Internal Controls Manager (exclusive role)

London, UK
up to £65,000 plus bonus
06 Oct 2020
05 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
0-25% Travel, None

Our client, a real estate, logistics and distribution giant is now recruiting an Internal Controls Manager to join a newly formed part of the Group Finance team.

The business owns, operates and manages over 10 million square metres of space in key locations across Europe, working with the biggest names in the industry. It has regional offices across Europe and this role will be based in central London, UK.
Role Overview

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. Post COVID, a small amount of travel will be to other regional offices in Europe too. This is an excellent opportunity to gain further experience of the wider finance function and business.
Main Responsibilities

  • Discover weaknesses in existing financial and compliance processes,
  • Design and implement new or amended controls to mitigate risk,
  • Deliver operational efficiencies and consistencies across the Group,
  • Engage with Group Management and key stakeholders to address risks and internal controls,
  • Report the key risk and control information to Group Finance and key stakeholders
  • Provide guidance, support and direction to the business on effectively managing risk,
  • Demonstrate 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

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience 

We are looking for a degree educated qualified accountant (CIMA, ACCA, ACA), with appropriate PQE (at least 2 years) or the equivalent from a major accountancy firm. A background in internal audit/internal controls/risk management would be helpful too, as would experience in working in/with large, complex, multinational commercial organisations eg. Logistics, distribution, property etc.

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