Group Financial Controller | Reporting | Fast-Growth Global FMC


Group Financial Controller | Reporting | Fast-Growth Global FMC

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    Group Financial Controller | Reporting | Fast-Growth Global FMCG | Northamptonshire
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    Group Financial Controller | Reporting | Fast-Growth Global FMCG | Northamptonshire

    The company

    Harmonic Finance are proud to be working as sole, retained agent for one of Europe's biggest FMCG success stories. The client are seeking a dynamic, financial-reporting-focussed accountant who has a passion for process improvement and business partnering with senior stakeholders.

    The business have one of the most fantastic, values-based cultures we have seen and have a genuine appreciation of work-life balance: like John Lewis, they value their team as partners. And also make an (in our experience) unprecedented level of charitable donations each financial year.

    Company turnover is £220 million, up from £174 million in 2016. They have several international entities (each with a dedicated finance manager). You will work at Group level.

    The role

    With a direct line report into the Group CFO, this is a perfect role for a finance professional who is looking to have a genuine sense of impact upon a fast-growing, international business. Our client aren't looking for someone who is the finished article; more a candidate who is technically strong and inquisitive.

    The current incumbent of the role is moving into a new position internally within the business (outside of the UK), but will be on hand to provide a detailed handover as required.

    Those candidates currently below Group FC level who would be taking the step up will be considered. Previous Treasury experience isn't necessary; the client are happy to coach and train you in this skillset.

    Flexible working?

    Yes. The client are very open to consider some home working.


    * Prepare consolidated Group Statutory accounts and manage the Audit activities associated with these. Present the accounts to the audit committee to obtain approval for the submission of the accounts to the board and AGM. Ensure that the accounts are filed in line within regulatory deadlines.

    * Act as the technical expert on reporting issues, including IAS and UK GAA. Ensure that key personnel are kept informed of all key changes within these standards and their application within the business. Engage with external experts to aid self-development and learning as required to ensure compliance with regulations.

    * Provide Board, Executive and other key colleagues with monthly financial results (Income Statement, Balance Sheet, capital, working capital & cash-flow) together with other relevant financial performance information and indicators.

    * Manage the collection and submission of annual budgets and quarterly forecasts to the Executive and Board in order to seek approval and sign off.

    * Take ownership of the Group Accounting manual and strive for continual improvements across financial reporting and financial processes.

    * Support the countries local financial teams to ensure that the Group's tax affairs are properly managed within all countries.

    * Take ownership of transfer pricing policies ensuring these reflect best practice and are properly documented e.g. Product pricing, management charges etc

    * Ensure that Group treasury activities are optimised, including regular review of Currency exposures, FX currency trading, reporting of cash position and outlook. Seek to optimise capital structures ensuring ongoing solvency across the business.

    * Undertake an annual review of the company's risk register and update as appropriate. Liaise with the Control and Compliance Manager to ensure that any mitigating controls exist and are working effectively.

    * Lead the annual insurance review for the group programme, increase the understanding of the coverage taken and the key factors impacting insurance cost. Seek to educate key personnel around the impact of group policy versus local policy so as to ensure the optimum insurance at the most cost effective price.

    * To perform ad hoc projects as and when required, e.g. evaluation of joint ventures, New entity creation, banking facilities reviews, due diligence etc


    * ACA or ACCA

    Work environment

    The office environment is a combination of converted historic Victorian buildings and state-of-the-art

    All employees have access to on site leisure and also have free access to a series of allotments for those green-fingered candidates among you.

    Salary: 75-92k + Bonus (company performance-related) + Great pension

    Relocation allowance: Up to 8k tax free.

    Location & Logistics:

    * Free on-site parking + charging points for electric vehicles
    * Comfortably commutable from Kettering, Milton Keynes, Bedford, Daventry, Wellingborough, Corby, Peterborough

    Please forward an up-to-date CV in the first instance to be considered for interview.

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