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Group Financial Controller

  • Location

    Cambridge

  • Job Function:

    Finance

  • Sector:

    Education

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £75000.00 - £90000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Nick Culley

  • Contact email:

    nick.culley@ea-first.com

  • Job ref:

    599_1642073379

  • Published:

    9 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2022-04-13

  • Consultant:

    Nick Culley


As part of a listed group on the NYSE, and as an international operation, the Group Financial Controller has a key role to play in ensuring the strength of the financial accounting function whilst maintaining SOX compliance and strong financial governance. This role will report directly into the Head of Finance and will help co-ordinate, shape and direct a central finance function with day-to-day services alongside project and growth-related work.
The Group Financial Controller is crucial to the success of the business, and to achieve this success they must build relationships with the management team and ensure the integrity of all the accounting and financial operations, providing technical expertise and commercial acumen, and striving to build stronger, more profitable and well controlled financial teams. This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for the right candidate to undertake a pivotal role in delivering strong financial control, underpinning the business strategy, and leading a dedicated, passionate team.
MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES and ROLE REQUIREMENTS

  • Management of the financial reporting function
  • Management of the financial accounts team (AP/AR/Banking)
  • Management of group cash, bank accounts and treasury duties
  • Management, preparation and ownership of cash flow
  • Managing tax compliance
  • Effective and efficient delivery of the interim and annual external audit
  • Management, improvement and development of internal controls in line with SOX compliance
  • Management of the North American accounts team, including GL and payroll
  • Establishing, implementing and monitoring internal controls and procedures where necessary
  • Maintenance of receivable, payable and cashbook ledgers and accounting processes
  • Introduction and consistent use of KPIs for ledger management and reporting purposes
  • Preparation of quarterly consolidated P&L and balance sheets
  • Timely production of statutory and internal financial reports and delivery to Group thereafter
  • Ensure that reported results comply with IFRS and US GAAP
  • Ongoing ownership of Transfer pricing mechanism
  • Collaborating across the company and act as a key source of guidance and support
  • Overseeing the management of relevant risk exposures
  • Inspiring the development of a culture of continuous service quality improvement across the department
  • Experience of complex legal global entities
  • Fully qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA
  • At least 10 years previous financial control and management reporting experience
  • Understands the importance of best practice technical reporting and financial controls / processes and have experience of assisting a business implement them on an operational level.
  • Have a track record of providing strong financial leadership internally, especially around areas such as cash management and establishing strong financial controls and rigorous processes
  • An experience of and empathy with the challenges the business has faced and the impact these have had both internally and in the market, whilst bringing a positive viewpoint on growth, performance and future opportunities
  • Have a track record of operating in complex financial environments where the business is highly scrutinised
  • Should be a self-starter, enthusiastic with the ability to operate in a dynamic environment
  • Demonstrate good attention to detail and good judgement, showing logical decision making and a hands-on approach
  • You will be hard working, diligent and a team player. Someone who can successfully engage at all levels of the business
  • Proven ability to manage and motivate a large team