European Financial Controller - Maternity Cover

£100000 - £110000 per annum
07 Oct 2020
04 Nov 2020
Greg Holden
Job Title
Financial Risk
Contract Type
Full Time
A growing private equity backed business is seeking to cover a Maternity Contract of a minimum of 14 months with the primary purpose of the role being the Group finance and accounting lead for the Europe region. This role is responsible for leading the finance accounting and reporting functions in Europe, which includes all elements of statutory and group reporting, internal controls, system improvements, and finance policies and procedures. More specifically, your remit will be:
  • Manage the month end reporting process for Europe in line with the group timetable
  • Manage & coordinate the annual audit for Europe to meet the group statutory reporting timeframe
  • Manage the local statutory reporting process for the European legal entities
  • Business partner with regional Finance Directors in a Group capacity
  • Coordination of the European tax accounting frameworks with the Europe Tax Manager
  • Lead on improvement initiatives and system improvements
  • Group support for entity acquisitions
Experience of overseeing a European accounting function will be essential with knowledge of local GAAP and conversion requirements to IFRS for Group reporting. Understanding group consolidation processes and utilisation of large ERP systems are also essential. You will have strong leadership skills and proven track record in influencing stakeholders in a multinational company. Adaptability to change and organisational transformation in high growth environments with evidential business acumen will also be looked for. Must be a qualified, ideally Chartered Accountant and available on short notice.