Financial Controls Manager

Competitive Salary, Bonus & Excellent Benefits
05 Nov 2020
03 Dec 2020
Laura Leslie
Job Title
Financial Risk
Contract Type
Full Time
Outstanding opportunity for a Financial Controls Manager to join one of the North West’s fastest-growing, International businesses based close to Warrington. (Employees are currently working from home and going forwards, there will likely be weekly requirements to be Warrington-office based, opening it up to candidates located UK-wide.)

This is a new role within the finance team to support the businesses ambition to operate a best in class finance function. The individual will drive financial control framework documentation including policies, procedures, process flows and risk registers. They will be both the driver and gatekeeper of the best practice financial control environment on their journey to operating as a large international corporate. You will enjoy a fast-paced, high energy, constantly-changing environment where due to the size and nature of the business, excellent opportunities for progression exist. Flexible working and working from home as well as a competitive salary, a generous bonus scheme and excellent benefits are offered with the role.

  • Continual development and evolution of quality finance processes and procedures to:
  • Support business change and growth
  • Implement and embed financial controls
  • Implement key financial improvement projects
  • Drive assessment, documentation and challenge finance risks, controls and mitigating actions
  • Support documentation of all finance policies and procedures, underpinned by a best practice financial control framework
  • Challenge fellow global finance team members to improve practices, controls and documentation
  • Support the adoption of new internal and external auditors
  • Report on the performance of the finance team to operate the financial control framework via the development of processes to test effectiveness of identified key financial control
  • Develop global financial control framework, reporting and build relationships with acquired subsidiaries
  • Pivot role in the adoption of new entities via M&A, including due diligence on their existing policy framework and risks. Collaborative working to align with group framework.
  • Act as mentor and trainer to wider finance team, in particular less experienced members of the team, to ensure they understand financial control importance and best practice
  • Establishment of a team to ensure we continue to operate as best in class following regional, product and acquisitional growth
  • Ad hoc duties which often arise
  • Work across teams, both finance and other functions within the group, to ensure financial control driven through:
  • Finance project development
  • Regional expansion
  • New product development
  • Trading platforms
  • Data flows
Skills and Abilities:
  • Qualified accountant, with varied experience
  • Background in developing, documenting and testing financial controls
  • Experience of managing and developing a team
  • Hands on approach with ability to get into the detail and understand complex transactions and decide how to account for them properly
  • Experience of multi-currency and international business would be advantageous
  • Can-do attitude with a willingness to learn and develop
  • Comfortable working in an ever-evolving environment resulting in continual change
  • Acts with honesty and integrity
  • Curious and resourceful – seeks out difficult questions and finds solutions
  • Resilient, able to learn from mistakes and move forward
  • Flexible, adaptable and able to deal with ambiguity
  • Collaborative, thrives when working towards shared goals
This is a fast-moving role so apply now for immediate consideration.