Professional Services Recruitment

Financial Control and Reporting Manager - Edinburgh

£40000-£55000 - Financial Services - Accountancy & Finance
Ref: 1834 Date Posted: Monday 27 Sep 2021
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We are working with an established retail bank to help source a Financial Control and Reporting Manager for their Edinburgh team. Role offers flexible working with the option to work from home for the majority of the time.

This role will be accountable for the delivery and integrity of monthly, quarterly and annual financial information, including balance sheet, profit and loss account, and internal and external reporting.

The successful candidate will also act as a key partner, proactively contributing to decision making on complex or specialist issues, demonstrating a thorough understanding of the business.

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual looking for a new challenge, to use their analytical and problem-solving skills in an organisation with an inclusive culture that supports development.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the organisation in the delivery of end-to-end financial control activity
  • Prepare statutory accounts for legal entities and prepare management accounts, intercompany analysis, and assist in the delivery of budgeting and forecasting
  • Review and challenge the monthly profit and loss, liaising with the function or franchise to understand and interpret the results
  • Review and challenge internal and external reporting and balance sheet substantiation
  • Act as an internal customer relationship manager and effectively maintain relationships with stakeholders
  • Complete value-added reporting and analysis to meet customers’ needs
  • Work with the team and centres of excellence to standardise processes and outputs
  • Utilise knowledge of IFRS to support business transactions and the determination of their financial reporting outcomes

Skills & Abilities:

  • Professional accountancy qualification preferred
  • Experience in financial control, preferably gained within financial services
  • Proven ability to build strong working relationships with a variety of stakeholders and customers across organisations and geographical boundaries, influencing and challenging as required
  • Up to date knowledge of accounting standards
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to clearly and succinctly articulate issues to senior management
  • Demonstrable commitment to continuous improvement activity
  • An astute eye for detail