Group Financial Controller (Project Environment)

AJ Chambers
Stratford and New Town, London (Greater)
£60,000 - £65,000
07 Jul 2021
06 Aug 2021
Professional Membership
Seniority Level
Contract Type
Full time, Permanent

Group Financial Controller (Project Environment)

AJ Chambers are excited to be working with an innovative and award-winning global business that are market leaders in their specialist field.

We are currently seeking a new Group Financial Controller to lead a team in the creation and management of Accounts, Budgets, Forecasts and Annual Financial Statements, as well as to monitor performance against financial targets. As the Head of the department, you will mentor and develop the team working for you and ensure that high standards are always upheld.

The successful candidate will be commercially focused, have an exceptional eye for detail and will be either ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified, or Qualified by Experience. Supporting the Group to drive profitability and value creation, you will provide financial leadership and comprehensive management and analytical resource to the business.


  • Coordinate and manage group cash flow and bank liaison.
  • Govern accounting software and the ledgers therein.
  • Administer and supervise payroll for the company.
  • Preparation and analysis of group monthly management accounts, performance, variances, and trends.
  • Preparation of group planning, budgeting, and forecasting processes.
  • Development, implementation and documentation of effective and efficient business processes, internal controls, and accounting policies to ensure robust financial control.
  • Overseeing the control of Payables and Receivables.
  • Liaising with the company’s external accountants regarding audit and other ad-hoc matters.
  • Responsibility for review and finalisation of quarterly VAT returns as well as lead the relationships with HMRC/Companies House for various matters.
  • Review and creation of various contracts as required.
  • Management of project work including tender submissions.
  • Support of operations where required.

Key Skills:

  • Strong Excel skills including Pivot Tables and Vlookups.
  • Sage 50 Accounts experience essential.
  • Be approachable and trusted by employees and office staff, as well as external stakeholders.
  • Highly organised and able to plan and multi-task.
  • Adapts quickly to changes.
  • Self-motivated and outgoing.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Comfortable with delegating.
  • Good team player.
  • Able to identify problems in processes and resolve them in a quick and timely manner.
  • Able to work under pressure and motivate a team to deliver even in difficult circumstances.


  • ACA / ACCA / CIMA Qualified, or
  • Qualified by Experience.

As an ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified accountant (or qualified by experience) with strong technical accounting and commercial skills gained within an expanding SME environment, you will demonstrate a track record of delivering robust financial and cost control procedures, business profitability, increasing financial value and challenging key stakeholders on business-critical decision making. The role demands strong technical capability, the ability to plan for future growth, the gravitas to positively influence the Group and a hands-on, proactive approach. This is an excellent opportunity to undertake a highly visible role and positively impact the business as a member of the Senior Management team.

Report to:

  • Group General Manager

Direct Reports:

  • Finance Manager
  • Finance Officers


  • Due to the nature of the business, regular overseas travel will be expected. This will occur every 6-8 weeks and the usual stay between 1-2 weeks at a time (expenses paid for).

Remuneration and Reward

  • In reward, the company offers a competitive benefits package and a starting base salary of between £60,000 - £65,000 (negotiable depending on skills and experience).

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

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