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Group Financial Controller/Group Finance Director - Edinburgh

Highly competitive salary and package including bonus, pension & share options - Industry & Commerce - Finance Executive/Management
Ref: 2553 Date Posted: Monday 16 Jul 2018
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iMultiply have been retained by a business looking to list to appoint a permanent Group Financial Controller/Group Finance Director based in Edinburgh.

The Company

This business boasts a number of trusted and valued partnerships right across the globe. It’s currently in an exciting phase of growth as its recently strengthened and diversified its revenue streams and market offering, with further M&A activity highly likely over the next five years. It’s critical that the Group Financial Controller/Group Finance Director is able to partner with the CFO to build on the financial readiness of the company to facilitate further growth and deliver on shareholders’ expectations.

The Role

The Group Financial Controller/Group Finance Director will take responsibility for the delivery of accurate and high quality financial information and will be a key senior member of the finance function, organising and leading the team. The position will support the company’s global expansion by assisting in the development of the company’s finance team and by implementing appropriate control and reporting frameworks in support of the activities across the globe. The client is also seeking someone capable of progressing to CFO within the near future.

On Offer

The position of Group Financial Controller/Group Finance Director will offer a highly competitive salary and benefits package including bonus, pension and share options. The office premises are based in Edinburgh and easily accessible via public transport.

You will be involved in but not restricted to the following duties:

  • Manage all aspects of group statutory accounting in accordance with IFRS, including the group consolidation for all UK and international subsidiaries
  • Supervise the preparation of financial statements to meet corporate accounting requirements
  • Maintain all records, registers and books of accounts covering all revenue, expenditure, assets and liabilities
  • Develop and provide management reporting for the Executive team
  • Support the CFO in the delivery of the Company’s strategic initiatives and transactions
  • Conduct finance due diligence and lead on finance integration activities in relation to acquisitions and disposals
  • Provide financial review and interrogation of capital expenditure proposals
  • Provide commercial decision support to the CFO including project costing, pricing of bids and contracts review
  • Work with relevant project managers on project costing for new and existing projects and prepare and update project forecasts on a regular basis. Including consideration of cash, accounting and tax implications
  • Assist the CFO in ensuring all statutory tax obligations are met
  • Assist with the development of short, medium and long term strategic business plans and objectives and be proactively involved in the preparation of budgets for the organisation, including the annual planning process
  • Assist with managing the banking and treasury requirements including borrowings, interest rate management, investments and capital expenditure
  • Manage all inter-company accounting requirements
  • Maintain an awareness of, and implement, accounting standards and /or legislative changes
  • Provide technical leadership and direction to the businesses, partnering with the senior management team on an ongoing basis
  • Review and develop financial controls, policies and processes, ensuring a robust environment as the business continues to grow, including the mitigation of business risks
  • Champion the governance agenda and lead in establishing and maintaining best practice accounting processes and controls across the group
  • Assist with the development, management and execution of a Company monitoring control framework, including onsite reviews of business units, process flows and other ad-hoc monitoring
  • Assist with the management and execution of the periodic company risk assessment
  • Key contact for external advisors including auditors, tax advisors, etc.
  • Manage internal stakeholders, including other members of the executive team
  • Responsible for accounting system maintenance and upgrades

To be considered for this opportunity, you must have the following experience:

  • Qualified Accountant with significant post qualification experience – ESSENTIAL
  • Strong group experience is ESSENTIAL, preferably within a listed business
  • Proven track record of operating within a senior/leadership capacity
  • Ability to interact, engage and influence with senior internal and external stakeholders
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills

Please do not hesitate to contact John Gilbertson on 0131 603 7747 or for a private & confidential discussion.