Group Financial Controller

Salary: to c. £120k + LTIP/bonus

Location: London (hybrid)

Type: Full-Time

Reference: JOW222

Our client is on an exciting and ambitious international buy and build journey. With some key assets already acquired and an established pipeline of opportunities the group is looking to reach a valuation in excess of £1bn in the next 5 years. They are well funded by a very experienced and active European investor and have an impressive top team. They are now seeking to add a key hire in the new role of Group Financial Controller. The role will be crucial to supporting the rapid growth and will also be tasked with building a first in class group finance function as well as working with regional finance teams to ensure that appropriate, value- add MI is delivered to run the business. As you would expect, given how close the role will be to the business, there will initially be some travel to South America and Europe to help to build the group. Ordinarily the Head Office is based in central London, with hybrid working in place.

This is an outstanding opportunity for an ambitious finance professional looking to support value creation and be instrumental in building a business to a planned EBITDA of over £60m.


  • The management of corporate reporting, financial accounting and tax and treasury
  • Development of associated financial processes, controls and systems for a multi-jurisdictional and rapidly growing business
  • Integration of new acquisitions and ongoing monitoring of controls and financial reporting accuracy in line with group standards
  • Lead and motivate the finance team
  • Group external audit planning, management and delivery to agreed timelines
  • Own all financial reporting obligations in line with IFRS
  • Management of Head Office Accounting

Candidate Requirements:

  • A qualified accountant with at least 5 years PQE, with a group finance background
  • International accounting and audit experience essential
  • An ambitious team player with a strong work ethic and the ability to lead others
  • Strong communication skills and ability to develop good relationships across the business
  • Strong technical accounting and commercial skills

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