Senior Financial Controller - UK

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£90,000-£110,000 + Bonus
Ref: 10 Date Posted: Friday 17 Nov 2023

Our client is a leading, British, investment firm with over €40 billion in assets under management across private equity, private debt, and real estate strategies. They are seeking a Senior Financial Controller to join their dynamic team.

Responsibilites include:

Financial Control

  • Take a lead role in the financial control of the corporate group, which includes 50+ legal entities across various jurisdictions;
  • Oversee the work of two Corporate Accountants based in London, who have responsibility for local UK and European financial control
  • Work closely with other members of the Group Finance team across other locations, who provide financial control across the remainder of the Group;
  • Responsible for the accurate monthly consolidation of the Group results, establishing a strong understanding and ultimately controlling system-generated consolidation entries
  • Work closely with the FP&A Manager to facilitate the timely production of Group Management Accounts on a monthly basis

Statutory Audit

  • Key contact for Group auditors, taking ultimate responsibility for the annual audit of the Operating Group
  • Responsible for the preparation of timely and accurate statutory financial statements across the Operating Group (where required)
  • Working closely with others in the Group Finance team for audit of the remaining holding structure of the Group;


  • Assume a senior role in other financial control and operations-related functions, including but not limited to:
  • Accounting for valuation of the Group across a complex shareholding structure
  • Group treasury management and reporting
  • Various aspects of corporate tax compliance across relevant Group jurisdictions (corporate tax VAT, employment tax matters etc) working in conjunction with in-house tax function


  • Main internal interaction is with:
  • Group Finance, Fund Control, IT, Legal, Compliance
  • The position holder may have requirement to work with various external parties, such as:
  • Banks, Administrators, Auditors, Accounting Advisors and tax authorities 


  • Qualified Chartered Accountant, with a minimum of 5+ years PQE
  • Degree or equivalent 
  • Professional experience within financial services and ideally Private Assets, with demonstratable experience in Financial Control in large, complex corporate group structures
  • Fluent in English (Other European languages an advantage)
  • Excellent IT skills (MS Office), NetSuites, Oracle PBCS