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Financial Controller EMEA

RS Group
Corby, GB
Closing date
23 Jun 2024

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Finance and Accounts
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Finance Controller - EMEA
Hybrid working

Finance Pros! Ready to Lead the Financial Front? Are you passionate about the role finance can play in business and ready to take charge of our financial game plan?
We're RS, and we're on the lookout for a talented Financial Controller to join our team!

The role (snapshot)
The Regional Controller is a key role in our EMEA Finance organisation, providing strategic and tactical financial leadership for the EMEA region. This role holds overall accountability for the financial statements, ensuring completeness and accuracy of accounts and compliance with regulatory requirements. You will have responsibility for financial oversight, including being responsible for preparation of region's balance sheet and cash flow forecast.

You will manage a remote financial team and work closely with our Global Shared Business Services (GSBS) team, Group Finance and the leaders of the business units to facilitate accurate financial reporting, compliance, and operational efficiency.

Key Accountabilities:
Accountable for the financial statements and ensuring accuracy of actual financial data
Act as a second line of defence for controls management
Accountable and responsible for overseeing risk and controls, and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements
Accountable for local tax compliance and reviewing local tax reports
Accountable for statutory audits and supporting external auditors

Key Responsibilities:
Ensure robust financial governance and oversight, including adherence to financial regulations, standards, and best practice
Responsible for cost control of overheads, capital expenditures, and other operating expenses
Responsible for defining operational finance metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) to be reported on within the region
Challenges constructively and respectfully wherever required against market and functional plans which may lead to financial risk or where there are inadequate controls in place
Prepare regular updates for the team on changes in legislation or other requirements which are relevant to the region
Establish and oversee a comprehensive risk management framework for areas of responsibility, including the identification, analysis, mitigation and reporting of financial risks

Skills needed for this role:
Qualified ACA /ACCA (or equivalent) and/or bachelor's degree in finance, Accounting, Economics or a related field
Proven experience in a senior financial controlling within a sizable organisation
• Strong and current technical accounting skills, with the ability to lead and educate a diverse and dispersed team
Proficient in financial software and tools (e.g., Excel, SAP) and familiarity with analytics platforms and technologies

We would love you to have:
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate and influence stakeholders at all levels of the organization
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and manage multiple priorities with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
Commitment to upholding the highest standards of integrity, professionalism, and ethical conduct in all aspects of the role
A highly collaborative individual, strong team player who is able to build strong relationships with senior executives, stakeholders, peers and their own team

The extras you'll get:
At RS, as well as the usual employee benefits you'd expect from a FTSE listed company, including annual performance bonus, enhanced maternity and paternity leave, private healthcare, in the UK&I, we've just introduced a number of new Family Friendly Policies including:
Help for people to take control of ongoing Health conditions such as diabetes or asthma with £500 a year available for monitoring & consultation.
Support for Neurodiverse colleagues and families with neurodiverse members with needs assessment, diagnosis and post diagnostic support for autism spectrum, ADHD and Tourette's syndrome.
Support for Women at different life stages from streamlined fertility support through to diagnosis and monitoring of both endometriosis and menopause.
Helping our LGBTQ+ community through enhanced coverage for trans colleagues, including voice coaching, facial surgery, and gender confirmation surgery.
Additions to Fertility coverage including IVF for lesbian couples and information/support around surrogacy and adoption for all.

We are RS:
At RS we've been solving engineering problems for over 80 years: big ones, small ones, easy and difficult ones. We turn the 'what ifs' into the 'why nots', the impossible into the possible.

Our purpose? Making amazing happen for a better world.
We offer service and product solutions. We send out a parcel every 2 seconds, to over 130 countries. We provide over 700,000 in-stock and over 3 million unstocked products to more than 1.2 million customers.
We want people like you, as you are curious about things, you like doing things differently and in a human way with empathy. Because that's exactly how we partner with people - our customers, suppliers, colleagues, and communities - to solve problems.

We'll also invest in your development and wellbeing - because building a more diverse and inclusive culture, being ethical, responsible, and committed to our Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) action plan is at the heart of everything we do.

Come and join us and we'll help you to think big, do more and unleash your brilliance, so you do amazing things too.


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