Financial Controller

Our client is a leading Defence and Engineering company who are looking for a Finance professional with a strong background in technical accountancy, who will take the lead on internal financial controls and financial governance.

The successful candidate will have either worked for a large Accountancy Firm or a global organisation. This is an excellent opportunity to work in company who is involved in engineering projects worldwide.O

Ref: ZR_6193_JOB  ·  Posted on 03 June 2021


  • The Internal Financial Controller works within the Controllers organisation reporting directly into the UK Financial Controller
  • The selected individual will lead the technical accounting, internal control and financial governance for the business
  • You will prepare and review accounting papers for new contracts, accounting assumptions and judgements made
  • This role requires the ability to work with initiative and be self-sufficient in supporting the business
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate experience of technical accounting with a strong ability to communicate and translate business financial considerations to non-finance functions as well as senior LT stakeholders
  • Working as a trusted partner to the business, the Technical Accounting & Internal Controls Manager would possess excellent investigative, analytical and collaborative skills
  • This role will also act as the nominated Estimate at Completion (EAC) compliance lead across the business to ensure these processes and controls are efficient, effective and robust
Key responsibilities
  • Lead the preparation of technical accounting papers for all key judgements within the organisation including revenue recognition, bookings recognition and number of performance obligations within a contract
  • Review draft contracts and attend proposal meetings to provide feedback for accounting implications
  • Lead the execution and management of the UK Internal Control & Compliance Program (ICE)
  • Lead cross-functional reviews/audits on an as needed basis
  • Lead regulatory compliance quarterly/annual certifications (UK/USA) with senior UK LT and culminating with quarterly briefings to the UK CEO & CFO
  • Monitor, manage and communicate adherence to Company Policy, Controls and Procedures
  • Lead training programmes across functions where necessary to communicate policy changes or refreshes where required
  • Present quarterly to UK Senior Leadership team providing recommendations and communicating strategic level current issues and concerns as the lead member of the Compliance Committee
  • Manage the timesheet administration process to ensure robust controls and compliant time recognition
  • Line management responsibility of a small team
  • Exhibit leadership values from a task, ethical and business perspective with an ability to influence the business at a Leadership Team level and continually drive best practice
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and execute solutions to complex problems
Skills & experience
  • Experience with ASC 606 – Revenue from Contracts with Customers
  • Experience with FRS 102
  • Earned Value Management Experience
  • SAP experience
  • ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified
  • Educated to Degree level or equivalent
  • Technical accounting advisory experience
  • Experience in preparing and reviewing technical accounting papers in line with GAAP.
Additional benefits
  • Health coverage
  • Income Protection
  • Investment/Retirement, including Student Loan Repayment Contribution
  • Work/Life
  • Extras
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Defence Permanent Financial Accounts Management

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