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Interim Group Financial Controller/Finance Director

Posted 12 days ago

  • Sector: Accountancy & Finance
  • Contact: Georgina Denslow
  • Contact Email: gd@cedarrecruitment.com
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 15 July 2022
  • Job Ref: JO0000011091_1655288592

A rapidly expanding luxury travel organisation is looking for a Group Financial Controller / Finance Director to join the team as the business expends. The role is London based with potential requirement for international travel (primarily Europe), £700-£1000 per day depending on experience.

Key role responsibilities:

  • Lead a multi-location accounting and reporting team that includes setting objectives, coaching, developing and performance management
  • Owning the monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting calendar, ensuring proper communication of responsibilities and deadlines throughout the teams and rigorously managing various team leaders to ensure consistent, timely, accurate and relevant reporting
  • Liaising with the group external auditors to manage and co-ordinate the audit/interim review of the International groups financial statements to relevant reporting standards
  • Taking an active part in the Group Reporting Team leadership, liaising with peers and coordinating with the Group Finance Director
  • Working with the Financial Planning & Analysis and Corporate Finance teams to ensure a full understanding of the International financials
  • Driving a change agenda and continuous improvement initiatives to standardise and improve processes, reporting and controls, and implement best practice

Key candidate requirements:

  • Qualified accountant (ACA / ACCA / CIMA or equivalent)
  • Significant financial control and accounting experience
  • Track record of leading & managing large teams
  • Demonstrable experience of implementing or establishing processes & controls
  • Mutlisite experience
  • Large corporate or listed business experience
  • Hands-on, proactive attitude
  • Comfortable with chaos and change
  • Problem solving, "fix-it" mentality
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail whilst also maintaining a 'big picture' outlook
  • Enthusiastic
  • Driven to add value
  • Able to hit the ground running in complex working environment