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Financial Reporting & Controls Director

Job Title: Financial Reporting & Controls Director
Contract Type: permanent
Location: London
Industry:
Salary: £130000 - £150000 per annum + Blue Chip Benefits
REF: NH 29459 JE_1629226349
Contact Name: Nick Hallworth
Contact Email: nick.hallworth@vitaefr.com
Job Published: about 1 month ago

Job Description

Financial Reporting & Controls Director, London
£130- £150kpa Plus Blue Chip Package

Vitae are delighted to be partnering with a true global consumer led business as they look to bring on board a Financial Reporting & Controls Director. This position has materialised due to an internal move and will allow for real creative flair. The business is going through an exciting developmental phase, thus allowing the candidate to demonstrate an entrepreneurial and creative approach to developing new, innovative processes that will stretch the organisation and push the boundaries within the industry.

The role specifically includes the following:
Financial Reporting GPM and Controls/Compliance
1. Provide leadership on maintaining the end-to-end Financial reporting including integrating control, to create seamless end to end process, deliver efficiency & effectiveness to its users and ensures financial risk in operations is appropriately managed.
2. Actively work with various country finance teams & Operations Centres to ensure exemption to GPM are correctly Captured and resolved and non-compliances eliminated.
3. Drive resolution of Corporate audit finding when involving Control/Process design gaps.
4. Accountable for Financial Reporting Automated controls

Digital transformation/Continuous improvement of Financial reporting processes
1. Provide leadership in digitisation of Financial Reporting including GL Master data.
2. This will involve facilitating choices around technology, integration of process and technology to land a seamless experience with the country controllership teams and Operating Centers.
3. Provide leadership, strong governance and change management on the projects, ensuring delivery in-line with expected outcomes around the new tool/process efficiency, effectiveness, and user adoption / experience.
4. Support Business transformation efforts impacting Financial Reporting processes like large Organisational changes, portfolio changes (M&A), new business models and geographical scope expansions.

Control Monitoring Service Centre
1. Deliver improved Control Monitoring performance for Controllers and Process Leaders
2. Define, agree and communicate vision and strategic focus for the coming years.
3. Step up accuracy and coverage of Global Financial Controls monitoring.
4. Deliver impactful and actionable insights on controls effectiveness/Risk management

Building Capability
1. Develop/train/hire skills to create thought leadership, design and project execution capabilities in the team. This will include skills around process, data and technology redesign skills, strong controls and compliance experience and user experience skills.
2. Bring thought leadership in the area of Financial reporting and Controls by leveraging forward looking practices from the industry, 3rd parties, and other inside/outside transformations.

Skills/ Experience:
The successful candidate for this role will bring an ideal mix of experience across the core areas of Financial Reporting and Controlling. S/he must have managed teams at scale and must be adept in influencing senior stakeholders. S/he must be innovative in thought process and drive the same culture throughout his/her team.
Key skills and proficiency's required for this role are:
1. Best-in-class academic and professional pedigree in business / functional management.
2. Overall extensive experience in Financial Accounting and Controls with in-depth knowledge of these functions.
3. Demonstrated experience of re-engineering and design thinking around end-to-end design of processes including controls, compliance and systems integration. A proven thought leader in this space.
4. Lead Digital transformation in Finance and Accounting space. Excellent understanding and keen interest in Digital, Analytical tools and their applications.

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