Our client is a fast paced, PE backed business services company with impressive growth plans which will be achieved both organically and via acquisition.  They are now looking to recruit a top class Group Financial Controller as they position the business for an exit which could be in the form of a public listing.  In light of these plans the successful candidate will need to have exceptional reporting and governance skills and will most likely have worked in a corporate environment previously.


Corporate Reporting

•             Develop an effective financial reporting function ensuring full alignment with management, segmental and business unit reporting in a timely manner

•             Develop and implement an effective group financial control and consolidation process

•             Deliver IFRS reporting in a timely and effective manner for all entities across the group and for the consolidated group

•             Ensure all local regulatory financial reporting matters are met by jurisdiction

•             Ensure that monthly balance sheets and cash flows are produced and reconciled management information

•             Develop an effective reporting platform to meet the expectations and requirements

•             Develop a revenue growth, EBITDA and cash conversion culture across the group ensuring accuracy and relevance of the primary financial KPls

•             Understand significance of any variances on income statements and KPIs to budget and forecasts

•             Manage the external audit process across all group companies, ensuring adherence to group standards of reporting

•             Develop a corporate governance and risk framework for effective financial control across the business

•             Liaise with the business to prepare Annual Budgets and Quarterly Reforecasts


Specialist Services - Treasury, Taxation and other functions

•             Ensure group cash flow forecasting is embedded in the business and liquidity and funding are monitored

•             Understand reasons for movement in working capital

•             Work with external advisers, internal audit, treasury, taxation, procurement, HR, IT to ensure there is an effective, professional and connected group finance function

•             Manage group insurances in line with identified risks

•             Develop the objectives for group treasury matters, ensuring alignment with the business objectives - to include policies, procedures, banking, risk management and controls and compliance

•             Present financial information relevant for all remuneration related matters, including LTIPs and other equity based management and employee based incentive schemes


Transaction Services

•             Develop for the group a single transaction services platform to ensure that systems and processes are effective and fit for purpose

•             Ensure the appropriate authorisations and controls are in place across the business to meet corporate governance standards without compromising ability of business to make decisions

•             Develop the team and ensure the business is adequately resourced in terms of finance support services

•             Build an effective central finance team and function

•             Develop shared services functions as required to ensure synergies and cost savings are realised



•             Become a key player in the leadership team respected and trusted by the CEO, CFO, executive, board of directors, business unit management and shareholders

•             It will be essential to thrive in an environment of change and the preferred candidate must be able to evidence a strong track record in the delivery of a change agenda.

•             The preferred candidate must also be able to demonstrate resiliency.


Email candidates@equityfc.com.