Financial Controller

Job Description:
Are you a qualified accountant with a background in financial reporting, ideally from within financial services? If this sounds like you, we have a great opportunity for you!
Our client, a global financial services business based in Edinburgh, is recruiting for a Financial Controller to join the business on an initial 12 month contract.
Essential Skills/Experience:

Ideally a qualified accountant or qualified by experience.
Asset management experience preferable but not essential.
Technical and regulatory knowledge desirable.
Takes personal accountability for high quality outputs and timely delivery.
Self-starter who is willing to learn and take on new challenges.
Commercial acumen and ability to challenge trends and form expectations.
Credibility with stakeholders (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).

Core Responsibilities:

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.
Plan and execute all board, regulatory and group reporting outputs where required including succinct analytics for presentation to senior business stakeholders.

This includes managing expectations of senior stakeholders regarding the delivery of key reporting outputs.
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.
Where required support and lead on team and group wider projects to support the strategic direction of the finance function.
Interpret key accounting and regulatory technical matters for presentation and agreement with the UK Financial Reporting & Controls Manager.
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 add across the finance function.
Working collaboratively with peers across the finance function and wider business units to deliver business insight and contribute to a best in class finance function.
Taking responsibility for developing both technical and softer skills to ensure continuous personal development and deliver insight and value add across the finance function.

Core-Asset Consulting is an equal opportunities recruiter and we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marital/civil partner status or pregnancy.

Job reference: 15071
To apply for this vacancy applicants must be eligible to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.
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  • Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Salary:
  • Type: Contract
  • Recruiter: Core-Asset Consulting Ltd
  • Posted: 07-Nov-2022
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