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Financial Controller
Ref. JO0000006706

Position Financial Controller
Sector Financial & Management Accounts
Location City of London, City
Type Permanent
Salary £70K - £120K / Annum
Reference JO0000006706
Summary Financial Controller - Interim/Perm - £75,000 to c£120,000

City based Lloyds Broker is seeking to recruit a Financial Controller from an Insurance background.

The role will probably commence on a 6 month FTC with a view to permanent employment.

Overall Role:

Responsible for; providing monthly financial monitoring of the overseas operations, provide commentary on management accounting information of the Overseas operations to senior executives , to work with local management on the budget preparation, manage P&L and cash forecasting process for the overseas operations, identify potential revenue enhancement and cost saving opportunities in the overseas operations, make regular visits to the overseas operations, manage legal work including shareholder agreements, resolve accounting and tax issues, setting up new ventures, financial evaluation of new opportunities, optimising overseas tax structures, ensuring Overseas operations comply with Group policies, and to provide advice to overseas subsidiaries as and when needed.

Key Accountabilities/Core Competence Indicators:

Financial Reporting

·Ensures compliance with statutory and regulatory financial reporting standards.

·Ensure that Group companies are following group accounting policies and the accounts comply with UK GAAP.

·Provides financial information for Compliance as and when required.

Management Reporting

·In conjunction with local management provide commentary and further analysis to the Group Finance Director and CEO - International in respect of the monthly results of overseas operations.

·Review and agree International Limited monthly pack with the Group Management Accountant

Financial/ Strategic Planning

·Manage the annual strategy planning and budget cycle for all overseas operations in conjunction with the Group Management Accountant.

·Develops realistic financial targets with local management, CEO - International and Group Finance Director.

·Manage cash flow requirements of overseas investments and develop/present additional funding papers for consideration at the Board.

Operational Management

·Monitors adherence of Overseas operations to Group policies

·Liaises with internal and external auditors to manage both the internal and external audits to resolve audit issues that may arise from time to time, both before and after audits. Liaises with the Audit Committee on external audit issues in respect of overseas operations as necessary.

Finance Area

·Ensures that the relevant parts of the International Financial Policies and Procedures Manual are kept up to date.

·Participates in the overall management of the Finance Department.

·Ensures all relevant Companies House (or international equivalent) filing requirements are satisfied

Client Money Management information reporting

·Ensure that UK standards of client money management are applied appropriately across international operations

·Assists in ensuring client money MI is produced for the Accountable Executive in line with instructions; produced accurately and in a timely fashion

Desirable Experience:

Qualified Accountant.

Insurance / broking knowledge

Extensive working experience of UK Client Money regulations

Overseas experience

Knowledge and Skills

Self starter

Well organised

Ability to motivate and lead

Diligent and committed

Acts with integrity

Confident and articulate

Gravitas for interacting with overseas senior management

Negotiation and persuasion

High levels of energy on business travel

Presentation skills

UK Tax/ VAT law - knowledge of overseas tax advantageous

Company Law

Auditing Standards

Corporate Governance: Directors duties and liabilities.

Well developed verbal and written communication.

Advanced spreadsheet skills and knowledge/ experience of computerised accounting systems

Analysis and interpretation of management/ financial information.

Company structure and reporting lines

Group accounting policies.

Group acquisition policy

Please quote ref 6706

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