Head of Financial Control

Job Title: Head of Financial Control
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: City of London, London
Salary: £500 - £600 per day
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 3 Months
REF: RB333_1580296969
Contact Name: Rahela Begum
Contact Email:
Job Published: almost 2 years ago

Job Description

The Consultancy Group are currently recruiting for an interim Head of Financial Control for a well known medial business based in Central London.

3-6 months interim role inside IR35.


  • Be the source of excellence for IFRS & FRS guidance, ensuring accounting policies are robust, communicated and applied
  • Prepare accounting papers to support internal practices, and liaise with external auditors to ratify this.
  • Develop and maintain a strong internal controls and review framework
  • Achieve and sustain the highest quality in account reconciliations
  • Manage balance sheet risks, opportunities and provisions, flagging impact on P&L where appropriate, and inputting to forecast/budget processes as appropriate
  • Support the balance sheet review process across the organisation, ensuring accuracy, consistency with policy and timely delivery of requirements
  • Strong focus on working capital and cashflow management, reporting, budgeting and forecasting
  • Strong focus on balance sheet reporting, forecasting and budgeting.
  • Support budgeting, forecasting and long range planning processes by providing tax forecasts, cashflow, balance sheet and covenant forecasts.
  • Manage and report on external banking covenant requirements, taking both a short and mid-term view on management requirements
  • Prepare external reporting as required, including, but not limited to, quarterly bank reporting and Office of National Statistics requirements
  • Drive monthly/quarterly/annual controllership reporting. Manage group consolidation reporting.
  • Identification and communication of risks and opportunities in a timely fashion, making recommendations as to ways forward to manage/mitigate
  • Manage the audit and relevant associated statutory reporting in a timely, accurate and diligent way
  • Anticipate, assess and manage the impact of regulatory, taxation or accounting changes and make recommendations accordingly
  • Manage tax and VAT reporting, as well as tax position of the company both UK and overseas. Provide advice to business on any tax implications of proposed projects.
  • Continual focus on accounting systems to ensure correct usage, maximisation of applications and ongoing reporting improvements
  • Build strong relationships with both internal and external customers and stakeholders, including audit team, tax advisors and systems providers
  • Maintain up to date list of signatories and authorisation limits and review periodically
  • Management and development of payroll team and Financial Accounting Manager.


  • Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) with extensive experience gained in similar roles
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to present and explain complicated concepts
  • Track record of driving process improvements, simplification and control implementation
  • Comfortable with managing multiple priorities
  • Agresso experience preferred but not essential
  • Ability to see the big picture but also comfortable getting into the detail as required
  • Extensive experience of working capital management