Financial Controller Sutton, United Kingdom Up to 85000.00

Financial Controller

Location: Sutton, United Kingdom |
Salary: Up to 85000.00 |
Posted: 11 Oct 2019 |
Business Unit: UK Secure Solutions |
Contracted Hours: Full-time |
Employee Status: Permanent |
Reference: 190001QE

About G4S 

G4S is the largest secure solutions company in the world, the second largest private employer on the London Stock Exchange and one of Britain’s top Employers. 

Main purpose of the role: 

To support the FD SSUK&I in supporting the financial management and profitable growth of the SSUK&I division
To manage and develop the control environment of the SSUK&I division
To ensure adherence to all external, Regional and Group financial compliance processes
To coordinate Business Planning in the SSUK&I division
To enhance internal and external financial reporting of the SSUK&I division – ensuring the performance of the business is clearly and consistently articulated
To manage and develop the UK&I payroll team – ensuring a compliant and efficient function

Key deliverable:
Professional leadership role in SSUK&I finance leading the Financial Manager and Payroll team to be integral parts of a professional Finance function at the heart of the SSUK&I business deputising for the FD SSUK&I when appropriate

Strong financial control environment delivering a fit for purpose control environment to underpin quickly all SSUK&I financial accounting, reporting and risk management operations ensuring that balance sheet exposures are understood, articulated and managed; with all accounts reviewed and reconciled quarterly and all risks and opportunities identified liaising authoritatively with Group and Region Finance teams on all accounting matters driving efficient, timely and controlled month end and year end accounting processes – ensuring all parts of the division are accounting in accordance with Group standards and timelines initiating and following through on actions necessary to become complaint with all MFCs and MEC standards following through on Group Internal Audit findings and recommendations

Enhanced financial reporting to articulate business financial performance more clearly providing an authoritative, comprehensive and timely financial reporting suite that allows senior management to manage the business effectively and proactively meeting all Group and Region submission requirements (including BPC input and CXO reconciliations)

Smooth external reporting and audit liaising with external auditors and coordinating divisional Finance teams to deliver a smooth audit process coordinating the production and sign-off of stat accounts to Group deadlines ensuring overdue stats are produced, audited and filed

Challenging business planning owning the Business Plan, budget and forecast processes; supporting the MD and FD of SSUK&I to set challenging but achievable financial targets delivering smooth processes; setting realistic timetables to meet Regional reporting obligations, providing relevant and consistent financial information, arranging management reviews and ensuring approved plans are appropriately submitted and available in BPC for financial reporting

Efficient and completely reliable payroll operation managing and developing the SSUK Payroll function that processes the payroll of c18,000 colleagues ensuring an efficient and compliant function that meets all accounting and statutory responsibilities reviewing and approving all payroll runs for SSUK&I

Salary and Benefits 

- In return you will receive a salary of £85,000 per annum
- Car/Car Allowance
- Private Healthcare for you and your family
- A number of other excellent benefits 

Personal characteristics

Finance leader, with the vision and energy to make an impact quickly and

the potential to progress to more senior Finance roles.

Authoritative, able to hit the ground running whist learning the underlying

economic drivers of the various SSSUK&I businesses.

Able to communicate clearly and concisely with all levels in the organisation

including SSUK&I and Regional leadership teams.

Intellectually robust and able to manage competing priorities effectively



Qualified accountant (ACA, CIMA or ACCA)

5 years’ PQ experience, including extensive Financial Accounting


Proficiency with Financial Accounting and Reporting systems

Wide experience of delivering and improving month end close processes

and the production of financial plans

Multi-site, business to business experience preferred

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