Role details

UK Financial Controller

City of London   •   £55,000 - £60,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • NASDAQ listed company, headquarted in US
  • Named as one of America's Best Management Consulting Firms

About Our Client

Our client provides professionals services and technology solutions that vastly improve areas that are critical to the world's future. From research and analysis through implementation and improvement the firm combine their specialist industry knowledge with passion for their work to produce compelling results throughout their entire program life cycle. Established over 40 years ago, they have been serving government at all levels, major corporations and multilateral institutions. With over 5000 employees and 65 offices worldwide our client has developed a global brand. Gross revenue came to $1.13 billion in 2015 and the E&A region contributed 10% of this from the London HQ.

Job Description

As the UK Financial Controller you will responsible for a broad range of duties that include:

  • Manage the day-to-day accounting and compliance execution for all UK legal entities, including a Singapore branch and the Hong Kong entity
  • Lead and mentor UK team of two direct reports and HK team of one part time direct report
  • Challenge, change and improve existing practices, to bring efficiency's in the way we operate
  • Develop, institutionalise and enforce the financial close calendar that is aligned with the corporate accounting close calendar; contributing towards strategic development of the accounting function
  • Ensures accurate internal and external recording and reporting of financial transactions, assists country operations with internal and external audit preparation, and implements recommended procedural improvements
  • UK in-house technical expert for all FRS 102 related compliance, queries and issues
  • To gain an in-depth knowledge of Maconomy and Costpoint accounting systems, as well as gaining a good understanding of Hyperion, which is used for the US Group consolidation
  • Completion of high quality monthly P&L analysis, balance sheet reconciliations, US GAAP reconciliations and other SOX related procedures
  • Completion of UK VAT returns, review of other compliance matters
  • Assist tax and treasury department for all UK and HK related issues, including cash-forecasting and completion of annual tax packs
  • Communicates with other areas of the organisation to achieve the finance department's objectives within the context of the broader business
  • Work with Tax and Treasury teams on related accounting and project initiatives. This could include setting up and maintaining accounting operations surrounding new branch operations of the relevant entities.
  • Ensure full and complete inter-company accounting and reconciliation for UK/HK entities. Working with fellow regional controllers and group accounting.
  • Ad-hoc projects including assisting on any potential due diligence and assistance in migration and upgrade of existing accounting systems

The Successful Applicant

Our client is looking for an outstanding leader and manager, with proven success in developing and mentoring a finance team. You will need to be a team player, with an outgoing and approachable style, and strong verbal, interpersonal and written skills. The successful candidate must have:

  • "Big 4" ACA trained with 2+ years post qualified experience
  • Excellent technical skills (FRS 102/ IRFS/ US GAAP)

What's on Offer

The offer to the successful UK Financial Controller will be between £55,000-£60,000 dependent on experience + benefits and a bespoke career development plan.

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