Group Financial Controller - East Leeds - Hybrid

Posted 26 February 2024
Salary £70000 - £80000 per annum
Discipline Qualified Finance
Contact NameSara Scott

Job description

This is an exciting opportunity for a Group Financial Controller to join a growing, forward thinking and innovative financial services SME, based in Leeds!

The role will head up a finance team of 5 staff - leading, coaching and developing the team, whilst managing change and challenging and improving processes within a customer focused business environment.

Reporting to and working closely with the CFO and Board, the Group Financial Controller will be responsible for creating a strong financial control environment by providing accurate and timely management reporting for the multiple entities within in the Group.

**The role would be ideally suited to a strong people manager with a proven track record within a senior finance role in the financial or professional services sector, who thrives within a hands on, fast paced SME working environment**

Key duties of this role include:

  • Oversee the finance function and all ensure all financial records are accurate for all companies in the Group.
  • Manage and support the performance and development of a team of 5
  • Responsible for full group month end close and preparation of group management accounts 
  • Responsibility over all financial reporting, ensuring the timely and accurate preparation of monthly management accounts, production of month end file and all associated reconciliations.
  • Lead contact with external auditors & tax compliance teams for the audit of the financial statements of the Group including the preparation of statutory accounts under IFRS and annual Corporation Tax calculations.
  • Work closely with the FP&A manager to ensure they have access to accurate information for budgeting and forecasts.
  • Dealing with VAT affairs of the group
  • Overseeing payroll processes ensuring correct payroll information is supplied to outsourced payroll function 
  • Manage group working capital in areas such as aged debt and cash flow forecasting.
  • Responsible for the implementation of new processing/accounting systems as appropriate.

The successful candidate will:
  • Be ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified - Essential
  • Have experience of consolidating group accounts - Essential
  • Have strong technical skills including UK GAAP and UK taxes regimes - Essential
  • Have previous experience in financial services - Desirable

What's on offer?
  • Easily accessible location from North, East, South Yorkshire, Leeds, Wakefield
  • On site parking
  • Hybrid working
  • 37.5 hour working week
  • Company pension
  • Private healthcare
  • Longer term progression to FD