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Title Group Financial Controller
Role RecruitGibraltar are currently helping our client one of the best known and highly regarded companies within the financial services industry to find a Group Financial Controller to ensure strong accounting and reporting throughout the Group, including overseeing and monitoring an effective control environment and providing strategic information and advice to the CFO and/or CEO.

What is the plan for the Group Financial Controller role?

Report to the CFO in regards to all financial and accounting activities and support the CFO in the effective management of the Group's financial affairs.
The position is process driven, such as consolidating management accounts, preparing financial statements, budget reports, forecasts, cost analysis reports, as well as making recommendations for spending or cost cuts.
Provide financial analysis and advice to the Board at any time it is involved in business transactions or acquisitions.
Supervise the Financial Controllers of each of the subsidiaries/sub-groups and act as Financial Controller for the nontrading sales offices and the holding company.

What will you do as a Group Financial Controller?

 To ensure that internal accounting systems, processes, and controls throughout the Group conform to accepted accounting principles and are robust and support the needs of the business. To maintain a continuous dialogue with the subsidiary Financial Controllers, whose work you will supervise.
 To organise and ensure the upward flow of accurate financial information from subsidiary Financial Controllers, consolidating, reviewing, and interpreting the information and to prepare a monthly summary in the format agreed with the CFO, for presentation to the Group Board, on a monthly basis.
 To investigate, report and explain to the CFO, variances between actual and budget figures, variances from agreed Key Performance Indicators (KPls) and other exceptions.
 To organise the annual budget "build-up" process. To support the subsidiary Financial Controllers and, if necessary, the boards of the subsidiaries, in preparing "bottom-up" budgets and business plans. To review and challenge the individual budgets prepared by the subsidiaries.
 To draft, for review by the CFO, statutory accounts for release to Shareholders, the Stock Market (both under IFRS principles) and for filing at the Companies Registry, where appropriate. Liaise with the Group Company Secretary and Marketing Support on preparation and publication of the Annual Report.
 To review the financial statements of the subsidiary companies prior to acceptance and signing by the respective Boards.
 To liaise with the Group's external auditors for interim, systems and year-end audits. To review management letters and audit committee reports and contribute as necessary. To attend audit committee meetings as required by the CFO.
 To monitor and forecast credit control and cash-flow throughout the Group. To provide a "treasury" management function, collecting excess funds into Group revenue reserves and providing and monitoring loans to subsidiaries lacking sufficient working capital.
 To act as Company Financial Controller for the holding company, preparing Plc's budget, maintaining accounting records, monitoring expenditure and preparing management reports for inclusion in the Group's consolidated accounts.
 To oversee and control the financial aspect of the sales offices including but not limited to personnel and travel costs, treasury management, and preparation and submission of annual financial statements to relevant authority bodies.
 To work closely with Risk Management I Internal Audit in business process reviews and the provision of Management Information.

What do you know that makes you a great Group Financial Controller?

 Experience of working in a Financial Controller position with deep knowledge relating to finance, financial transactions, financial statements and reporting
 Experience in completion of Statutory Accounts including group consolidation
 IFRS and UK GAAP reporting knowledge
 Excellent project management skills
 An accountancy qualification (ACA, CIMA or ACCA or equivalent)
 Strong management and leadership skills and the ability to motivate and develop a team
 Solid written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
 Strong ability to implement and monitor internal controls
 Experience of working in a controlled and deadline-driven environment
 Strategic finance and tax planning
 High level of commercial awareness with an understanding and appreciation of business practices, approaches, organisation, politics and culture

Salary circa 80k based on experience with bonus, an excellent relocation package and private healthcare.

Job Industry Accountancy and Insurance
Location Gibraltar
Job Status Active
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