Financial Controller

The City, UK
Competitive salary
04 May 2021
07 May 2021
Experience level
Qualified accountant
Job Title: Financial Controller

Location: West London, Hanger Lane

Salary: Competitive

Full time/Permanent


The Financial Controller is a senior role within the Kantar UK Finance function, reporting to the UK& I Country Controller, with key responsibilities for leading accurate and timely financial reporting; maintaining a framework of robust and efficient control processes; promoting process improvement and business partnering on cost control within the business unit. The role will work closely with the business unit Managing Director; Finance Business Partner; Client service team and other internal / external stakeholders. To be successful in this role, engagement with various parts of the business across multiple regions is required, often at different levels of seniority.


  • End to end delivery of the month-end and year-end closing processes and reporting requirements including but not limited to:
  • Oversee / Review of general ledger and all entries and account reconciliations in accordance with the group accounting policy
  • Preparation of management and submission of financial reports in accordance with the group reporting timetable
  • Manage all aspects of accounting operations including General Ledger, P2P, O2C, Credit Control, etc.
  • Liaise with the external accountant to ensure accurate and timely compliance with all fiscal and statutory reporting requirements. VAT, CT600, FS, AR01, etc.
  • Work on annual external and internal audit cycles including timelines, information management and responding to requests; oversee audit compliance activities and statutory accounts sign-off.
  • Develop strong relationships with stakeholders across the organisation
  • Ensure an appropriate controls environment is in place working in accordance with the Kantar Controls framework; monitor and report compliance with Controls framework
  • Support MD; finance business partners and other business stakeholders; provide accurate internal reporting and insightful management information analysis aimed at facilitating commercial decision-making.
  • Manage the revenue recognition and job accounting processes.


  • To deliver the above, we are seeking an experienced, Financial Controller who can ideally demonstrate: -
  • ACCA, ACA or CIMA qualified or equivalent
  • Detailed / thorough knowledge of Financial Accounting, FP&A and Net Working Capital management
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team and across other disciplines / departments
  • Understanding of revenue and cost drivers; resource allocation and utilisation drivers
  • Accountable, delivers on promises and follows through on commitments even in challenging circumstances
  • Ability to concisely and clearly present information to financial and non-financial people
  • Ability to coach and develop talent, bringing the best out in people