Assistant Financial Controller

Assist the European Corporate Controller in running a finance function that is considered best in class. The
business operates in 8 European Countries.


In return for your skills and experience we offer:-

  • A competitive basic salary
  • Friendly working hours – Monday to Friday from 8.30am – 5pm
  • Company pension & life assurance scheme (after qualifying period)
  • Generous holiday allowance of 25 days per year plus statutory bank holidays
  • Employee discount and incentives scheme (Perkbox) this includes free mobile phone insurance, supermarket, high street savings, Gym discounts, Money off meals and great prices on cinema tickets.
  • Complimentary hot drinks

Job Summary

Location UK - CREWE
Salary Competitive
Job Type Permanent
Job Category FINANCE
Reference Number UKASSFINCON
Closing Date 20/12/2019

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the preparation of monthly management accounts for the International, Norwegian and Telematics businesses under tight reporting deadlines to the US parent
  • Preparation of supplementary returns to US head office finance team
  • Investigate and explain variances to budget and forecast.
  • Work with the FP&A team to prepare detailed budgets and forecasts
  • Business Partnering – prepare monthly review of financial and non financial performance for
  • discussion with in country lead, MD and FD
  • Develop strong relationship with in country lead to enable effective business partnering process
  • Manage a junior finance team (2 x part quals)
  • Liaison with project team to ensure smooth delivery into finance of system changes and


  • Maintain a culture of ongoing people development and process improvement
  • Maintenance of a strong accounting control environment via monthly balance sheet

reconciliation process

  • Review of month end reconciliations and timely resolution of differences
  • Manage AR ledgers for relevant businesses
  • Preparation of the annual financial statements for statutory entities including liaison with external auditors with support from ECC
  • Finance point of contact for staff in Norway office
  • Potential ad hoc European travel to assist with compliance obligations e.g. meetings with compliance advisors
  • Assistant with finance projects as and when required

Personal Qualities:

  • Qualified accountant with min 1 year PQE experience
  • Ability to interface with all levels of management and staff
  • Comfortable working in a large finance team of approx. 35 staff and liaising with peer group of
  • Financial Controllers (4 in total including this role)
  • Excellent technical accounting knowledge
  • High level of IT literacy including use of databases (MS Access and SQL)
  • Ability to effectively delegate tasks whilst retaining responsibility
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Accomplished communication skills, verbal and written
  • Flexible approach and willingness to “roll up sleeves”
  • Astute attention to detail, ensuring that as far as possible items presented are ‘right 1st time’

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