Financial Controller

Michael Page International Rec Ltd
11 Aug 2017
08 Sep 2017
Contract Type
The successful Financial Controller will take a leadership role in the Finance Function for a group of managed companies that operate within the property and corporate finance lending market.

Client Details

My client is a lender to alternative asset investors and real estate developers. The role will be based in their London office.


The successful Financial Controller will have the following responsibilities:

* To assist the Finance Director with all accounting related matters, including business structuring and forecasting for the various public listed companies and SPVs

* To take leadership in managing a complex cash management function

* Provide monthly management accounts for all group entities in a timely manner to allow for appropriate business decisions to be made, including the development of new KPIs

* Management and preparation of information for institutional investors who are part of the lending structure

* Preparation of financial covenants for the finance being sort by the business, including reporting to those lenders

* Provide system improvements and ideas for the growth of the business

* To ensure all day to day accounting functions are managed by the small team, including journals and payments alongside the existing FC

* Review of the work produced by the junior accountant who will complete the day-to-day operations on several SPVs

* Prepare budgets/forecasts and analysis of costs on an ongoing basis, particularly in relation to new business initiatives and projects

* To develop a strong understanding of the business model and the challenges that it will face, and provide advice on how to manage those challenges

* To liaise with auditors and other key stakeholders in the business, including the Boards and preparation of information for approval by those Boards of proposed lending opportunities

* Assist with the implementation and improvement of a new CRM system


The successful Financial Controller will have the following attributes:

* Qualified accountant (ACCA, ACA, CIMA or equivalent)
* A background in financial services or real estate

* Strong understanding of Excel and the development of accounting processes and systems
* Knowledge of Sage is advantageous

Job Offer

3 month contract