A highly successful international organisation that is growing through multiple acquisitions globally is looking to bring on board an Assistant Financial Controller. This is a new role which will play a critical part in the building of a 'best in class' control environment for the Group. Working together with a high performing team and reporting directly to the Financial Controller - Group, you will ultimately raise the profile of Group Finance for the Audit Committee and the Board. Against a background of significant change, including mergers and acquisitions and the implementation of a worldwide ERP system, you will provide high-quality technical support.
The successful assistant Financial Controller will be directly reporting into the Financial Controller of this expanding organisation. This is a varied role which requires a pro-active individual who is able and willing to travel within the UK and internationally and that would thrive in a constantly evolving business. The Assistant Financial Controller will have a number of Business Units allocated to them, for which they will have responsibility for various control functions.
Responsibilities for the Assistant Financial Controller position will include:
- Acquisitions, manage the financial integration of acquired entities, liaising with other departments and Group entities to ensure the timely receipt and communication of information.
- Assist acquired entities with Group systems to roll out, training and month-end reporting as required.
- Assist with the preparation of balance sheets, the preparation of pre-acquisition financial information for board reporting purposes and the loading of post-acquisition budgets into the consolidation system
- Assist with the implementation of robust internal controls in acquired entities where required.
- The month and year-end reporting
- Detailed review and challenge of monthly financial submissions from the allocated Business Units.
- On site control reviews and audits of the allocated Business Units.
- Assist with the annual audit process, including the preparation of year-end position papers and the preparation of the consolidated Group financial statements.
- Technical Support, assist with the adoption of new and updated accounting policies.
The successful Assistant Financial Controller will ideally have the following experience.
- ACA or ACCA qualified with at least three years post qualified experience, Ideally practice trained or looking to make their first move into industry
- Excellent organisation and communication skills.
- Up to date knowledge of IFRS and a desire to remain technically up-to-date.
- Strong understanding of financial control environments and month end accounting processes.
- Analytical review and challenge, either from an audit background or a similar role in the industry.
- Ability to analyse and challenge financial information.
- Ability to quickly learn, work with and train others in, the use of the Group Consolidation system
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