J2987 - Our client is seeking a Finance Controller to assume responsibility for implementing the company's financial strategy and day to day activity. You will have oversight of the finance team and together with the FD, ensuring all activity is in-line with company strategy to support growth from each Line of Business head and associated Operating Companies. You will deliver all financial objectives; new business activations, FLR Value, yield return, revenue growth and trading profit, underpinned by all legal and regulatory compliance requirements across all deployed entities across Europe.
Excellent salary, bonus and benefits. Location: UK, Gtr London (Hybrid)
10 years + working in finance / leasing businesses / finance management roles, including responsibility for month / year end for multiple entities.
Experience of leading cross functional, pan-European matrix teams.
Expert understanding of IFRS lease accounting & in-depth knowledge of IFRS 9 preferable, including specialized knowledge and or experience using Static Loss provisioning methodology.
Evaluating systems of financial control, identifying areas for strengthening of controls.
Detailed financial reporting for a Pan European Leasing business including gaining an understanding of the chart of accounts of the companies, how the chart of accounts maps to the Group Reporting Systems to ensure accurate reporting of Financial Information to Group Management.
Managing changes and additions required to the chart of accounts and relevant mapping through liaison with Group Finance Control.
Ensuring all Trial balance information is accurately reflected in the Group Reporting, so there are no differences between local accounting records and Group reported results.
Demonstrated experience in dealing with large volumes of General Ledger reconciliations for review, evaluation and approval.
Previous experience in the preparation of Annual Statutory accounts for multiple countries, understanding the differences between IFRS and Local GAAP and being able to provide a fully explained bridge between the two sets of accounts.
Demonstrated track record of working within a J-SOX control environment – being able to explain the SOX control process, evaluate the existing J-Sox controls and the audit process around the controls.
Company TAX and VAT knowledge including experience of working in other European countries TAX and VAT environments.
Fluency in English language required, additional language capabilities if possible.
Demonstrated experience of understanding an organization’s strategic goals and how effective financial management can be leveraged to drive and improve financial performance in line with identified KPI’s.
Leadership experience of managing teams outside of home country and working with Shared Service Centre’s of excellence.
Ability to work with Operating Company FD’s & local finance teams in country on Statutory accounting, Audit, Tax and VAT.
Advanced skill in Microsoft applications - Advanced EXCEL is a pre-requisite, Power BI experience is also essential.
Experience of large volume data modelling, using analytical skills, to provide the executive leadership with sound commercial analysis to identify and influence the strategic direction of the business and improve the overall financial performance.
Experience of working with Hyperion and Smartview would be beneficial.
We strongly favour applicants with proven, relevant experience in Financial Services; particularly in Asset Finance and Leasing.
Applicants will only be considered with relevant in-country experience.