Resourcery Group are working in partnership with a leading Retail giant in Liverpool to recruit an experienced Financial Controller to develop the financial reporting, accounting, treasury and transactional teams. Key to the role is ability to foster a culture of continuous improvement across all four areas embedding mindset and driving behavioural change.
Resourcery Gropup's client is a complex, fast-paced retailer undergoing continuous change and as such the role of Financial Controller demands a flexible and pragmatic approach; an analytical mindset underpinned by robust technical knowledge and genuine cross-functional stakeholder management experience. As Financial Controller you will be a figurehead for the team and someone to whom the team gravitate for advice and guidance, as such you must possess gravitas, self-awareness and strong levels of emotional intelligence.
With responsibility for a team of 7, via 2 direct reports, the Financial Controller will work closely with the Head of Finance providing technical support across the finance function. The role can be split essentially in to three main areas: treasury, financial reporting and transactional. From a Treasury perspective the Financial Controller will have responsibility for the business's foreign currency requirements, ensuring the FX hedging strategy is correctly implemented, as well as taking ownership for cashflow management - weekly forecasting, risk and mitigation strategies, cash optimisation plans, etc. As such, you will be a main point of contact with the banks ensuring the treasury function runs smoothly and adheres to internal controls and policies.
From a financial reporting perspective the Financial Controller will take over-arching responsibility for the statutory accounts and IFRS compliance as well as having oversight of the monthly management accounts, reviewing and ensuring accuracy and relevance to the business. The financial reporting team will take day-to-day ownership of the preparation of quarterly and year-end consolidated statutory accounts ensuring all external statutory deadlines are met. You will also act as the poc for the auditors, take part in the quarterly investor meetings and have responsibility for the BS budget.
From a transactional perspective, the Financial Controller will take ownership of the control environment, ensuring effective systems and processes are in place to support the business. Standardisation, rationalisation and continuous improvement remain key areas of focus.
Successful applicants will:
- Be ACA/ACCA or CIMA qualified with a strong statutory accounts and IFRS knowledge (specifically IFRS 16)
- Be a proven team leader and mentor, with a demonstrable track record of developing and improving teams
- Have a strong financial control bias
- Have experience of consolidated accounts and statutory reporting
- Have experience of FX hedging and trading in multi-currency (debt and currency markets)
- Possess the ability to navigate multiple stakeholders in a large t/o, complex, fast-paced business