Group Financial Controller

Posted 16 November by Parkdean Resorts

Parkdean Resorts, the UK’s leading holiday park operator, have the perfect opportunity for an experienced and inspirational qualified finance professional join our team in Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne on a full time permanent basis.

As we grow and expansion of our business, we are looking to expand our finance team by the appointment of a Group Financial Controller. Reporting into the Director of Finance, the Group Financial Controller will be responsible for running a large finance team (+100 staff) including all transactional accounting, management reporting and statutory reporting.

As Group Financial Controller your main responsibilities will be broken down in the multiple areas as listed below:
Group Finance
Responsible for the management of the Group Finance team including:
• Statutory reporting – IFRS plus PERG requirements and gradual move towards Plc compliant reporting (process, data integrity & internal controls) by 2019.
• Investor and bank reporting including quarterly reporting packs.
• Year end and audit process – including 24 day audited reporting pack.
• Management of audit committee agendas.
• Reporting controls.
• Consolidation.
• Monthly balance sheet control accounts review process.
• Tax & other regulatory compliance and efficiency.
• Fixed Assets
• Reporting to external bodies and agencies.
• Educating the business on technical developments.

Management Accounts
Management of internal financial reporting including:
• Delivery of daily/weekly/live reporting of key reports and KPIs across the business.
• Delivery of the monthly management accounts within 3 working days of the month end.
• Business commentaries and action plans.
• Working alongside FP&A and BI to develop reporting, dashboards and KPIs.
• Management of accounting processes.
• Monthly balance sheet reconciliations.
• Variance analysis.
• Working alongside FP&A in delivery of Business Partnering, Budgeting and Forecasting.

Finance Shared Services
Management of finance shared services which includes:
• Inventory.
• Accounts Receivable.
• Accounts Payable.
• Treasury.
• Payroll.

Management and leadership
Management and leadership of 3 direct reports and wider team of +100 staff with objective of delivery a highly skilled and engaged team. Providing strong support to the CFO, Director of Finance and the Audit Committee.
• Recruitment of highly skilled staff.
• Resource management.
• KPI led efficiency management.
• Regular formal communication.
• Regular team meetings and 1-2-1s.
• Target setting.
• Personal Impact Review process.
• Training and development.

Customer service
Maintaining and improving the highest level of customer service levels from the team to the business and end customers:
• KPI led service levels.
• Quality control checking.

Internal Controls
Management of the financial internal controls within the business:
• Maintenance of the Financial Delegation of Authorities.
• Monthly balance sheet reconciliation review – delivering an auditable balance sheet monthly.
• Working capital management controls.
• Financial reporting controls – gradually move towards SOX compliance.
• Maintaining segregation of duties.

Reference: 33823294

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