Group Financial Controller

Salary: c. £120k + bonus and benefits

Location: London, hybrid

Type: Full-Time

Reference: JOW246

Our client is a prestigious leader in its field with an enviable reputation. With a head office in London and operations across the globe, it operates in an exciting niche of the media sector. It is well funded with PE-backing and is currently undergoing a period of transformation resulting in the requirement for a new Group Financial Controller. This is a true number two role, working both for and alongside an experienced CFO. The GFC will lead and develop the finance function, as well as supporting growth and decision making, all of which is focused on the longer-term value realisation agenda. The role would suit an ambitious qualified accountant with an appetite for challenge and an interest in being part of an exit event. The role offers hybrid working. Travel requirement will be minimal. Sector-relevant experience is not critical.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop and lead the finance function, with responsibility for all accounting, consolidation and transactional processing, effecting change and driving process improvements
  • Preparation of Board reports, adopting an approach of continual improvement in quality and usefulness
  • Delivery of financial information and covenant reporting to external stakeholders
  • Supporting operations and revenue control
  • Finance lead for future system rollouts, with linked transformation to automate additional processes
  • Ownership of VAT and Corporation Tax compliance for the group
  • Mentor team members and other members of the Finance function driving a culture of continual development, mutual support and open communication
  • Working closely with overseas offices
  • Longer term, supporting the exit/transaction

Skills and Experience

  • You will be a qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA)
  • Experience of multi-currency consolidations and group reporting
  • Experience in a leveraged or PE backed environment
  • Some experience of team management and a track record of developing staff
  • Experience of reporting under tight deadlines
  • Optimising the benefits of investment in new IT systems, including dealing with non-finance stakeholders
  • Integrating acquisitions, including acquisition accounting

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