Financial Controller Engineering Bicester or London Hybrid

TELSTRA Associates
85000.00 - 95000.00 GBP Annual + benefits
10 Jul 2024
07 Aug 2024
Job Title
Contract Type
Full Time

A market-leading Engineering Consultancy is seeking an experienced, senior Financial Controller on a permanent basis or FTC. The permanent role will be based in Bicester and the FTC contract will be either Bicester or London. Both roles will operate under a hybrid model.

Experience Required:

  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA in appropriate financial discipline
  • Minimum 10 years relevant experience, with 5 years in a similar position
  • Previous experience in supporting the compilation of complex financial data and engaging graphical information
  • Excellent knowledge of ERP Systems (SAP 4/HANA preferred)
  • Advanced user of Microsoft Excel and IT-based calculation spreadsheets
  • Effective analytical skills when interpreting data and result and the ability to communicate to non-financial audience those results and trends in appropriate formats
  • In-depth knowledge of UK GAAP and IFRS Accounting
  • Background in consulting/engineering/construction preferred


Monthly Reporting

  • Responsible for the preparation of the monthly reporting calendar and its execution for the timely delivery of monthly close.
  • Review of the month end P&L/Balance Sheet postings with Management Accountant.
  • Support the management accountant for the preparation of the balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Reconcile all interco transactions within the group and regularly liaise with parent company for interco reconciliations/submissions in Group Reporting system (SMART).
  • Produce regular and accurate financial reports, including balance sheet reconciliations and summaries, as per the Group reporting calendar & deadlines.
  • Responsible for the submission of the monthly financial reports to the parent company (SMART)
  • Responsible for the issuance of a standardized monthly reporting to support functions P&L's owners.


  • Responsible for the Statutory Year-End audit for entities and work with company accountant on audit.
  • In charge of the preparation of Consolidated Accounts.
  • Work closely with local accountants in Singapore, Philippines and Middle East on their Year End audits.
  • Advice on complex accounting matters (IFRS & FRS 102, Refinancing/M&A).
  • Business Process Owner for UK & Ireland entities for Group Internal Audit.
  • Identify process improvement and develop process documentation for UK & Ireland as required.
  • Ensure financial risk and performance monitoring analysis takes place through effective systems of internal control.
  • Responsible for the efficient day-to-day running of the General Accounting Team in the UK & Ireland.
  • Supervision of the AP/AR/Payroll, Tax & Treasury teams.
  • Authorise payment runs before submission on Treasury Line.
  • Authorise internal cash transfers & Foreign Exchange deals

Team Management

  • Contributes to the development of a robust general accounting organisation.
  • Planning and organising the onshore and offshoring teams' workload, assigning work to staff members, ensuring tasks are completed to the expected level.
  • Monitor employee performance and provide helpful feedback when necessary; motivation, coaching and training staff as necessary.
  • Provide staff with the guidance, training, direction, leadership and support necessary to ensure that they are able to achieve their tasks/goals (mainly Management Accounting).

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