Assistant Financial Accounting Controller
Colchester - UK

Job Reference: CUX-FIN-05101

Location: Colchester - UK

Closing Date: 03/07/2019

Department: Finance

Division: Global Support

Key responsibilities

The T&C Assistant Financial Accounting Controller is expected to assume some of the following key responsibilities plus any other reasonable duties as required:

Statutory Accounts, Month end & Other

  • Prepare and review draft statutory accounts
  • Manage statutory accounts software package and provide training to the team as required
  • Oversee the tagging of Statutory accounts (EUSSC only)
  • Assist with corporate simplification process
  • Manage the Compliance queries inbox
  • Assist with preparing information for Group
  • Assist with relevant project work (eg. annual dividend project, acquisitions, disposals etc)
  • Completion of work associated with Head office companies (eg. month end, budget & forecasting, statutory accounts)
  • Reviewing of any work associated with dormant & non-trading entities
  • Assist with the provision of information for audit queries
  • Review of dormant and non-trader reconciliations
  • Assist and train T&C Accountants where required
  • Prepare and review assigned Balance sheet reconciliations


  • Assist with the preparation and review of treasury transactions, posting and month end schedules
  • Review of relevant bank reconciliations
  • Assist with daily and month treasury requests from Group Treasury
  • Assist and oversees relevant project work
  • Assist with month compliance related work, including account limits, passport scheme and loan facilities

People Management Responsibilities

  • Team workload management
  • Motivate team to ensure performance metrics s are hit
  • Support communication structures across the team to ensure all key messages are communicated
  • Support Financial Accounting Controller / Treasury Accounting Controller to develop a plan for cross-training, working shadowing and rotation of responsibilities within team
  • Provides coaching on both soft and technical skills within the team
  • Participate in Recruitment & Selection processes
  • Act as a role model to others
  • Team admin duties such as absence management, holiday authorisations, timesheet approvals etc

Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to oversee, motivate and manage people in a Tax & Compliance environment
  • Advanced skills in Excel, Word and Outlook are essential
  • Good communication skills at all levels including a wide range of stakeholders within the business
  • Knowledge and ability to use relevant internal systems
  • Act with integrity, tact and diplomacy
  • Improves processes & systems
  • Problem solves within tight deadlines
  • Be pro-active and take initiative
  • Good influencing skills
  • Highly organised, diligent with attention to detail
  • Demonstrable success in improving Tax & Compliance service levels

Knowledge & Qualifications

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of all Tax & Compliance/Financial Accounting processes including best practice in Tax & Compliance/Financial Accounting, people, processes and technology
  • Significant knowledge of SAP system
  • Good knowledge of leadership, coaching and people development
  • Recognised qualification/Accounting degree preferable (SSC Specific)
  • A track record of continuous professional and management development
  • Knowledge of dealing with acquisitions and disposals
  • 4 years relevant Tax & compliance/accounting experience
  • Knowledge of lean, Six Sigma or other continuous improvement methodologies preferred


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.