Financial Controller

  • Location

    Leeds, West Yorkshire

  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

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  • Salary:

    £65000 - £70000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Lucy Regan

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  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

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Our client based in Leeds city centre, has demonstrated some incredible growth over the last few years and certainly has a bright future ahead of them too. This global business provide innovative solutions to their clients and boast an impressive portfolio of customers that they currently work with across the world.

Due to their recent success, they are now looking to strengthen their finance team to facilitate their future growth plans. They are looking to hire a Financial Controller to lead their transactional finance function and to be personally responsible for all complex technical accounting issues across the company.

If you are looking for a stable business given the period of uncertainty we are going through, that can develop and progress your career quickly then this is the ideal opportunity to apply for!

As the Financial Controller you will be responsible for the following duties:-

-Manage and develop a large finance team consisting of 20 people with 4 direct reports
-Ensure effective development plans are in place for your team holding regular one to ones, albeit through video call for the foreseeable
-Filing the statutory accounts for the UK and other international entities
-Multi currency consolidations
- Dealing with external and internal auditors, tax advisors and banking facilities
- Producing the monthly management accounts
- Development of KPI's across the business
- Improving financial controls were necessary and ensuring you are mitigating any risk towards the business
-Cash management
-Ownership of the balance sheet
-Developing current systems and processes
- Work closely with the commercial finance function
-Corporation tax

The right candidate for this opportunity will ideally be an ACA qualified accountant as a technical accounting background is highly essential for this position. Other candidates will be considered if they can demonstrate the correct skill set in their previous roles.

Aside from having the technical ability you must be able to show that you have managed a team effectively and be confident in a leading a large finance function from day one.

You will be driven and ambitious and looking to work in a large and substantially growing company with a really interesting product that everyone can relate to. You will have an excellent and highly dynamic team around you to offer all the support you will need to thrive in this position.

Please apply or get in touch with Lucy Regan for further details.

To apply please send your CV, quoting our reference and specifying which website you saw this position advertised on. Due to the high volume of applications please accept that if we have not responded to your application within seven days, your application has not been successful.

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