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Financial Controller - 12 Months FTC

UK & Ireland > London Heathrow

We are looking for a Financial Controller to join our UK head office team at Heathrow Airport on a 12 months fixed term contract.

About the role:

Reporting to the Finance Director, you will provide leadership to the Finance Team. You will look to continually improve business performance, champion change and lead and motivate the team to continuously deliver optimum service to internal and external customers. This is an exciting opportunity for a well-rounded candidate with a strong technical grounding in audit firm background, to apply subsequent industry experience to a position of seniority to join and hit the ground and running.

A strong foundation in financial and management reporting are a must, but key to this role are personality, excellent communication skills, the ability to implement change, process and solution driven and a can do attitude.

What you’ll do:

  • Oversee all UK tax compliance, computations and submissions, such as VAT and Corporate Tax, as well as completion of all statutory financial reporting

  • Lead continuous improvement of entity financial control reviews and make recommendations, oversee the finance function including AP/AR shared services

  • Conduct critical analysis of key balance sheet accounts, cash flow forecasts and liquidity assessments

  • Report directly to the executive board on performance against budget and forecast, using your commercial acumen to provide suggestions as to strategic direction of the business and areas of focus for expansion

  • Deliver a collaborative approach between departments, ensuring delivery of strategy and business performance improvement and driving cost efficiencies


  • Apply industry foresight to lead your team to deliver a high quality finance, budgeting, reporting and accounting activities and deliver on statutory and legal reporting requirements

What you’ll bring:

  • Minimum 8 years industry experience

  • Qualified Accountant (ACCA/ACA/CIMA)

  • Minimum 3 years’ auditor experience

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in fast paced and dynamic operational environment

  • MS Navision and or SAP experience an advantage

The ideal candidate:

  • Familiar with service contracts and experience working on multi-currency and global consolidations and matrix finance structures

  • Ability to quickly assess and resolve problems

  • Takes ownership

  • Hands on approach/ can do attitude

  • Strong organisation and time management skills

  • High level of attention to detail

  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and under pressure

  • Professional, proactive approach

  • Flexibility and ability to prioritise as business needs change

We are looking for a candidate to start 03/03/23.

You must be able to demonstrate your right to work in the UK.


Contact Person: Shana Germain


Exeter Way

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