Head of Group Financial Control

Location United Kingdom
Discipline: Finance & Accounting
Contact name: Paige Philip

Contact email: paige.philip@greshamhunt.com
Job ref: 986

Gresham Hunt are working with a leading UK firm to hire their new Head of Group Financial Control. This role will report directly into the FD, supporting the finance team with controls and policies. 


 Key Responsibilities:

  • Liaising with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Developing accounting policies and standards;
  • Develop balance sheet funding plans to support the business strategy;
  • Meet periodical reporting requirements including statutory accounts for the business;
  • Provide technical accounting GAAP and regulatory reporting guidance and support to management;
  • Oversee the general accounting function, which includes treasury, cash management/reconciliation, financial reporting and balance sheet management.

Managerial/Leadership Responsibilities

  • Ensures the ongoing development of the wider finance function;
  • Participates in the development of Finance's policies, procedures, and processes;
  • Contributes to the strategic and operational objectives of the department through performing own responsibilities and managing direct reports’ performance;
  • Actively works with CFO/FD to continuously evolve and enhance the vision for the finance function in line with changes in business needs; 


Desired skills:

  • Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA);
  • Demonstrated experience with external auditors;
  • Strong experience in implementing robust controls and governance;
  • Experience of delegating tasks and supporting a growing team with training;
  • Good understanding of treasury functions and accounts payable and receivables;
  • Strong understanding of financial reporting requirements and policy development;
  • Demonstrated experience in leading the preparation and review of financial statements;
  • Strong knowledge of UK GAAP, internal controls and financial regulatory reporting requirements;
  • Highly motivated, with a keen interest in change management, communication and leadership skills;
  • Financial control experience, building processes and teams, preferably in the payments or financial services sectors with experience of regulation.