Financial Controller
Leicester
£50,000
Permanent

An exciting opportunity has become available for a technically strong and analytical Financial Controller to join a national retailer. Reporting to the CFO, the primary purpose of this role is to oversee the group financial reporting requirements, manage the management accounts function take leadership for all external financial and tax reporting as well as owning financial governance and controls for the organisation.

Key Responsibilities:

– Manage a team of 2 and support the other finance teams in producing monthly and year-end accounts
– Lead, contribute and present the monthly management accounts process
– Lead the year-end reporting and audit process (group & statutory)
– Manage the legal entity financial reporting and taxation obligations for the group, including consolidation
– Working with internal, external tax auditors, consultants and other service providers
– Ensure Tax governance & optimisation is in place including process, systems & controls (VAT, Corp Tax etc.)
– Ensuring accounting treatment is compliant with statutory requirements and IFRS
– Ensure statutory accounting policies and procedures are in place
– Lead, develop and retain strong finance and accounting teams
– Drive improvements and efficiencies and raise financial awareness across the business
– Project work to build business and improve streamline systems, processes and controls
– Lead the implementation of a new Finance System

The ideal candidate will have:

– Able to think strategically, execute methodically & have high level of energy & commitment
– Strong analytical skills, ability to identify & solve ambiguous problems & design models
– High attention to detail & ability to manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously
– Experience in a group structure with multiple entities
– Demonstrable ability to coordinate projects across functional teams & matrix resource pools
– Possesses a solid understanding of financial software as well as experience in implementation of Financial Reporting Systems
– Qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA (or equivalent)

Benefits:

– Staff Discount – 10% discount on all purchases in the store
– My Staff Shop – exclusive discount staff benefits portal
– Life Assurance cover
– Health & Wellbeing – employee assistance programme to support you
– Pension scheme

Tagged as: Accounting/Financial/Insurance

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