Group Controller Job Description

Group Controller Job Description

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Group controller provides plant Manager with financial insights including short and long range planning; administers the Plant Accounting Systems and Controls.

Group Controller Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Supervise Accounting staff of up to 5 individuals with a focus on Customer Care Contracts and Accounting
Oversight of the quarterly accounting and financial reporting process for all investment products
Responsible for the day to day accounting for HTC/Customer Care legal entities and all ongoing transactions
Implement Contract Accounting for new contracts
Requires an individual with either a CPA, CA designation or an advanced degree in Accounting
Interpretation of complex and technical accounting issues and communicate such issues effectively to non-finance
Play a central role in VCG coverage for Linear Rates products (IRS, Bonds, Bond Options, Structured Repos)
Acting as the finance controller for smaller business units in a hands on capacity, preparing reports, budgets and forecasts
Reviewing and analyzing new business opportunities and potential start ups
Oversight and assist with management of Maritime Funds

Group Controller Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Group Controller

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPA, CMA, SOX, MBA

Education for Group Controller

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Employers hiring for the group controller job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business, Business/Administration, MBA, Graduate, Education, Engineering, Mathematics

Skills for Group Controller

Desired skills for group controller include:

Major languages
Computerized accounting systems
General accounting procedures and financial statements
Profitability and variance analysis
Rolling budgets
SAP
Short and long-term budgeting and forecasting
Accounting
Accounting information systems
Accounting theories

Desired experience for group controller includes:

Knowledge of internal systems such Kapital or Orion a plus
Strong understanding and knowledge of the group’s products and services and the underlying processes, systems and other support partner functions (operations, technology, compliance, risk management, legal, ) supporting their business and customers
High standards for work quality and attention to detail
Understanding of investment structures, debt documents, partnership agreements, and purchase and sale agreements
Oversight of financial due diligence for acquisitions by working with appropriate individuals within the Real Assets Group, third parties, sellers, JV partners, legal counsel
Change agent with strong collaboration and negotiation skills

Group Controller Examples

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Group Controller Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of group controller. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for group controller
  • Commercial Deal reviews (incl
  • Working with tax team to ensure proper Transfer Pricing between legal entities
  • Support of Tax and Treasury Activities
  • Ongoing support of work “right shored” to professionals in Manila
  • Responsible for overseeing external reporting cycles
  • Preparation of statutory accounts and supporting notes to accounts for group
  • Responsible for the delivery of the annual report and accounts
  • Oversee Audit process
  • Review taxation function
  • Production of monthly consolidated statements, quarterly and annual reporting and KPI's
Qualifications for group controller
  • An ability to use core business systems (eg
  • Strong control mindset (control, project, reg experience a plus)
  • Big 4 or similar
  • Trained to Audit Manager level
  • Management of teams of circa 5 people
  • Minimum of 5 yrs PQE
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Group Controller Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a group controller. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for group controller
  • Ensuring sound financial controls are in operation in the local offices
  • Maintenance and development of inter-office settlement and reconciliation processes
  • VAT and other sales tax issues within the LLP
  • Management of the reforecasting processes
  • Subsidiary Revenue Forecast
  • Budget Growth Models and Reporting Packages
  • Centralization of process for Renew/Recur & Associated Recapture rates across segment and product finance
  • Management of Seasonality Process
  • Effectively plan, co-ordinate and orchestrate timelines and deliverables across multiple groups
  • Execute control and validation cycle to ensure accuracy of inputs in forecasting systems
Qualifications for group controller
  • Have experience in managing people and business partnering
  • Qualified Accountant with strong post-qualification experience
  • Experience with multi currency consolidation
  • Compilation and publication of the CFO Forecast package for Management reviews
  • Build supportive systems and tools to deliver on cohesive business reporting and insights for the product analysts required for subsidiary processes
  • Oversee and manage support staff to deliver quality and accurate dataAssist in the development of the budget presentation and key messaging to internal stakeholders
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Group Controller Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of group controller. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for group controller
  • Help ensure appropriate financial and accounting policies and procedures are being followed by all divisional companies
  • Manage the monthly flash and projection process for the Group
  • Align best practices across divisions and Europe for all financial reporting, including aligning templates to fit Corporate, Group, and divisional needs
  • Manage and facilitate the Strategic Plan and Budget process for the MSNT Group
  • Financial partner for HCS, Flex, IMT, and ProCare Business Units, responsibilities include managing the budget and projection process, monthly financial reporting and analysis for the respective leadership teams
  • Provide financial support and analysis on ad-hoc projects
  • Attend quarterly Business Reviews to gain exposure to MS&NT businesses and processes
  • Acquires, develops and presents relevant financial metrics, analyses and reports for internal and external audiences
  • Support all President bonus administration
  • Price-Volume reporting
Qualifications for group controller
  • Research, analyze, and communicate any MYR Forecast changes to Finance and business stakeholders
  • Drive & align key messaging for Finance MYR slides and Connection Meeting decks with marketing community
  • Ensure reasonableness and accuracy of budget assumptions and data
  • Expertise in spreadsheet and database applications and business modelling
  • 5+ Years relevant work experience in financial analyst environment
  • Review and support capital expenditure requests (CER)
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Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of group controller. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for group controller
  • Competitor benchmarking and reporting
  • Consolidation of the MSNT Group financials
  • Responsible for a team of 8 direct reports
  • Production, review and analysis of the month end management accounts, back-ups and reconciliations
  • Responsible for internal policies and procedures, internal controls, process improvement and financial reporting
  • Statutory and interim accounts (UK GAAP And IFRS)
  • Manage relationship with external auditors for U.K companies
  • Ensure and take part in accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year-end reporting
  • As a team deliver internal and external reporting products on time in high quality
  • Secure proactive engagement with stakeholders securing a smooth monthly closing process
Qualifications for group controller
  • 10 + years of progressive experience in financial roles
  • Demonstrated ability to support business unit Vice Presidents and Directors and to influence leaders within an organization
  • Demonstrated success in recruiting, engaging and managing performance of medium to large scale work groups
  • Demonstrated expertise in driving cost management and cost reduction
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills, including group presentation skills
  • Applied understanding of Sarbanes Oxley legislation
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Group Controller Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of group controller. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for group controller
  • Performing all accounting tasks including the preparation of annual corporate budgets and maintenance of banking relationships for the Company and its private equity debt funds
  • High degree of influence in defining and optimizing financial processes impacting the financial reporting flow of the group
  • Lead/Participate in cross functional projects and optimization initiatives
  • Monthly consolidation of group actuals for internal purpose - processes analysis & presentations to ExM and BoD
  • High level line item controlling tasks across the group
  • Contributing to quarterly and annual presentation of group actuals for external purpose
  • High level analysis of consolidated figures
  • Outline process and timeline for global month end closing for the group
  • High degree of interaction with regions and local controllers to support in processes and quality assurance
  • Travel to our larger entities to train and support the local finance department and gather project and business knowledge
Qualifications for group controller
  • Demonstrated ability to direct planning, budgeting and forecasting
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee Capital investment and ROI assessment
  • When responsible for Global Operations, demonstrated ability to evaluate statutory tax matters, including Transfer Pricing
  • When responsible for Global Operations, demonstrated ability to deliver inventory costing and control, asset management
  • When responsible for Business Units, demonstrated ability to perform due diligence reviews and financial modeling for business development activities
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively support business acquisitions, ventures, and partnerships

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