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Financial Controller

Job Title: Financial Controller
Contract Type: permanent
Location: Hertfordshire, England
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
REF: CG1005CA_1557507877
Contact Name: Charlotte Garfield
Contact Email:
Job Published: 10 months ago

Job Description

Our client, a household brand name and highly regarded entity, with a reputation for rewarding and retaining top talent, is looking to source a skilled and experienced ACA to join as Group Financial Controller. The role would be ideally suited to a Chartered Accountant from a top 10 practice, with significant PQE gleaned in a large, corporate environment, which includes team management.

Reporting to the FD you will have a mid-sized team you will be responsible and accountable in the preparation of Financial Information to Management and Shareholders, of legal entity accounts, half year results and the financial statements. You'll also manage the finance systems team that support the finance team, for effective operational cash management on a day to day basis.

Main duties include:
* Lead the year end and half year end financial reporting processes, ensuring accurate financial reporting output in accordance with IFRS in accordance with Group's timelines
* Overall responsibility for the timing and accurate preparation of all financial information in the Group's annual report
* Lead the preparation of information for the year end audit and the interim review
* Overall responsibility for the audit process, ensure deadlines are met and accurate information is provided to the Company's auditors on time
* Overseeing the preparation of the financial statements for the Company's subsidiaries and ensure filing deadlines are met
* Implement and regularly produce the preparation of monthly control external KPI packs as part of the month end process
* Overall responsibility of effective and timely payment of finance operations
* Managing the performance and development of the direct reports and their teams
* Supporting the commercial team in the preparation of monthly, quarterly or budget/forecast information where required

Key skills, experience & qualifications required:
* ACA Qualified
* Significant PQE in a similar controls and accounting focused role
* Proven track record managing a finance team, including those at a qualified level
* Credible and charismatic demeanour
* Ambitious and highly self-motivated

This is a fantastic opportunity for an impressive, technically strong and career-minded ACA to join a business that provides a fun, yet professional working environment, with clear paths for further development.

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