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Group Financial Controller

Maldon Partners
London, United Kingdom
Posted 14 days ago Hybrid Permanent £80k - £110k
Mike
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Mike Brangstrup
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Our client is a Fast-growing Wealth management business, with ambitious plans, looking for a new Group Financial Controller (newly created role as part of growth plans). Reporting into the CFO directly the successful candidate will have 4 direct reports.

Responsibilities:

Network & Relationships

  • Build strong network across the business and develop a strong working relationship with the Senior Leadership team.
  • Build excellent relationships with the auditors and influence improvements to the audit process.
  • Build strong external networks (e.g. advisors, trade bodies, peer group)

 

UK Statutory, Regulatory & Management Reporting

  • Delivery of monthly management results
  • Quarterly board reporting.
  • Responsible for delivery of annual statutory accounts for Wealth entities and the statutory audit owning the relationship with the auditors and ensuring improvements to the audit process are implemented.
  • Responsible for delivery of regulatory reporting
  • Ensure robust control environment is in place to produce accurate and timely financial information working to improve the month-end, quarterly and year-end close processes.
  • Responsible for the review and sign-off of all the group management accounts.
  • Responsible for oversight of tax outsource ensuring accurate reporting of tax balances and returns to HMRC.

Cashflow Forecasting & Covenant Management

  • Own the cashflow forecasting process and deliver all covenant reporting
  • Responsible for compliance with debt covenants and managing debt drawdown processes
  • Responsible for cash conversion within the business ensuring robust control environment is in place and improvements to cash conversion are identified and implemented.
  • Oversee interest payments and dividend policy.

Risk Management

  • Own the control risk self-assessments and process documentation for areas of responsibility ensuring key risks are identified and mitigating controls are implemented.
  • Responsible for all financial inputs to the Wealth ICARA.
  • Responsible for regulatory change
  • Assess future available capital and capital requirements, working to maintain an appropriate capital base and liquidity base

Budgeting & Forecasting

  • Input to the preparation of the annual budget providing challenge to the business where appropriate.
  • Input to the delivery of quarterly re-forecasts with focus on cashflow forecasts, ensuring key variances highlighted to CFO, and influencing corrective action where appropriate.

People Management

  • Work with the CFO and the wider Finance management team to shape & influence the finance strategy (people, processes and systems).
  • Ensure team understand the finance vision and strategy and their role in delivering it.
  • Manage resources within team to deliver overall finance objectives ensuring the right balance is struck between meeting deadlines, people development and team morale.
  • Ensure appropriate training and development for all team members.
  • Identify strong performers and ensure they are given opportunities for development and progression.
  • Ensure that under-performers are supported and that expectations are set so that they understand the standards that they must achieve.

Required:

  • Prior experience in a senior finance role within Financial Services (essential)
  • Qualified Accountant (Essential)
  • Management experience (essential)  
Job ID  MPmb0806
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