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Group Financial Controller - Professional Services

Ref: JN -062019-66860
GBP65000 - GBP75000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
UK, London
Accounting, Financial Control
5th September 2019
Job Type

Group Financial Controller

Up to £75,000 + Benefits + Bonus


A leading Global Professional Services Company is seeking a Group Financial Controller to oversee the operation of the global finance function, comprising teams across the UK, Europe, and worldwide. The successful hire will also business partner with key decision-makers to drive forward financial objectives.

It is essential that the day-to-day operations are executed flawlessly, affording the finance function the credibility and authority to shape the agenda and direction of the business. Processes are ever-evolving; it is essential that the Group FC is curious, open-minded, and able to effect change whilst keeping multiple stakeholders aligned. Given the ever-evolving nature of finance, the company is undergoing an exciting period of development. The Group FC needs to be a catalyst to accelerate that change and will be key in setting and achieving the financial strategy.

Key Responsibilities include:


· Preparation and review of quality and insightful monthly consolidated group management accounts, overseeing work of the teams in London and Europe

· Review of team and office level P&Ls

· Board reporting, including commentary, variance analysis, KPIs, trend analysis


· Design and maintenance of appropriate financial controls to ensure compliance with the Group delegations of authority framework and budget

· Cash flow forecasting at entity and group level

· Working capital management and balance sheet maintenance, including overseeing accounts receivable and accounts payable teams globally

· Managing global banking relationships as first point of contact

· Review payroll and bonus calculations and management of third-party outsourced providers

Compliance & Statutory

· Responsible for all Group and subsidiary audits

· Preparation of Group consolidation

· Responsible for international transfer pricing

· Responsible for corporation tax filings in UK and Europe (working with external advisors)

· Oversee preparation of quarterly VAT/GST returns and filing globally

· Oversee payroll filing compliance of third-party outsourced payroll providers and internally, including UK PSA settlement


· Supporting the CFO in annual budget and annual reforecast process

· Business partner with senior business leaders to deliver business financial objectives

· Design and preparation of commercial analysis to support business strategic objectives

· Management and oversight of all compensation and incentive schemes, including scheme design

· Supporting CFO on strategic projects, including overseas expansion, financing and new product development

The successful hire will meet the following requirements:

· Qualified Accountant (ACCA/ ACA/ CA/ CIMA)

· Extensive team management experience

· Group consolidation experience

· Multi-currency/ multi-jurisdiction exposure

· System integration and business transformation experience (desirable)

· External finance experience (desirable)

Apply at your earliest convenience, or get in touch with Chris Raymond at Cobalt Recruitment.

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