Group Financial Controller

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Group Financial Controller When registering to this job board you will be redirected to the online application form. Please ensure that this is completed in full in order that your application can be reviewed. We're looking for an established finance leader to join us as the Group Financial Controller . Reporting into the Finance Director, you'll oversee the production of the company's management accounting and management information, ensuring compliance with financial policies. You'll be a key player in our Finance function, owning the further development of management information, month end reporting cycles and helping further improve the financial systems, controls and processes. If you're a seasoned finance professional who is excited by the sound of working for a high-growth international business, then we want to hear from you What you'll be responsible for: Lead on the development of management information at both group and entity level Oversee month-end close down for all group entities, defining of reliable month-end accounts across the Group Helping define the monthly accounting procedures for all group entities, maintaining appropriate oversight of month-end close process, review of cut-off and period-end adjustments to facilitate timely Prepare monthly management accounts packs, including commentary and analysis Ownership of the year-end close down, taking the accounts to final trial balance and assisting in the preparation of a year-end file of evidence and key information for the Statutory Auditors Development of the existing group-wide finance team, ensuring training attendance to maintain professional competence Development of systems, control, and processes Review Group liquidity and ensure intra-Group accounts are reconciled Define and implement policies to manage foreign currency exposure Working with the FD to fully integrate recent acquisitions, as well as to develop the process to allow seamless future acquisitions Support the FD on a range of key activities and projects, deputising for the FD in their absence/as required in key meetings Taking the lead on continual systems and process development across the function Act as business partner to a range of key stakeholders What you'll need to have: Demonstrable financial management experience, preferably in a PLC setting Qualified CIMA, ACA or ACCA accountant Working experience of International Financial Reporting Standards Treasury management experience Proven ability to develop systems, processes, and controls (experience of IFS would be a distinct advantage) Prior experience working in a high-growth and changing business Strong and effective leader with excellent communication, organisational and team leadership skills, able to plan and deliver high quality output against deadlines Solid technical accounting skills with attention to detail, able to easily identify data anomalies. Strong IT skills, including Excel Proactive driver of positive change, uses initiative to drive forward projects, anticipate issues and develop common sense, practical solutions Capable of operating at pace whilst displaying credibility and gravitas with senior stakeholders; able to work with multiple stakeholders and prioritise workload appropriately Why Microlise? When your groceries arrive at your door or you sign for your online parcel, one or more of our software, telematics or proof-of-purchase solutions has probably been used. Our solutions deliver value to many of the UK's leading grocery retailers and food logistics providers as well as to household names including JCB, Eddie Stobart, Carlsberg, Waitrose and Royal Mail. Proudly Midlands-based, Microlise has been privately-owned for thirty years. Our growing business is guided by our culture which drives the way we behave, the way we work, the way we connect with our customers, and the way we support and develop our people. Full support and training to ensure you are well equipped to succeed in your role We believe in our culture, values and staff successes, take a look around our careers page to see why our employees love Microlise 25 days holiday, excluding bank holidays Vitality Health Insurance, Employee Assistance Programme and subsidised eye tests and glasses Free Costco membership 20% off EE mobile and line rental, and other local discounts Great staff extras: Easter eggs, yearly BBQ, Christmas gifts and annual staff awards Recruitment Process For successful candidates, interviews will take place whilst the advert is still live, via telephone and video conferencing; so don't delay getting your application in Whilst ordinarily this role is based from our Head Office in Nottingham, we suspect the successful candidate will be working remotely initially, in line with government guidelines. Recruitment Agencies Whilst we make every effort to directly source candidates for our live roles, we do have a very small preferred supplier list on the occasion we may require additional support. We therefore we do not accept speculative CVs and/or cold calls to our Recruitment Team or Hiring Managers.

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