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Financial Controller Job Description

The role will manage a small team to ensure that the correct financial and reporting structure is put in place to allow the business to grow whilst maintaining effective governance, financial controls and performance reporting.


• Oversee financial management for all corporate divisional overheads.


• Assume finance management responsibility for Corporate & Inter-divisional P&L and related balance sheets.


• Oversee statutory accounting for  relevant subsidaries

• Coordination of corporation tax accounting entries (corp tax, group relief, deferred tax) across subsidaries

• Oversee consolidation entries required to eliminate inter-divisional trading  


• Provide treasury management finance support to Treasury function and key offices around the globe as necessary to ensure the appropriate cashflow/funding

• Lead from a finance perspective the integration of business systems with SAP/BW i.e. Licensing (IPM), Plics, Uncle, Landmark, SPS etc  

• Work with the business, company secretary and group finance to ensure the appropriate debt equity structures are in place and accounted for appropriately

• Liaise with senior management and peers in the business, Finance & IT to lead the design and development of systems to improve and automate business and finance processes as directed by the Director of Financial Operations.

• Liaise with internal and external auditors.

• Post charges across the company and agree related inter-company balances with all relevant Directorates.

• Automation of our forecasting and budgeting processes

• Manage capital expenditure for the group, including providing appropriate challenge and supporting analyses and controlling the group fixed asset ledger;

• Overall responsibility for the maintenance of the Asset Ledger (tangible and intangible) and the day to day running of the Ledger in accordance with company accounting policy.

• Review and submission of the yearly tax claim schedules to the Tax Manager, ensuring deadlines are met.

• Ensuring thorough financial control of the investment payment process.

• Providing support and advice to investing divisions during forecasts and budgeting, restructures and joint venture projects.

• Reporting of cash co-production activity.

• Overall responsibility for the cash repatriation and discount release process.

• Work with relevant business units to:

o co-ordinate and drive the budget / forecast process,

o provide day to day support to the business community

o control and monitor overhead expenditure across the Divisions.

o ensure budget/ forecast templates are appropriately set up

• Line management of x team members.

• Develop, train and provide on the job coaching, as necessary, to encourage best practice within the department.

• Review reconciliations, analysis and reporting of all corporate related activity

• Prepare written commentaries on financial results (monthly, forecast, budget) as and when required.

• Review reconciliation of Balance Sheet & Profit & Loss accounts, as required, and posting of necessary corrections.

• Prepare forecasts, annual budgets, long term plans and financial models, as required.

• Resolve anomalies and queries and ensure are followed up in a timely manner

• Provide business and financial expertise to ad hoc projects.

• Any other duties in line with the general responsibilities of the post as required by the Director of Financial Operations.


• The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in and understanding of the sector, they will be a qualified accountant with experience gained in a commercial environment.  

• Substantial post-qualification experience of “best-practice” accounting in a complex multinational is a requirement for the role, along with extensive experience and understanding of financial systems/software.

• Advanced Excel skills and experience of SAP/BW would be an advantage.

• Demonstrable experience of/commitment to developing and implementing continual process improvements in a complex reporting structure is a key requirement for the role, as is the ability to respond flexibly to changing operational needs.

• A forward thinking “finisher” with the genuine drive, enthusiasm and commitment to improve the effectiveness of management accounting processes would be best suited for this role.

• Finally a confident team player with strong influencing, facilitation and communication skills who has the ability to motivate a team to deliver quality output to deadline in a challenging environment, along with the above mentioned skills will be ideal within this role.