Global Financial Controller - Practice firm

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Broadgate Search Ltd
  • 02 Oct 17 2017-10-02

Working with a growing Global practice firm; the role responsible for the accounting functions of the firm and providing day-to-day leadership for the financial and managerial accounting operations.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead all internal and external accounting operations including month-end close, tax, audits and other required compliance reporting
  • Work directly with external audit firm(s) to plan and lead the annual audit process
  • Review monthly financial statements and analyze trends to ensure results are accurate
  • Develop and produce monthly management information in the form of dashboards and KPIs that are used for decision-making 
  • Assess and maintain an adequate system of internal control.
  • Review/approve account reconciliations to ensure accuracy of the balance sheet
  • Manage the preparation of financial statements prepared in compliance with US GAAP and statutory reporting requirements on a timely basis.
  • Prepare and provide necessary financial information to Directors/Management Committee members of relevant legal entities to ensure compliance with all governance and regulatory requirements.  
  • Oversee cash management by ensuring invoices are entered, reviewed and approved for payment.
  • Oversee billing process to ensure that clients are billed timely and that invoices are collected by working with bookkeeper and engagement team members.
  • Prepare monthly cash forecast for each entity to ensure cash flow needs are attainable with expected inflows and outflows.
  • Manage the annual budget process and related forecasts throughout the year.
  • Advise the delivery unit and the firm on potential cost control strategies.

EXPERIENCE NEEDED

  • Chartered Accountant
  • Undergraduate degree in the area of Finance or Accounting, Advanced degree a plus
  • 7-10 years of experience working in a variety of accounting roles, preferably in both private and public company settings
  • 5+ years of experience leading accounting function in a growth company
  • Strong statutory reporting and US GAAP compliance background
  • Proven track record of developing, validating, analyzing and communicating management information to support good business decisions.
  • Advanced Excel skills required
  • Experience in global financial statement consolidations, including currency conversions and intercompany eliminations
  • Success rapidly launching and scaling international accounting operations, especially in North America and Europe