Financial Controller

Job Description

Duties include:
Deliver robust end-to-end financial accounting and control activity leading with full ownership of the cost base
Provide strong financial control across the Finance function, supporting management of the balance sheet and income statement through achievement of the general ledger control processes
Support Financial and Statutory reporting processes, in compliance with relevant accounting standards (IFRS)
Provide detailed insight for the cost base on a day to day basis
Provide accurate monthly financial result to the relevant Governance Committee which will involve supporting the annual budget setting and continual forecasting processes in order to enable informed business decision making
Delivery of the annual statutory reporting and audit cycle by providing granular analysis of the cost base into the annual tax computation submissions at both Group and local level
Support delivery of regulatory reporting requirements across the relevant jurisdictions on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual and ad-hoc basis
Provide support and input to the Regulatory Reporting Team in delivering submissions to local Offshore island regulators

Skills and experience required:
Strong technical financial accounting and reporting knowledge (IFRS) gained within the Financial Services industry or a leading accountancy firm
Educated to degree level or above and holding a recognised accountancy qualification e.g. CIMA, ACCA or ACA (or equivalent)
Strong attention to detail, be creative but pragmatic with an ability to conceptualise and deliver at speed to agreed deadlines across a diverse workload
Able to demonstrate proven success in creative problem solving / issue resolution and display strong communication skills with different levels of seniority

Desirable Skills
International / multi jurisdictional experience would also be seen as a desirable quality
An understanding of VAT and Corporation Tax would be preferred
Experience of managing and utilising service centres (both within the UK and overseas) is also desirable