Group Financial Controller

England, Hertfordshire, St. Albans
£65000 per annum
12 Sep 2017
12 Oct 2017
Victoria Grainger
Qualification Level
Fully qualified
Professional Membership
Contract Type

The interim Group Financial Controller will join the business for approximately six months in order to implement a new finance structure and drive and enhance performance efficiency's.

Client Details

Our client is a global organisation within the Housing and Charity sector.


The main responsibilities of interim Group Financial Controller include:

  • To work closely with the Finance Director to deliver the divisional objectives
  • Assisting the development of forecasting models to support the organisational strategy and decision making processes
  • Manage the control of assets such as fixed assets, inventory, cash and debtors
  • Work with the divisional and central finance teams to ensure standardisation of key controls, accounting practices and processes
  • To work with the Finance Director to design and implement a new finance structure
  • Preparing and publishing timely, monthly and annual financial statements
  • Leading on the completion of yearly and monthly financial processes such as annual management accounts
  • Coordinating and preparing regulatory reports
  • Prepare monthly management accounts at group, division and project level and budgets for TAS including commentary and full year forecast
  • Monitor capital expenditure against budget/authorised amount, ensuring that capitalised balances are in agreement with the fixed asset register
  • Prepare financial viability statements (FV5) for submission to the Housing Corporation
  • Prepare VAT returns for TAS
  • Account for merging societies by obtaining cessation accounts, property valuations, closing "old" bank accounts and liquidating investment portfolios
  • To be the administrator for the QLx and MMS computerised accounting system
  • Work closely with the Executive team and other senior management teams
  • Liaise and help manage the external and internal audit work
  • Management of a team, so that objectives are achieved in a timely and cost-effective manner


The successful candidate will have the following key attributes:
  • Qualified ACA/CIMA/ACCA
  • Experience of the finance issues relating to the housing and care sector
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills
  • Experience of Housing Corporation requirements
  • Multi-site management experience
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills

Job Offer

Salary negotiable