Group Financial Controller

Salary: £90k - £120k + Bonus + LTIP

Location: West Sussex (Hybrid working)

Type: Full-Time

Reference: JOW171

Our client is involved in the development, manufacturing and sale of pharmaceutical grade products. AIM listed and operating from a number of international locations they are at a real point of inflexion, with exceptional growth expectations. To help to support and foster this growth they are now looking to recruit a progressive Group Financial Controller. This role has many facets, leading and developing the finance function, partnering the business effectively and supporting the Group CFO deliver the strategy. The role reports to the Group CFO and the new Group Financial Controller will plan and lead the Group and UK Financial and Management Accounting functions. Candidates will be ambitious finance professionals with a track record of coaching and developing first in class teams and a desire to progress as the business evolves.


  • Ensure Financial Strategy is implemented according to business plans
  • Responsible for the day-to-day control of the function, including all budget activities
  • Have overall responsibility for a team carrying consolidation and production of monthly management accounts for the Group; Group financial statements for the half and full year; Treasury function managing Group cash and FX; UK transactional accounting and reporting; Indirect taxes and production of subsidiary accounts for the UK entities.
  • Ensure all variances to budgetary reporting are investigated and actioned
  • Manage the financial systems of the Group, looking to improve functionality and process and control
  • Line management of team members throughout the complete employee lifecycle and ensure compliance with all Company policies and procedures
  • Provide leadership and guidance to controllers across the Group
  • Manage the relationship with external and internal auditors
  • Liaise with other departments to solve issues and ensure smooth processing of transactions
  • Support the CFO with the financial results and analysis as well as IR support
  • Deputise for CFO as and when required

Minimum Qualifications & Experience:

  • You will be a fully qualified Accountant, ideally educated to degree standard
  • Proven experience and success in leading a team to ensure the needs of the business are met
  • A high EQ, coupled with a commercial business focused outlook
  • Highly competent in the use of IT
  • Experience of a multicurrency consolidation and management of international subsidiaries, including taxation
  • Up to date technically with experience of IFRS and FASB reporting and applying international accounting standards to the ongoing and future business

The group offer Hybrid working and flexible hours. You must be willing to travel internationally, as required.

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