Interim Group Financial Controller

Job Title: Interim Group Financial Controller
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: London, England
Salary: Up to £70000 per annum + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 12 Months
REF: LL3790Q_1550588836
Contact Name: Lucy Lawton
Contact Email:
Job Published: 7 months ago

Job Description

A leading retailer require a Group Financial Controller on a 12 month fixed term contract basis.

The Group Financial Controller is a broad financial accounting role with two direct reports, with the key focus being to navigate three legal entities through year end.

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the month end management accounts meetings, providing a summary of the consolidated P&L, as well as balance sheet, cash flow and fixed asset analyses
  • Responsibility for the financial accounting function, reviewing balance sheet reconciliations to ensure a clean year end process
  • Guide the business through its July year end for the UK business, liaising with auditors and overseeing the production of the statutory accounts
  • Management of the Accounts Payable Team. This will provide control through reviews of creditors' reports, as well as reviews of process within the team
  • Administration of the finance system, including coordination of testing during system upgrades

Key Requirements

  • A qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA) with considerable experience as a financial controller
  • Ideally experience within a retail environment
  • Exposure to both statutory accounting and commercial management reporting.
  • Strong leader, with demonstrable experience leading financial accounts teams and accounts payable functions through successful year ends
  • Technically and commercially astute
  • Prepared accounts under UK GAAP.