Financial Controller

Posted 09 January 2023
Salary £76000.00 - £85000.00 per annum
LocationCity of London
Job type Permanent
DisciplineAccounting & Finance
Contact NameSamuel Everton

Job description

Our Client:

Our client is an iconic multinational corporation with a mandate for growth as they navigate through increased demand and international opportunities. This organisation holds their finance team in the highest regard and have a clear focus on individual growth and development.

The Role:

Due to the continues growth, they require an energetic Financial Controller to join the finance team on a permeant basis. This team member will be involved across all activities of the function, including:

  • Manage a team of four direct reports and 5 indirect reports
  • Deliver timely and accurate financial reports in accordance with IFRS and local statutory requirements, primarily responsible for review and sign off of 13 entities
  • Review monthly packs for trading entities within Group
  • Oversee outsourced accounting services provided for European Regional Offices including management of key relationships with stakeholders
  • Develop and monitor appropriate internal controls to ensure conformance and compliance with policies and J-SOX
  • Manage the relationship with external auditors and play a key role in the complex annual external and internal audit requirements
  • Document and maintain complete and accurate supporting information for all financial transactions
  • Support the business and logistic departments in the preparation and execution of the annual stock take and follow up
  • Proactively support FX position reporting to Treasury Team
  • Proactively manage Intercompany/Group reconciliations
  • Provide guidance and support to business departments and regional corporate departments as required
  • Responsible for the management and development of the European accounting team
  • Play a key leadership role in wider Accounting function to improve collaboration within Accounting function.


The role requires an articulate individual with the ability to communicate and build relationships at all levels internally, and with external suppliers and stakeholders.

  • Qualified accountant (ACA preferable)
  • 5 years + Post Qualification experience
  • Significant audit experience
  • Up to date compliance knowledge
  • To possess good interpersonal skills to deal with colleagues of all levels
  • Computer skills including advanced knowledge and experience of working with Excel and complex accounting systems