Farnborough
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

Projects

  • 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

 

Skills/Experience:

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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