Controls Manager

  • Location:

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Property & Construction

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus and more

  • Contact:

    Chris Brannigan

  • Job ref:

    REI12020_1588342239

  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-05-31

  • Start date:

    ASAP

  • Consultant:

    Chris Brannigan

Our client is one of the premier real estate investment companies in Europe focusing on the operation of modern logistics and distribution properties. They are backed by a major player in Private Equity and continue to expand their portfolio.

Role Overview

We are looking for a qualified accountant with relevant experience with risk management and internal controls for a newly formed role as part of the Group finance team. This will be a key role in delivering a best in class finance function, driving operational efficiency, identifying and documenting gaps in existing processes, and defining and implementing new processes and controls across Group finance.

This role is ideally suited for somebody at the Manager level in a Top Ten Accountancy Practice Firm.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Identify weaknesses in existing financial and compliance processes, and design and implement new or amended controls to mitigate risk
  • Deliver operational efficiencies and consistencies across the business
  • Engage with senior finance management and key stakeholders to address financial risks and internal controls for all regions
  • Report the key risk and control information to senior finance management and key stakeholders
  • Provide guidance, support and direction to the business on effectively managing risk and demonstrating that the appropriate control environment is in place
  • Facilitate, challenge and coach Group Finance in the identification, assessment and management of risks to support an effective risk management culture
  • Document and maintain all key financial processes and controls
  • Act as a key advisor and consult on the risk and control implications for Transformation Projects

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Qualified Accountant (CIMA, ACCA, ACA), ideally first time passes. The ideal candidate would be minimum 3 years PQE from a major accountancy firm
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Background in internal audit/internal controls/risk management
  • Experience in working in/with large, complex, multinational organisations
  • Experience working with OneStream, Horizon, and other property management systems preferred
  • Experience in property/construction preferred
  • Highest standards of accuracy and precision; highly organised
  • Articulate with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Energy and drive to deliver in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to think creatively, highly-driven and self-motivated
  • Good team player
  • Self-starter, takes ownership and happy to create own processes and manages with multiple / new data sources
  • Knowledge of European languages preferred
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