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Group Financial Controller

Warrington / United Kingdom


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As the pioneer, innovator and market leader in RPA, Blue Prism delivers the world’s most successful Digital Workforce. The company’s software robots automate transactions and improve operational efficiencies while meeting the requirements of the most demanding IT environments, where security, compliance and scalability are paramount. Blue Prism provides a scalable and robust execution platform for best-of-breed AI and cognitive technologies and has emerged as the trusted and secure RPA platform of choice for the Fortune 500.

Supporting the CFO (Chief Financial Officer), you will be an experienced GFC (Group Financial Controller) with a strong technical background and be able to assume direct responsibility for the daily management of group finance, including improving existing and developing new internal control procedures. The role provides autonomy, board level exposure and excellent potential for progression as the company continues to experience huge growth.

The successful individual will be a hands-on Controller, with excellent technical acumen (IFRS) and a proven record in people management and team development. A unique position which offers great independence, you must be comfortable with working in a dynamic, and sometimes ambiguous, rapidly changing environment.

Based out of either our Birchwood or London offices, there will be occasional international travel when required.


Group Reporting

  • Responsibility for monthly, half year and full year group reporting including monthly management accounts, half year and full year group consolidated financial statements - ensuring compliance with group accounting policies and IFRS.
  • Management and oversight of the year end Group and local subsidiary statutory audits and taking the lead on the Annual Report from a finance perspective.
  • Direct the reporting, consolidation and review of the monthly, quarterly as well as annual financial results.
  • Ownership of accounting policies including production of policies manual and implementation of new IFRS across the group.
  • Liaison with internal and external auditors.

Statutory Audit & Reporting

  • Management and oversight of the year end Group and local subsidiary statutory audits and taking the lead on the Annual Report from a finance perspective.
  • Direct the reporting, consolidation and review of the monthly, quarterly as well as annual financial results.
  • Ownership of accounting policies including production of policies manual and implementation of new IFRS across the group.
  • Liaison with internal and external auditors.

Treasury Management

  • Ensure all bank mandates, cash control, bank reconciliations, FX and treasury controls are appropriately managed and reported.
  • Group Insurance Management.
  • Management of the Groups insurance policies and key point of contact with the Group’s insurance brokers.

Payroll & Pensions Management

  • Management of the Group payroll department.
  • Ensure accurate and timely processing and payments of all Global payrolls.
  • Ensure all statutory reporting and annual returns are actioned.
  • Ensure all annual returns and reporting of Pension and Life Assurance, are submitted in a timely manner.

Technical Accounting

  • The role is responsible for all technical accounting matters including new IFRS standards impacting the Group.
  • Given the listed status of the Group you will also be responsible for ensuring full compliance with AIM financial reporting requirements.
  • There are several share schemes and share incentive plans in operation across the Group, and as part of the Group reporting requirements this role is responsible for all accounting matters in respect of the various share schemes.

Staff Leadership and Management

  • The finance team has expanded rapidly over the past eighteen months with the creation of the Finance Shared Service Centre (FSSC) and the appointment of regional Financial Controllers.
  • The department is dynamic and continues to change in line with the wider business demands. Given the pace of growth, different initiatives and competing workloads the team work in a matrix environment so as much as the role has direct reports the resources are shared amongst the wider finance team.
  • The role reports directly to the Group CFO and you will work closely with the Group FP&A manager, the Regional Finance Controllers and the Head of Investor Relations.

Direct Reports:

  • Regional Financial Controllers – EMEA, Americas and Asia Pacific Region.
  • Head of Group Accounting & Shared Services.
  • Group Payroll Manager.
  • Group Finance Systems Manager.

You will be required to lead, mentor and develop team members and provide general oversight of the development of the Shared Services Team. Provide staff appraisals and personal development plans, commensurate with the role and responsibilities set. Manage current training requirements in line with role and responsibilities. Support staff welfare to include competency assessments and performance management

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Our Ideal Candidate

  • ACCA or ACA financial qualification.
  • University Degree or equivalent.
  • Background working to IFRS standards.
  • Proven experience of working as a Financial Controller at a senior level.
  • Prior experience managing a wide geographical remit i.e. global ideally, or EMEA
  • Proven experience managing teams, including on a remote basis.

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