium/large corporations and experience of reporting across multiple countries and jurisdictions.
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to plan workflows to ensure reporting deadlines are met.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and professional, gravitas, confidence to advise and present to and influence multiple senior stakeholders.
  • Experience of managing a small team.
  • Experience of reporting across multiple jurisdictions
  • Exceptional planning, organisation and communication skills with the ability to advise and influence multiple stakeholders at all levels.

This is a senior role and part of the finance leadership team reporting to the Group CFO, the role is responsible for the group's technical compliance with IFRS and for maintenance of the group's accounting manual, including liaison with the operating divisions on the interpretation of group policy and also the Group's internal and external reporting together with the Global Finance and Control activities regarding the consolidated results. The role will involve regular contact with the Group CFO and the Board. The role includes the following:

  • Annual and half year statutory and external reporting including the control of the Group Finance team's preparation of all financial information within the Group annual report and presentations to be delivered to the financial markets.
  • Liaising with the Group Auditors relating to the Group audit and local statutory filings, being the key point of contact in addressing and resolving potential accounting and disclosure issues with them
  • Leading the global monthly group reporting process, by leading the team reviewing, consolidating and challenging the monthly actual and forecast results, and co-ordinating the global finance teams to prepare and review month results in line with the Group timetable.
  • Overseeing and reviewing the production of the monthly executive and board reports, assimilating the key financial trends and messages before summarising into succinct narrative and illustrative charts
  • Liaising with the global finance systems team, who oversee day to day administration of the Group's management and statutory reporting consolidation system and its infrastructure, assisting on issues arising from the global user base and helping to maintain a robust systems control environment.
  • Devising and implementing new global reporting processes including working capital reporting, monthly forecasts, strategic plans, weekly cash flow forecasts and annual tax reporting, in addition to improving existing Group consolidation processes
  • Focal point for Group Finance for the finance, tax and treasury teams around the globe, to offer advice and ensure alignment to Group policies and accounting standards.
  • Maintaining the Group Accounting policy manual, with responsibility for compliance with evolving IFRS and related regulatory frameworks, managing the impact for the Group, and Supporting divisional finance teams to ensure consistency in the interpretation of Group policies and reporting requirements.
  • Liaising with external consultants to conduct Purchase Price Allocation accounting in relation to mergers and acquisitions.