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DATE ADDED: Thu 26/03/2020

Senior Financial Controller - Financial Services - London

London, UK


JOB TYPE: Permanent, FullTime

SALARY: £80,0000 per year

A global financial services organisation are looking for a commercial, forward looking qualified accountant with significant years PQE to support the Finance team in a number of change and improvement projects, whilst managing the financial close process and year end reporting for 15+ entities in consolidation.


  • Manage and oversee the finance activities performed by on & off-shore financial accountants in the monthly close process for multiple entities
  • Assist in the annual Budget process including summarising financial performance of legal entities to Finance Business Partners
  • Oversee the end to end finance processes, partnering with Finance Operations, Payroll, Treasury, Accounts Payable and Intercompany teams to execute accounting and finance matters.
  • Identify and implement improvements to the month end processes, accounting close model and controls.
  • Lead in the development of entity financial control environment, including critical analysis of key balance sheet accounts, cash flow forecasts, liquidity assessments and oversight of sub-ledger reconciliations.
  • Manage the preparation of the external reporting submissions under IFRS
  • Responsible for the planning the accounting team’s production statutory accounts.
  • Key point of contact for the external auditors, including impairment reviews and going concern assessments.
  • Prepare ad-hoc accounting papers, dividend proposals and briefing memos for distribution to Boards of Directors

Personal Qualities & Experience

  • Big 4 qualified Chartered Accountant with minimum 5 years PQE
  • Previous experience managing a team of considerable size
  • Strong financial accounting and control experience
  • Used to operating at a fast paced environment
  • Experience working on large multi-currency consolidations and matrix structures.
  • Strong stakeholder management / collaborative working across all levels in the business
  • Oracle systems knowledge