Role details

Group Financial Controller

City of London   •   £475 - £600 per day (£123,491 - £155,988)   •  Temporary

Bullet points

  • 12 month maternity cover contract
  • High growth satellite Communications business

About Our Client

My client is a global satellite communications provider based in London with operations across the globe. They are currently experiencing high growth as a result of new live satellites, increased bandwidth, and new contract wins.

Job Description

Your key responsibilities as the Group Financial Controller based in London will encompass the following:

Internal Reporting

  • Detailed review & challenge with FMs of monthly company and Group management accounts and KPI pack
  • Ensure & drive adherence to month end timetable
  • Preparation of finance papers for Board meetings
  • Drive quality and consistency of reporting

External Reporting

  • Responsible for Annual and interim Group accounts prepared under IFRS
  • Responsible for Annual statutory accounts prepared by Financial Controllers
  • Accounting counter-part for Group Tax Manager - support, review, communication

Budget & Reforecast

  • Monitor YTD revenue and EBITDA and maintain a view on forecasts for these figures for each quarter, half year and full year on a rolling basis
  • Run quarterly meetings with departments on budget performance
  • Annual budget project manager.
  • Support planned transition from Excel-based to SAP-based budgeting for FY18

Team Management

  • Immediate line manager for all Financial Controllers in addition to the accounts payable and payroll team.
  • Setting and monitoring targets & development
  • Support development of company Financial Controllers
  • Team administration of annual leave, sickness etc

Payments & Payroll

  • Review all payments and payment runs in detail to ensure properly authorised and consistent with positive cash flow management, commercial and budget knowledge
  • Responsibility for weekly cash management
  • Review of payroll and payroll related items

Billing & Revenue

  • Review of revenue recognition workings for new contracts and contract amendments
  • Ensure billing is complete, accurate and timely
  • Oversight of credit control, timely and consistent following of chase procedures and early escalation of problem invoices and accounts


  • Support with day to day banking relationships
  • Support with leasing arrangements

The Successful Applicant

As the successful Group Financial Controller for this high-growth technology business you will demonstrate the following:

  • Minimum of 5+ years' experience in a Group Financial Controller role
  • Substantial experience within the finance teams of international businesses
  • Experience in supporting the development of finance departments in rapidly growing businesses
  • Substantial experience of working with ERP systems
  • Member of a professional accounting body (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)
  • Strong IFRS knowledge
  • Very good commercial and business awareness coupled with strong analytical skills
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail, logical and reasoned approach to problem solving with a can-do attitude

What's on Offer

This role will pay between £450/day and £600/day dependant on the level of experience.

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