Global Financial Controller

Job type:
on-site
Start:
ASAP
Duration:
9 months+
From:
Whitehall Resources Ltd
Place:
London
Date:
08/30/2013
Country:
flag_no United Kingdom
project ID:
591353

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Global Financial Controller

Whitehall Resources are currently looking for a Global Financial Controller.

Key Accountabilities:

Project Financial Control & Analysis:     

- Overall responsibility for  all Finance processes within Programme

- Close working relationship with project managers and team leader  to create and maintain Project Financial Summaries to ensure forecast costs are accurate and understood

- Proactive analysis of Actual Cost of work performed v Budgets and estimations of Earned Value

- Regular reporting of Project financials to exec management and steering committee

- Work with service providers to ensure timesheets/costs are correctly authorised, invoiced, and recorded

- Ensure all purchase requisitions and orders are setup correctly.

- Continue to develop and document project processes and controls, and ensure they meet internal control objectives and needs of internal/external audit

- Supervision of finance resources

- Work with Programme Director to assess Project risk profile and how to accurately represent financially

- Work closely with other PMO team members to understand project inter-dependencies and financial ramifications

- Analysis of future cost trends

- Monthly and quarterly reporting and analysis of results and presentation to Senior Management

- Financial modelling and analysis required for integration purposes

- Working with the Programme Manager to formulate underlying assumptions, gather data, and develop financial models

Group Finance Controls:

- Manage formal forecasting/budget process with Group finance

- Month end close in SAP financials, and reconciliation to Hyperion consolidation system

- Ensure project costs are properly treated as capex/opex as necessary

Required Skills:

- Significant accounting/finance experience in Programme/Project environment 5 years +

- Fully Qualified Accountant (ACA) or equivalent

- University degree is required. Candidates with recognized Professional Accounting Qualification preferred.

- Knowledge of SAP and Hyperion software

- Experience of managing finance close/forecasting/budgeting processes for large company.

- Good understanding of internal control systems and objectives

- Ensure Project costs are properly governed, monitored and comply with internal standards and external GAAP.

- Extensive financial modelling experience

- Working knowledge of SAP financial reporting and Materials Management preferred

- PC literate with Proficient Excel knowledge (and preferably Visio too)

- Confident working with and presenting to senior management.

- A disciplined, rigorous and structured approach to all financial matters 

- Assimilates complex and ambiguous data to identify key issues and aid decision making

- Focuses effort and prioritises work to deliver business value

- Anticipates future situations and plans ahead to meet them

- Strong people skills and the ability to manage competing client requirements.

- Disciplined and structured approach, with initiative and problem-solving mentality

- Ability to work closely with the project teams within a busy project office

- Excellent co-ordination and communication (oral and verbal) skills at all levels

- Drive and enthusiasm