Financial Controller - Maternity cover
Clear is a global marketing strategy consultancy with a strong belief in the power of insight. We bring clarity to any sector, brand or marketing challenge. Our multi-disciplinary teams of expert consultants work together to help our clients transform their businesses - by uncovering fresh insight, identifying opportunities for growth, translating this into clear brand and innovation strategy, and ensuring this is as actionable as possible for the client’s business.
In 15 years we have grown into a £13 million per annum turnover business with over 70 people and offices in London, New York, Dayton, Singapore and Frankfurt. We are a growing business with a diverse and highly experienced team with backgrounds in client side marketing, research, strategy, advertising planning and design. We have an extensive blue chip client list including Pepsico, Wagamama, Reckitt Benckiser, GSK, Disney, Bacardi, and many more.
A wonderful opportunity has arisen for a strong Financial Controller to join our Finance team for a maternity cover. The Financial Controller will be responsible for the integrity of the business’s reporting to its external stakeholders and for the internal statutory and regulatory compliance. The role primarily focuses on our US business (with offices in New York and Dayton), although support is given to the UK, Singapore and German business when required. You will work closely with our Financial Director and Financial Assistant.
Production and submission of monthly, bi annual and year end reports and management accounts
Production and review of all US corporation tax reporting requirements
Liaise with external tax and legal advisors for US business (and occasionally Singapore business)
Management of active pipeline for US business
Management of P&L and balance sheet
Management of revenue recognition
Management of US payroll, (and occasionally UK and Singapore payroll)
Management of the Financial Assistant, based in London
Management of insurance for the US business.
Review all client contracts
A strategic and commercial thinker
An improver – someone who seeks to evolve and improve current approaches and processes.
Leader – represents a positive role model with ability to motivate and inspire others.
Skills, Experience & Qualifications
Ideally fully ACA or CA qualified
Experience working within a consultancy or agency environment
Experience working in a global network – preferably with US and Singapore offices
Solid understanding of all financial processes
Strong attention to detail
Ability to work under time pressure and to multi task
Excellent communication skills
Relevant undergraduate & post-graduate degrees from a top university or equivalent
Package and Benefits
Competitive salary and bonus potential
26 days holiday a year
Private medical insurance
*No agencies please*