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Manager of Financial Controller

  • Kraków, małopolskie
  • Kierownik
  • 2017-08-31

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For our Client – international company (from investment branch) which decided to create financial headquarters in Cracow, we are currently looking for:

Manager of Financial Controller


  • 5 years financial control and management accounting experience post professional accounting qualification
  • Experience in managing a team and building strong relationships throughout a business
  • Experience of working in an international Group and building relationships with stakeholders in other countries
  • Strong people and process manager
  • Experience in reporting financial information under IFRS
  • Development and improvement of accounting processes and controls
  • Wide ranging financial and management accounting experience; production of management accounting information including: profit and loss statements; balance sheets; narratives; variance analysis
  • Strong hands-on accounting skills; journal preparation & review; preparation of analyses; Balance Sheet controls and reconciliations; P&L and Balance Sheet ownership
  • Attention to detail; meeting regular deadlines; taking ownership of assigned responsibilities; strong team ethos
  • Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills (including pivot tables, advanced formulas)
  • University degree in Finance, Accounting or related
  • A professional accounting qualification or similar post-graduate qualification, for example an ACA, CIMA or ACCA
  • Fluent English speaker
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to work unsupervised, showing initiative in identifying problems and posing solutions
  • Ability to manage junior staff members
  • Strong relationship building skills


  • Managing the performance and efficiency of the Krakow and India Financial Control teams and Krakow Accounts Payable team responsible for the functions included within the remit of this role
  • Team development and leadership, resource planning and management, recruitment and succession planning of direct team
  • Owning the team’s development program and rolling it out to the wider Financial Control and Accounts Payable functions across the Group
  • The Financial Controller reports to the Head of Finance, Poland, and will deputise for them as necessary
  • Production of management and financial accounts for the UK, Europe, India and South Africa and review and oversight of the monthly results for all group entities
  • Maintaining a strong financial control environment including preparation and review of balance sheet reconciliations and controls
  • Development of budgets and forecasts for non-headcount related expenses
  • Responsibility for the global month end close process, the efficiency and timeliness thereof and improvement to deliver reporting within the agreed timeframe to internal stakeholders.
  • Produce, review and sign off on monthly financial performance against budget to Group accounting team
  • Monthly/quarter office and cost line reviews with business owners and the efficiency and improvement of reporting
  • Working closely with financial control teams across the group to improve controls and deliver accurate group management information
  • Review of statutory balance sheets included within the remit of this role and working closely with the group accountants to ensure regular group review and control
  • Control of the group balance sheet including review of balance sheet reconciliations
  • Input and assistance to the Finance Systems team developing and improving finance systems and controls
  • Ad hoc analysis and reporting as required by business owners
  • Working closely with the Financial Planning & Analysis team and Business Management to deliver budget and forecast submissions for all cost lines except remuneration and marketing within agreed timelines
  • Working with the Finance Systems and the Financial Planning & Analysis team to implement planning and reporting system / process improvements
  • Day-to-day management and improvement / efficiency of financial systems, processes and controls
  • Ownership and maintenance of process documents and manuals for all control and processes within the remit of this role
  • Business partnering with all stakeholders within the Business and Finance who rely on the output of the Financial Control team
  • Liaison with external auditors, inspectors and advisors for annual, interim and taxation audits and reviews relating to the functions with the remit of this role
  • Assistance to the regulatory capital team in submission of periodic FCA regulatory returns
  • Provide assistance to the Group Accounts team over external reporting, including subsidiary and branch financial statements
  • Provide assistance and support to the Head of Tax for reporting, coding and submission of corporate and operational tax returns (payroll taxes, duties, VAT, corporation tax etc.)
  • Authorisation of payments to clients, brokers and suppliers and internal transfers.
  • Build and develop strong relationships within the business, your own peer group in finance and the wider business
  • Proactively support change initiatives within the wider organisation e.g. acquisitions, new entities, new offices, new products, new departments

We offer:

  • Opportunity to grow in new finance department covering finances globally as future headquarters globally
  • Independent role in professional team
  • Many opportunities to learn and grow (not only vertically)
  • Attractive remuneration and benefits
  • Great working atmosphere