Group Finance Director, Controlling (Travel & Transport)

Posted 12 December 2019
SalaryUSD 180000 to USD 250000
Job type Permanent
DisciplineChief Operating Officer & Governance

Job Description

  • Working for a rapidly growing transport company in their global HQ
  • Fantastic exposure internally - directly reporting to the Group CFO, you have overall financial responsibility for the business
  • Attractive remuneration and excellent opportunities for career progression

My client, a leading travel company company, are seeking a Group Finanacial Director to take full financial responsibility for the business. Reporting to the Group CFO, you will be responsbile for formulating a financial strategy, long term plan and set high-level targets for the department to align with overall Group target and business plans.

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare year-end financial statements for the business and to consolidate the group accounts
  • Prepare year-end financial statements for the business and to consolidate the group accounts
  • Prepare and review monthly management accounts with budget holders, focusing on full-year forecast prediction versus budget. Identifying and managing risks and opportunities.
  • Prepare and update annual budgets, working with budget holders.
  • Continuous improvement of the new accounting system; helping to improve its effectiveness
  • Be a strong business partner with the budget holders, working with them to understand the business and help them understand Finance.
  • Prepare financial reports and ensuring organizational financial stability to improve the Company’s financial performance.
  • Strengthen the company’s brand image and customer advocacy
  • Evaluation and analysis monthly and annual reports to identify results, trends, and financial forecasts
  • Manage cash flow by tracking transactions and regularly reviewing internal reports
  • Ensure that all financial transactions are properly recorded, filed, and reported 
  • Establish and implement financial reporting systems to comply with government regulations and legislation
  • Collaborate with auditing services to ensure proper compliance with all regulations
  • Develop and maintain good relationships with related business partners both internally and externally
  • Monitor SOPs development and amendment to ensure all SOPs align with Regional standards and guidelines, and comply with regulatory requirement
  • Track operating progress and result against annual plan and KPIs to ensure targets are met; provide supports as needed
  • Support innovation and continuous improvement including promote best-practice within the company

Key Requirements 

  • Degree educated with an CA, CPA or MBA qualification
  • 10+ years' post-qualification experience in a senior role with a strong financial, accounting and managerial skills 
  • Excellent reporting background - statutory/management accounts/consolidated statements.
  • Demonstrating Strong leadership skills and be able to help direct reports and cross functional teams to make informed decisions.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to deal effectively with a variety of stakeholders


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