Group Financial Controller

Michael Page
Cambridgeshire / London, City of London
£60000 - £65000 per annum
26 Sep 2023
03 Oct 2023
JN -092023-6193217
Will Hewson
Contract type
Full time
Experience level

Group Financial Controller Position with a balance of responsibilities that includes financial reporting, management and operational development. You will report into the Head of Finance and have the opportunity to be a key decision maker within the organisation.

Client Details

This group of College's are market leaders in their field, with a tailored approach to both student and teacher excellence, creating a well renowned brand. they are now looking to recruit a Group Financial Controller to provide team leadership and financial decision making support to the executive team.


  • Maintain and develop robust internal controls over financial reporting.
  • Work with third-parties where the group outsource specific financial functions, including auditors, tax advisors etc.
  • Prepare the month end management accounts for individual colleges.
  • Prepare, publish and submit statutory accounts.
  • Assist with forecasting and budgeting.
  • Regular review of key balance sheet accounts and audit queries.
  • Overseeing Credit Control management and cash management.
  • Quarterly VAT returns (including reverse charge VAT).
  • Direct line management of one member of staff, with a lot of interaction with the college-based finance departments.
  • Work as part of a small senior management team to provide financial guidance in all aspects of college activities and shape the future of the group.


  • Qualified accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACCA etc) with a technical background such as with an audit firm (preferrable).
  • 3+ years' post qualification experience.
  • Strong knowledge of IFRS for a consolidated group.
  • Sound generalist knowledge of tax, in particularly corporation tax. A specific tax qualification is not required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Strong relationship management skills, both internally and externally.
  • Strong self-management, able to work effectively both independently and collaboratively.
  • Good Excel skills critical (in particular pivot tables and vlookups)

Job Offer

  • c£65,000
  • Hybrid working model, based out of either London or Cambridge
  • 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Group personal pension plan, 7% employer contribution
  • Discounted school fees
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • Eye Care
  • Gym Scheme
  • Workplace Nursery Scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme

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