Posted 1 month ago

/ Position: Group Financial Controller

/ Location: Farnborough Airport

/ Salary: Commensurate with experience


The successful candidate will be in a highly visible role with significant stakeholder and team management responsibilities covering the following areas:

Key accountabilities of the role include:

Lead the group finance function for Gama Aviation PLC and its group companies and interests for reporting, controlling and business partnering

  • Lead financial reporting and controlling processes to ensure listed group reporting and corporate governance requirements are met. This is to include:
    • PLC reporting and controlling for both full year and half year requirements – including announcements on results and transactions
    • Group corporate governance requirements – PLC board requirements and disclosures
    • Annual Report and investor relations disclosures
    • Monthly group reporting and consolidation processes and reporting to the PLC Board and investors
    • Manage entity and divisional reporting developing and controlling the standard reporting packs
    • Quarterly bank reporting requirements including covenant monitoring
    • Full suite of consolidation processes
    • Ensure successful and timely delivery of information for external audit purposes as required throughout the year
  • Lead reporting for financial planning and forecasting cycles
    • Production of annual budget
    • Development of systems and processes for group budgets and forecasts and consolidation
    • Lead re-forecasting processes on a quarterly basis and as required for trading statement and board updates
    • Support operational Quarterly Business Reviews with financial information
  • Ensure group taxation reporting is fully compliant and appropriate provisions and disclosures are made for PLC purposes for corporation taxation and deferred taxation. This is to include:
    • Corporation and income taxes in the UK and overseas entities – using third party advisors as required
    • Quarterly payments are made and are compliant with local regulation
    • Sales taxes and VAT requirements in each jurisdiction are fully met
    • Group transfer pricing policy is developed and actioned including group management charges policies
    • Tax on share options and share schemes are correctly accounted for and full disclosures are made
  • Ensure group share schemes are compliant in line with PLC requirements and accounting entries are correctly made
  • Develop reporting and accounting systems to ensure effective group reporting and controlling environment
  • Provide technical leadership on latest accounting standards ensuring the group is up to date and fully compliant with its PLC reporting requirements
  • Develop FX reporting and disclosures to ensure the group risk is fully understood and disclosed – develop hedging strategies in response to these identified risks
  • Manage group finance team and provide guidance to operational finance teams across the globe on group reporting requirements
    • excellent people management skills are essential, as is the ability to demonstrate a proven track record in overseeing the preparation and control of the company’s financial reporting processes
    • managing the annual planning process with members of the senior management team to ensure appropriate resources are in place to meet agreed objectives
    • drive change and will be in responsible for on-going assessment to identify strengths and areas for development and training.

Statutory reporting

  • Produce monthly consolidated financial statements as required within the Group structure on timetable and in accordance with best practice
  • Manage the external audit relationship on all operational matters
  • Draft the annual consolidated financial statements
  • Ensure that year-end accounting records supporting consolidations are complete prior to audit and provide additional schedules/assistance to the auditors in respect of the Group
  • Prepare financial reporting requirements for the ultimate parent entity on a timely basis
  • Ensure that all technical accounting issues arising within the Group are addressed in a timely manner and liaise with internal/external parties as appropriate
  • Ensure all entity reporting across all jurisdictions is fully compliant with group policies and procedures and local statutory reporting requirements


  • Work with the CFO on ad hoc projects including fund raising, mergers and acquisitions, investor relations, strategic planning and debt financing
  • Provide investor reporting support
  • Develop IR element on company website
  • Provide IFRS expertise to the group and technical accounting expertise for business development projects
  • Control of RNS processes and disclosures for financial statement processes
  • Development of balance sheet, cash flow and income statement reporting and metrics to enhance understanding and business performance

Management responsibilities

  • Manage the monthly accounting process and activity of the team ensuring key reporting deliverables are achieved throughout the year
  • Maintain and promote an environment where staff are actively managed, coached, developed and appraised in a positive, supportive manner
  • Manage the performance of the team’s delivery such that all team members recognise, understand and deliver over and above the minimum standards expected of them on a consistent basis
  • Ensure successful, accurate and timely control of key primary reconciliations through the implementation of thorough training of staff and diligent and effective review processes



You will need to be highly technically competent Chartered Accountant (ACA – Big 4 trained preferred) with proven experience working for a PLC and within a Group role for a blue-chip organisation with the personal characteristics to communicate effectively with multiple stakeholders. You will have strong academics and a motivational leader with the potential to develop in the role. You must be a technically strong accountant with previous team management experience. Moreover the successful candidate will be a strong communicator with the ability to manage relationships at all levels.


Hours: Full-Time, Permanent. 40 hours/week, Monday to Friday.

Base: Farnborough

Benefits: Usual Company benefits to include: Pension, Private Healthcare, Life Assurance, Travel Insurance, Group Health Scheme. 20 days annual leave + Bank Holidays.

Salary: Commensurate with experience



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