Elevation Senior Finance is currently looking to recruit a commercially focused Group Financial Controller in Leeds on behalf of a fast-growing business that is set for continual growth over the next few years both in the UK and Globally. Reporting to the Finance Director, this is a fast-paced role that will form a crucial link between finance and the wider business. Producing the month-end results, whilst ensuring the board receives value-adding management reports which drive decision-making.

Key duties and responsibilities will include:

* Reporting to the Finance Director, though also building strong working relationships throughout the organisation
* Leadership of the finance team, staff mentoring/ training/ personal development and building resilience through role-sharing and succession planning
* Continuous improvement of an effective control environment to manage financial, operational and business risks
* Monthly management reporting, providing insightful business performance analysis to the management team and Board
* Lead the business planning process, including annual budgeting and regular reiteration of projections, adopting a collaborative approach ensuring this accurately reflects operational assumptions and the group’s strategic objectives
* Cashflow management comprising short-term forecasting and longer-term projections
* Improve the communication and sharing of financial information across the group and its operational leaders
* Business partnering, attending operational meetings and working closely with senior management
* Liaison with contacts from overseas subsidiaries
* Maintain excellent relationships with external stakeholders
* Provide advice and guidance to colleagues and management teams
* Oversight of monthly, quarterly and annual tax compliance matters
* Manage the annual statutory audit and corporation tax process for all group entities and the consolidation
* Liaising with key stakeholders/finance providers

The successful Group Financial Controller will need to be able to demonstrate the following skills and experiences:

* Qualified ACA /CIMA/ACCA
* Experience in leading, mentoring and developing a sizeable finance team
* A team player, leading by example, with the ability to bring out the best in others
* Excellent presentation skills
* Significant experience in management reporting and business planning in a group environment
* Detail-oriented as well as seeing the bigger picture
* Track record of managing and improving effective and controlled processes
* Experience in business systems reviews and implementation
* High energy levels, resilient, self-motivated, proactive

Elevation Accountancy & Finance is a specialist division of Elevation Recruitment focusing on the recruitment of talented Accountancy and Finance professionals across all levels, from Ledger Clerks to Financial Directors in Yorkshire and surrounding regions. If you match the specified criteria and are interested in discussing the position in more detail, we would love to hear from you.

Tagged as: Accounting/Financial/Insurance

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