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Group Financial Controller

MR11121

£100k

Central London (Hybrid)

Permanent

The Opportunity:

Finatal is working with a transformational IT services firm. Empowering their clients to create sustainable value through effective use of technology, they have a proven track record of success in delivering comprehensive IT services in partnership with leading global software and hardware developers.

With £100m t/o and £25m EBITDA currently, they are operating on about 50% recurring revenue. Backed by leading institutional investors, they are expanding internationally through a dynamic buy-and-build strategy.

This role will be responsible for the management and oversight of the Group Financial Control function. The role will sit across the 3 key focus areas of internal reporting, external reporting as well as developing and maintaining a strong control environment.

This role reports to the Finance Director, working closely together, and alongside the FP&A team as well as P&L owners to analyse business results, assess business performance, develop KPIs and communicate key plans and results to stakeholders.

This role will include significant exposure to the C-suite of execs.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and consolidate the group’s monthly and annual financial statements and reports in accordance with the relevant accounting standards, regulations, and policies.
  • Responsible for all internal financial reporting on a monthly basis in accordance with the agreed timetable.
  • Responsible for financial reporting to ultimate parent group.
  • Manage the delivery of the Board pack presentation including writing analytical commentary and providing insight.
  • Work closely with the Director of Finance Transformation to improve reporting efficiencies and accuracy and ultimately reduce days to report.
  • Oversee and supervise the group’s internal and external audit activities, ensuring compliance with the audit standards, requirements, and recommendations.
  • Oversee and manage the compilation of the groups statutory accounts ensuring filing within appropriate deadlines.
  • Manage and optimize the group’s tax affairs, ensuring compliance with the tax laws and regulations, and minimizing the group’s tax liabilities.
  • Responsibility for annual Corporate Tax Filings, R&D claims and quarterly payments on account and overall Corporate Tax Compliance.
  • Establish and maintain effective internal controls and financial policies and procedures for the group, ensuring adherence to the group’s governance and risk management frameworks.
  • Lead and develop the group’s finance team, ensuring adequate staffing, training, and performance management.
  • Business partnering and P&L review with heads of departments.

Requirements:

  • ACA qualification.
  • Audit background.
  • A strong technical skillset is crucial, with experience consolidating multiple entities.
  • Previous experience in a private equity- backed business is preferable.
  • This hire will have lots of engagement with the C-suite, thus confidence in presentation, decision-making, and business partnering is important.
  • The business is highly acquisitive and has a strong pipeline of M&A activity – experience in a scaling buy-and-build is ideal.
  • People management experience is preferred.
  • Experience with Business Central is ideal, with Sage, Xero and Cognos also useful skillsets.