Financial Controller - Property, Retail & Overheads

£550 | London | Contract
Posted 3 months ago

Interim Financial Controller - Property, Retail & Overheads
West London
Initial 3 months contract
£500per day - £550 per day

InterQuest Solutions are delighted to be working with one of our key clients a market leader in the retail and telecoms sector, supporting with the recruitment of an interim Financial Controller to work across the internal Property, Retail and Overheads teams

The Role
Own the key financial processes and control environment for the Property, Retail and Overhead areas of the business. Ensure clear two way communication with the other areas of finance and the business to ensure the financial results are accurate and understood by all parties
This role would suit candidates with considerable financial experience in Property, with knowledge of assets, estates and rent/rate reviews with proven IFRS 16 experience

Duties & Responsibilities

* Directly Business Partner the Property Assets team by providing analysis and delivering insight that ensure opportunities are maximised and risks appropriately mitigated for strategic business projects
* Own the financial processes including month end, balance sheet, P&L and cash inputs for the property, retail and overhead areas including;
o Management of month end in a timely and accurate manner
o Ensuring the balance sheet is fully understood and reconciled
o Manage a balance sheet and P&L accounting for in excess of £1bn of assets and liabilities
* Ensure accounting treatments are in line with relevant accounting standards and minimum control standards, manage the audit process with our external auditors and half year and year end
* Oversee the accounting for complex areas and areas of judgement including property provisions and accruals
* Lead the team to deliver high quality accounting and control and clear communication to other areas of finance and the business
* Budgeting and Forecasting - support these key processes as required in particular through provision of actual costs and balances with insights into key drivers and movements
* Accounting advice - advise on the financial accounting implications of new accounting standards, in particular IFRS 16 and be responsible for implementation of related process changes

Experience & Skills

* Candidates will come from a similar role and ideally will have financial experience of property or retail with previous exposure to IFRS 16
* You will be educated to degree level or equivalent with an additional accountancy qualification such as CIMA or ACA with ideally at least 5 years PQE
* Candidates will have excellent stakeholder experience and skills at a senior level and will be able to apply financial knowledge to commercial and operational areas with ease
* You will be results focused and able to analyse and understand complex data or financial information

For more information about this role, please contact:

Rachel Loughlin
0161 237 0063

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