Group Financial Controller

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My client is a well regarded and rapidly expanding multifaceted group of companies, providing both products and services to a wide range of household names, and have continued to thrive during these unusual economic times.

Due to the above expansion, they now have a vacancy for a Qualified Accountant to join the business as Group Financial Controller, operating as the No 1 within Finance.

Reporting into the MD of the divisional business, you will work from the offices on the Leicestershire / Derbyshire / Nottinghamshire borders, and will be responsible for overseeing the finance and accounting function, including financial controls, standards, and consolidated group reporting, as well as providing analytical and strategic guidance to the Board in relation to building enterprise value.

This is a lead finance position, taking responsibility for a small team covering the below.

Principal Accountabilities:

•Overseeing the monthly adjustments process, ensuring that appropriate and consistent financial controls and standards are in place across the group.
•Driving consolidated Group reporting, with presentation and analysis to the Board on a monthly basis.
•Conducting detailed financial analysis of all aspects of group, individual company, and engagement operations to provide high value insights to help drive growth and profitability.
•Having responsibility for the implementation and management of our Professional Services Automation software, providing support to the delivery teams where necessary, and driving best practise in its use.
•Having responsibility of overseeing the Financial Controller(s) and Financial Administrators, to ensure smooth running of all financial operations (currently a team of 4 FTE).

Person Specification:

•Experience in all aspects of running a small business finance function, and formally qualified in ACA / ACCA / CIMA.
•Commercial awareness is as equally important as financial acumen, with the desire to add value to the business and its mainstream operations.
•Highly capable in understanding and use of complex systems, in order to champion the use of our professional services automation software.

Skills and Competencies:

•Qualifications – ACA / ACCA / CIMA.
•Strategic Mindset – Steps back and takes a broader perspective, looking ahead to future possibilities and translating into action.
•Focus on Clients – Understands the expectations and requirements of our Clients, prioritises their needs above that of the company and individuals, and relentlessly pursues excellence in service.
•Courage – Stepping up to address difficult issues, saying what needs to be said within client engagements and internally.
•Managing Ambiguity – Operating effectively, even when things are not certain, or the way forward is not clear.
•Building the Team – Creating teams which excel at what they do, facilitating teamwork, collaboration and knowledge sharing throughout the Group in support of the sector strategy.
•Doing the Right thing – Being honest, professional, disciplined in everything they do.
•Continuously Improving – Constantly improving what we do and innovating to stay ahead of the competition, including rigorous pursuit of professional training; this includes helping others to get better at what they do.
•Delivering Results – Focuses on getting things done, making sure we do what we say.

Salary and Benefits:

•Competitive basic salary dependant on experience
•Company Pension scheme
•Private medical insurance
•25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
•Option to buy or sell up to 3 days holiday per year
•1 day to volunteer, for a charity of your choice
•Opportunity for progression, including a designated training budget
•Friendly, flexible, and dynamic team working environment

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