International Financial Controller

England, West Yorkshire, Bradford
£55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
14 Jun 2021
21 Jun 2021
Alexandra Elliott
Experience Levels
Qualified Accountant
Contract Type
Full Time

Financial Controller

Your new company

An exciting opportunity has arisen to undertake the role of International Financial Controller for a Globally recognised FMCG business based in Bradford.

Your new role

As Financial Controller, you'll oversee all financial control for three business subsidiaries, and be a pivotal member of the leadership team, driving controls and continuous improvement across the business, whilst managing and developing your finance team of 3 direct reports and in total a team of 9.

The role will include, but is by no means limited to:

  • Managing a team delivering accounting and financial control activities across multiple international subsidiaries
  • Overseeing the month-end close process and provision of timely and accurate reporting and analysis to the business.
  • Lead on balance sheet discipline and ensure all financial considerations are clearly articulated and joined up with the forecasting process.
  • Lead on all relevant accounting standards and global accounting policy requirements; proficient in US GAAP, IFRS and UK GAAP.
  • Responsible for timely and accurate statutory reporting ensuring any new technical accounting & governance requirements are considered; effectively manage the audit relationship.
  • Lead on cash flow forecasting and reporting and work across ISSC to instil positive cash-flow disciplines.
  • Ensuring Hallmark subsidiaries receive the maximum benefit and value from the International Shared Service centre at best possible cost whilst providing a good level of quality and customer experience.
  • Working collaboratively with other teams in finance globally and with other local business teams, to identify and realise improvement opportunities and resolve issues.
  • Ongoing development of a Service Management Framework including KPI definition and target setting, and delivery of services aligned to SLA that meet agreed KPIs and budget.
  • Instigating a service culture and customer experience orientation in the team.
  • Ensuring that business and working processes are documented, standardised, modified in a controlled manner, waste eliminated and the documentation for the area updated to reflect any changes.
  • Playing a full and active part in driving the success of the International Shared Service Centre (ISSC) as a member of the ISSC leadership team, successfully on-boarding new ISSC services that benefit the global business

What you'll need to succeed

This role is perfectly suited to a highly ambitious and career driven, technically trained accountant who is passionate about driving a business, developing a team, enhancing culture and performance, and driving continuous improvement.

The ideal candidate:

  • Are a qualified accountant with ACA or equivalent with an audit background and exceptional eye for detail
  • Have proven experience in a Financial Controller role with a strong technical ability
  • Have proven experience in financial leadership, inputting to financial strategy and supporting achievement of business objectives.
  • Are a team player with proven leadership, people management and mentoring experience.
  • Have proven experience in a service oriented culture including management of SLAs.
  • Have proven experience in driving a culture of continuous improvement and change management.
  • Are active in your participation in systems improvement/implementation programmes
  • International/US experience would be desirable but not essential.

What you'll get in return

  • £55-60k + Bonus
  • Competitive car allowance
  • Very flexible working, both flexi time and the opportunity to work from home (35 hour week)
  • 26 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Private healthcare
  • Free onsite parking
  • A variety of other cultural and lifestyle benefits, aimed at promoting a positive work/life balance

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