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Finance Director, Risk & Controls

  • Location: London
  • Salary: Up to £140000 per annum per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 13 days ago

  • Sector: Accountancy & Finance
  • Contact: Graham Thornton
  • Contact Email: gt@cedarrecruitment.com
  • Start Date: 20/01/2023
  • Expiry Date: 24 February 2023
  • Job Ref: JO0000012163_1674658507

Finance Director, Risk & Controls

Circa £140,000 + benefits

Central London/Working from Home Hybrid

Consumer Facing Sector (Leisure/Entertainment/Retail)

This market leading, rapidly growing, £1.5bn revenue global business engages with consumers around the world. It has revolutionised its sector, giving customers an unrivalled experience as they engage with its best-in-class high-end products and services.


Having made several acquisitions over the past 5 years with more in the pipeline, this agile and fantastically dynamic business is taking its next step of development and maturity.

As part of that journey, the business has created the role of Director of Financial Risk and Control.

Reporting to the Group CFO and leading the Group's Financial Risk and Controls function (including Internal Audit), the role will include:

  • Developing a risk management framework to address financial controls and compliance requirements
  • Review of key finance processes to assess control weakness
  • Implementation and design of controls, and through the Internal Audit team, testing of those controls
  • Collaborating with finance transformation teams to identify areas to enhance processes to mitigate risk, including automation and improved audit trails
  • Developing internal audit plans, oversee reviews and reporting of findings
  • Co-ordinating regularly with relevant teams, departments and key stakeholders to collate areas of concern, control deficiencies identified and monitoring of remediation progress
  • Acting as the central point for co-ordination of documentation pertain to finance policies and processes, and evidence of compliance with processes
  • Communication of risk areas and progress against plans put in place to address weaknesses with key stakeholders, including reporting to the Executive Leadership team, the Board, and the Group's Auditors
  • Sharing of best practices across the organisation and providing training to appropriate teams
  • Leading and developing the Financial Risk and Control team, including short-term and long-term objective setting, and ensuring it is adequately resourced

Candidate profile requirements:

  • Chartered accountant, audit trained
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of accounting processes and control frameworks (either in Big 4 advising multinational clients, or from within a large multinational industry business)
  • Strong business acumen
  • First class communication and influencing skills
  • Ability to summarise complex financial data in clear analyses presentations
  • Excellent Excel and PowerPoint skills.