Group Financial Accountant

Job title: Group Financial Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Industry:
Salary: 80,000 - 100,000
Job Published: about 1 month ago

Job Description

​We're delighted to be retained by an international private equity backed software as a service (SaaS) business to help them secure a critical new hire in line with their impressive growth and increased financial compliance and regulatory demands. We're looking for a Group Financial Accountant with strong exposure to compliance.

This business is growing at an amazing pace with an exceptional leadership team working in collaboration with supportive investors.

This position will be responsible for ensuring the overall regulatory and financial compliance across the group.

This individual will become a true expert on the group and be able to influence across the business. This is a vital role and will work closely with the board of directors, divisional MD's and in particular the Group CFO.

The business has reached a certain size and complexity that they now need to bring in an expert. This is a newly created position and this experienced individual will constantly create further projects additional to the requirements.

Are you a strong technical and qualified accountant who has specialised in financial regulations and ideally had some exposure to the FCA?

Responsibilities:

  • Analyse existing processes and systems before introducing a strong controls environment to minimise risk.

  • Responsible for FCA compliance, managing HMRC guidelines

  • Lead SAO submissions

  • Responsible for safeguarding the business from a financial crime perspective.

  • Ownership of the policies regarding: related party transactions, fit & proper person, and the whistle blowing policy.

  • Work closely with the PE funds.

  • Build exceptional relationship with the MD of the fin-tech business in the group.

  • Money-handling responsibilities.

What are we looking for?

  • Qualified accountant with a track record of adding value in corporate environment or within a leading accounting/consulting firm

  • Natural people leader with experience managing and developing teams

  • Experience in regulated businesses and knowledge of FCA compliance

  • Strong communication and presentation skills with the ability to influence executives and financial and operational leaders alike.

  • Strong, passionate, and full of energy. A character suitable to work in a fast-paced PE backed business.