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Group Financial Controller

  • Ref: JH0802


  • To provide all external financial reporting annual report and half year results for the group.
  • To provide accounting technical advice to other Group functions and subsidiaries on financial accounting and external reporting issues.
  • To assess impacts of proposed changes in accounting/ reporting requirements and help develop resulting implementation plans.
  • To be an active and enthusiastic member of a professional team with responsibility for managing the financial governance and reporting processes across Group companies.

Group Financial Controller responsibilities include...


Financial Reporting

  • Act as a prime source of internal accounting technical expertise on external financial reporting and disclosure issues under IFRS
  • Prepare Group consolidated financial statements from subsidiary reporting packs: from planning and timetables to final reports
  • Delivery of external Group financial reporting to Stock Exchange and statutory deadlines, including Group Annual Report
  • Technical advice and review of subsidiary external reporting/statutory accounts
  • Preparation of statutory accounts for Group non-trading companies and pension schemes
  • Ensuring consistency of reporting; approach, practices and policies across the Group.
  • Interaction with external auditors - Half Year Review and full year audit / Annual Report

Additional Areas

Provide accounting and project evaluation support for the wider Group Finance section as required, including providing input to internal reporting processes when needed

  • Close liaison with subsidiaries on acquisition accounting and impacts of company restructuring projects
  • Maintenance of Group financial procedures and policies
  • Liaison with Group Treasury and subsidiaries re accounting interest cost for different types of debt instruments - e.g. convertible bonds, index-linked bonds, finance leases, hybrid capital securities
  • Liaison with Group Treasury re borrowings covenant documentation, compliance (including headroom) and certification
  • Liaison with external advisors and subsidiaries in the preparation and review of iXBRL tagged accounts for submission with company corporation tax returns

Group Financial Controller requirements include...


  • Requirements
  • ACA/ACCA qualified Accountant
  • Proven post-qualification experience with commercial awareness. Experience of preparing financial information in a corporate environment
  • Fully conversant with reporting under IFRS and able to take technical lead on new standards / issues
  • Excellent communicator - both written and verbal

Strong analytical skills

  • Good knowledge of Excel, Word and Powerpoint and working with multi-company general ledger systems
  • Attention to detail and ability to prioritise

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