Financial Controller (Financial Services)

AJ Chambers
E14 5AA, London (Greater)
£60,000 - £70,000
23 Jun 2021
23 Jul 2021
Qualification Level
Fully qualified
Professional Membership
Seniority Level
Contract Type
Full time, Permanent

Financial Controller (Financial Services)

This role represents an exciting opportunity to join the UK division, of an established global brokerage group, at a pivotal time in their redevelopment and growth plans. The successful applicant will play a key role in overseeing all financial accounting and reporting and directly assisting in the company's financial strategy and planning.

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, you will be responsible for the preparation of the Company’s regulatory reporting and liquidity management and ensuring the strategies comply with relevant statutes, regulations, and policies.

You will be expected to be both hands-on and able to view the daily processes from the top down and to constantly challenge the processes and procedures. You will be able to connect the overall finance function processes and procedures with the organisation’s overarching programmatic goals and mission.

The Financial Controller will also be responsible for assessing the company's financial performance, budget management and cost-benefit analysis, and ensuring financial systems and controls meet best practice.

Key Responsibilities

  • Overall management of the financial aspects of the business.
  • Leading the company’s general financial planning processes, controlling, and coordinating the operating strategy, budgets, forecasts, and regulatory reporting.
  • Ensuring that all financial records are maintained in accordance with appropriate accounting standards.
  • Providing leadership, direction, and guidance to the accounting team in line with the company’s policies and procedures, coaching and mentoring them by setting priorities and accomplishing goals.
  • Present the organisation’s financial information to the Management.
  • Maintain the organisation’s financial policies and procedures manuals.
  • Oversee budgetary planning and cost management in alignment with company strategy.
  • Develop tools and systems to provide critical financial and operational information to Management and make recommendations on both strategy and operations.
  • Prepare and present monthly ad hoc reports for Management.

About you

  • The ideal candidate will have a Professional Accounting Qualification (ACCA, ACA, CIMA) or B.S. in accounting/finance (MBA or master’s degree preferred).
  • 5+ years of similar company environment experience.
  • 3+ years PQE.
  • Experience with FCA regulatory reporting (preferred not essential).
  • Experience in Client Money and Client Assets [CASS] (Preferred not essential).
  • Experience with SUN systems (preferred not essential).
  • Proven problem solving and planning capability with financial responsibility in a similar organisation known for its strong financial discipline and sophisticated systems and operations.
  • Analytical and forecasting experience, particularly related to the creation of new programmatic initiatives that support a multi-faceted organisation.

This is the ideal opportunity for a senior finance leader who thrives in a role with high levels of personal accountability, has experience of driving change and improving standards, and the desire to develop their career within a business undergoing a transformation and growth strategy.

All applications will be handled in the strictest confidence and only the candidates who are in consideration will be contacted.

For further information on this exciting new Financial Controller position, please apply direct or contact Darren Buckley at AJ Chambers