Divisional Financial Controller

England, Hertfordshire, Hemel Hempstead
£60000 - £65000 per annum + £5k Car, 20% Bonus & Bens
14 Oct 2016
21 Oct 2016
Charlotte Garfield
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client, a high-growth, private equity backed business with an impressive track record in its specialist field, is looking to source a dynamic and charismatic Divisional Financial Controller to lead its talented, top performing team. This is a pivotal role for the organisation, with the successful candidate in pole position to progress to FD level in 2 - 3 years' time.

This broad and varied role will be responsible for leading and developing a team of 9, qualified and part-qualified Accountants/Business Partners. You will have great Executive Level and Management exposure, working with them to provide business partnerships, financial information, leadership and direction to ensure targets are met and exceeded.

Main duties include:
* Managing financial reporting process, including commentary on major variances and trends
* Leading the preparation of 3 year business plan and annual budget for business area, including detailed strategic and financial analysis
* Ensuring the timely and accurate production of all financial results, P&L, cash flow and balance sheet
* Delivering successful month end close, approving journals and monitoring variances
* Review balance sheet reconciliations, including reporting of B/S risks and opportunities
* Managing year end accounts production timetable
* Building strong stakeholder relationships
* Challenging existing processes and working methods to deliver a programme of continuous improvements

Key skills and experience required:
* Qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA with relevant PQE gleaned in a fast-paced environment
* Working technical knowledge of reporting standards and excellent management accounting techniques
* Highly confident and capable Manager with proven ability to mentor and develop others
* Someone who demonstrates a real passion to exceed expectations, with a successful record of accomplishments
* Displays clear gravitas, self-awareness, credibility and confidence
* An effective communicator at all levels

This is a truly exciting opportunity, for a 'best in class' Financial Controller with a strong leadership style and ambitions to progress to FD level in the near future, to join an organisation that will reward and acknowledge true talent, ensuring they stay engaged in the business and credited for their achievements.

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