Robert Half

Financial Controller

England, London
£55000 - £70000 per annum
02 Oct 2017
30 Oct 2017
Robyn Richmond
Qualification Level
Fully qualified
Professional Membership
Contract Type

Senior Financial Controller

Set up good financial accounting policies and practices for the group, leads financial accounting for UK and US legal entities, and leads Accounts Payable.

  • Financial accounting for UK and US legal entities
  • Coordinate work of finance controllers for other group legal entities (these are not direct reports)
  • Business partner with the CFO, Senior Finance and non-finance personnel (Sales, Marketing, IT)
  • Develop, document and implement group accounting processes, controls and policies
  • Manage one direct report
  • Advise CFO on all financial and accounting matters, KPI's and key drivers of business performance
  • Work with external advisers & company secretaries for the production of statutory accounts, group consolidated accounts and tax returns
  • Manage VAT for UK company
  • Liaise and work closely with Global entities (USA, France)

Reports to
  • Group CFO

Must Have:
  • Retail, Wholesale, Manufacturing experience (fashion would be a bonus)
  • French language (at least business level)
  • Experience setting up accounting processes, controls and policies and leading an accounting team
  • 3+ years working with ERP package
  • Medium - Advanced Excel (pivot tables, lookups)
  • Industry experience:
    • International group
    • Manufacturing business
    • International intercompany trading & reconciliation

Key Competencies:
  • Drive, initiative and energy
  • Organizational and planning ability
  • Ability to influence others who are not direct reports
  • Judgment on business, financial and HR matters
  • Attention to detail and determination to meet deadlines with quality work
  • Good communication skills - written and spoken
  • Ability to flourish in dynamic SME environment

Robert Half Ltd acts as an employment business for temporary positions and an employment agency for permanent positions. Robert Half is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Suitable candidates with equivalent qualifications and more or less experience can apply.

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