Accountancy, Finance and Change Management Recruitment Specialists

Financial Controller - Edinburgh

£45,000 - £55,000 - Financial Services - Accountancy & Finance
Ref: 1733 Date Posted: Monday 23 Nov 2020
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Wilkinson & Associates is partnering with one of the world’s largest investment companies headquartered in Edinburgh. They have an excellent opportunity for a Financial Controller to join their Finance department and be responsible for a growing business area.

This role will be responsible for ensuring key financial and regulatory reporting deliverables are produced to a high standard and on a timely basis.

This is an excellent opportunity for self-motivated individual to join a purpose-led organisation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Month end reporting – Collation and input of month end journals, as well as timely and well understood financial analytics to provide insight and support business decision making. This includes working collaboratively across the finance function and beyond to understand key inputs and trends within the financial results.
  • Quarter end reporting – Plan and execute all board, regulatory and group reporting outputs where required including succinct analytics for presentation to senior business partners.
  • Year-end reporting – Support and deliver timely inputs to the group reporting process, as well as plan and execute statutory reporting outputs. This includes coordinating the delivery of information to the auditors.
  • Projects – Where required support and lead on team and group wider projects to support the strategic direction of the finance function.
  • Technical resolution – Interpret key accounting and regulatory technical matters for presentation and agreement with the UK Financial Reporting & Controls Manager.
  • Processes & control – Prepare and maintain key process documentation for reporting processes and ensure robust controls are in place to support key reporting outcomes. This includes reporting reconciliations and ensuring processes are continuously challenged to deliver efficiencies and value across the finance function.
  • Partner engagement – Working collaboratively with peers across the finance function and wider business areas to deliver business insight and contribute to a best in class finance function.
  • Learning & development – Taking responsibility for developing both technical and softer skills to ensure continuous personal development and deliver insight and value across the finance function.

Required Skills & Attributes:

  • A qualified accountant
  • Asset management experience preferable but not crucial
  • Technical and regulatory knowledge desirable
  • Takes personal accountability for high quality outputs and timely delivery
  • Self-starter who is willing to learn and tackle new challenges
  • Commercial acumen and ability to challenge trends and form expectations
  • Credibility with partners (Communication and confidence)
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team to inspire, share and listen to ideas
  • Organisational skills with an ability to prioritise work and manage expectations
  • Problem solver who is willing to challenge and deliver value adding outcomes
  • Strong IT / analytical skills (Word, excel, systems experience preferable)