Our Client, a successful convenience retailer, is in a rapid growth phase and is seeking a Financial Controller to lead the Finance team of a recently acquired subsidiary. This broad role requires both strong technical capabilities, coupled with a strategic leadership ability, and we are seeking a high caliber and talented senior finance professional who has a proven track record operating at this level. The successful candidate will be a highly driven, adaptable, and confident people person who can thrive in a rapidly changing organization. This permanent role will report to the VP of Finance and will be based in the Northeast.
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Lead the recruitment, training and development of a high performing finance team for the newly acquired subsidiary
Definition and implementation of finance processes for the region in compliance with group policy
Oversight of deliverables of the finance team with full responsibility for payables/receivables, general ledger, cost accounting inventory accounting and revenue recognition
Support direct reports to expand their skillsets and reach full potential
Monthly reporting to operations team, providing critical insight for management decision making
Establish strong relationships with the operations team, driving profitability through financial reporting and analysis
Monthly reporting to group finance team
Ad hoc support to senior management as required
Full ownership of the annual audit process
Coordinate the preparation of regulatory and other external reporting
Covenant compliance and lender reporting
Interpretation and application of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
Manage and comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings
Streamlining accounting functions and operations through continuous improvement projects
Participation in group reporting projects as required
Establish and maintain a strong control environment.
Qualified Accountant with a recognized accounting body (preferably big 4 trained)
Minimum 10 years post qualification experience
Proven experience as a Financial Controller in a rapid growth company
Experience delivering finance transformation programs
Experience operating in an IFRS reporting environment
Experience working with an outsource provider preferred
Experience in a high-volume retail environment preferred
High proficiency in all Microsoft Office software also essential (Excel, PPT).
Dynamic individual who adapts well to change and can thrive in an organization which is rapidly growing and evolving.
Highly organized individual with ability to plan and prioritize workloads effectively for maximum impact and work flexibly around changing priorities as required.
Proven track record of delivering to tight deadlines.
'Can do’ attitude and a positive solution focused mindset.
Committed to their role, with a strong work ethic, and ambitious in building their future capability and career.
Strong focus on modern finance and achieving best practice.
Displays a balance between practical accounting expertise and strategic thinking.
Demonstrate strong analytical capability to interpret and challenge data and to interrogate financial systems.
Has strong commercial acumen and a focus on delivering value to the business.
Ability to engage and develop relationships with individuals at all levels of the organization.
Is a self-starter who is driven and can work on own initiative.
Is resilient and calm under pressure.
Has sound judgement and objective logical decision-making skills.
Team player, with exceptional interpersonal skills, and ability to motivate and influence.
Has strong leadership potential and management skills, who will be a role model for the people and culture
Willing to travel ad hoc if required.
Pat Siefert at 239-444-5280 or email@example.com