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Group Financial Controller

  • Location: London
  • Sector: Finance
  • Salary: 30% Bonus
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 27/02/2019
  • Job reference: LMA/27/02/HOTEL/NC

LMA Recruitment are currently working with a creative pioneering hotel investment company. They are seeking a group financial controller to join their team to assist the CFO with pioneering the hotel industry. The company already have a strong name in the market, properties globally include Europe and US, as well as 2 acquisitions and developments in process. This would have circa 5 direct reports.

Duties:

Financial systems and control

  • Maintain and improve financial control and processes and integration with other business systems - this includes control systems within Head Office as well as within our assets
  • Responsible for balance sheet control and reconciliation
  • Optimising cash flow utilisation
  • Supporting the development and integration of key business software
  • Manage debt and equity draw downs
  • Reviewing monthly payroll

Compliance

  • Ensure systems are in place to ensure entities are fully compliant with regulatory and taxation requirements - to include company house filings, statutory accounts, income tax, corporation tax, VAT, PAYE
  • Ensure compliance with all debt facilities
  • Ensure costs are allocated correctly across the business and transfer pricing legislation is complied with

Management Information

  • Drive budget setting and reporting process across the business
  • Preparing monthly Management Accounts to set deadlines, including group consolidation
  • Forecasting income, expenditure and cash flow & tracking progress for each asset and for overhead
  • Debt facility reporting to banks

Commercial

  • Build strong and trusting relationships within the business
  • Keep abreast of changes in taxation accounting and tenancy law
  • Be instrumental in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the financial processes through-out the business
  • Drive the management reporting to provide timely, accurate and relevant information on the business
  • Work with legal and taxation advisors to ensure the overall business structure is optimised for efficiency

Candidate:

  • Qualified ACA/CIMA/ACCA or equivalent
  • Management experience
  • Strong communication skills with stakeholders
  • Strong technical skills

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