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Group Financial Controller

  • Location: Northamptonshire
  • Salary: £90000 - £100000 per annum per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: Senior Finance
  • Contact: Graham Thornton
  • Contact Email:
  • Start Date: 11/05/2021
  • Expiry Date: 11 June 2021
  • Job Ref: JO0000009237_1620809015

This successful, medium-sized, international manufacturing business plays a key role in the production of our everyday products.

This newly created and highly visible role reports directly to the Group CFO and will own the Group reporting requirements.

Role includes:

  • Preparation, consolidation and provision of Group financial reports and forecasts including monthly management accounts, cashflow reporting and CFO/Board reporting

  • Management of the Group audit process, ensuring an efficient and robust timetable

  • Responsibility for the accuracy of the Group's financial statements (FRS102)

  • Owning the Group chart of accounts, ensuring consistency and accuracy in its application in reporting and consolidations

  • Ongoing development of the recently implemented Group reporting and forecasting system, streamlining processes and ensuring adoption of system across the global finance teams

  • Consolidation of monthly management accounts (with pushback and challenge where appropriate), providing insightful commentary and analysis to be used by stakeholders including Global Operating Board and external advisors

  • Management of the Group rolling forecast process, setting timetable, expectations, standardising input mechanism

  • Review, analysis and challenge of subsidiary forecasts, consolidating at a Group level

  • Applying the appropriate tax reporting instruments across the Group, working with subsidiary finance teams, supporting the UK corporation tax return and RDEC processes, working with external tax advisors

  • Key involvement in the design and evolution of financial performance reporting including leveraging existing date, new reporting, working closely with Business Insight team

Candidate profile requirements:

  • Practice trained qualified accountant - ACA/ACCA

  • Multi-currency consolidation experience

  • Systems and data savvy

  • Good level of technical accounting understanding

  • Demonstrable experience of driving enhancements through the finance reporting environment

  • High levels of communication skills to enable seamless stakeholder engagement including Board level

  • Energy and drive to 'get stuck in' to a multi-site manufacturing environment and rapidly add genuine value

  • Sector experience from a tangible product market is preferred but not essential.