JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title:                         Financial Controller EAP

Reporting to:                  Finance Director

Location:                        Luton

Direct reports:               Financial Accountants

Internal contacts:          Senior Management Team / Auditors / US Finance /Tax Depts

External:                        Local bookkeepers, Auditors, Tax Authorities

 
About PRGX

PRGX is a business analytics and information services firm pioneering a new suite of services called Profit Discovery™. The focus of Profit Discovery™ is improving our clients’ financial performance via a combination of audit, analytics and advisory services. The core capabilities used to deliver these services include data mining, procure-to-pay business process expertise, and our knowledge of finance operations.

¨       Audit – For the last 40 years PRGX has remained the world leader in recovery lost profits with nearly €1 Billion in recoveries for our clients for each of the last 5 years.  Most large businesses in transaction-intensive industries unknowingly leave money on the table across the procure-to-pay process. Our audit teams find payment errors that, in aggregate, represent significant amounts of cash delivered back to a client’s bottom line. PRGX audits a diverse set of transactions in Accounts payable, Merchandise & Goods NFR, Healthcare claims, Taxes, Property and telecommunications.  Services are provided on a contingency and/or fee basis.

¨       Analytics – Over the last four decades PRGX has become an expert in our clients’ data and has subsequently built data reporting analytical tools (e.g. APTrax, SpendTrax, FraudTrax) specifically focused to provide our client’s accurate information to enable them to make cost saving, metric driven decisions relating to efficiencies in finance, merchandising and supply chain operations.  Our tools enable organizations to gain granular level visibility into their spend data, while also offering unprecedented reporting clarity. The services helps ensure savings are identified, risk is better managed and financial processes are improved.

¨       Advisory – During the post audit process, PRGX has been providing our clients with process and system recommendations that have been identified during course of the recovery audit.  Even though these recommendations have been useful, and have enabled clients to close many processing gaps related to their pricing systems, deal entry and AP Departments, we have found that our clients can benefit from our experience working with their systems in a new way.  Our advisory services offer extensive fact-based problem-solving skills, deep functional expertise, and the practical hands-on approach of a team that already knows how to get things done in your company.  We help clients make substantial improvements to gross margin, SG&A expenses, and asset/capital utilization.

PURPOSE OF ROLE

The main purpose of this position is to:

·         Manage the UK, Europe and Asia Pacific Financial Reporting and Accounting staff ensuring good financial and management reporting as well as statutory reporting.

·         Striving to improve the efficiency and accuracy of the financial accounting group in the region.

·         Provide financial results and indicators to the business, as well as the preparation of monthly accounts and reporting.

·         Contribute to the general management of the business through analysis and recommendation & generally ensure that the business is well run from a financial point of view.

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The ideal candidate will be required to:

Key Responsibilities:

·   Ensure the provision of: monthly accounts, annual budgeting process, monthly forecasting v budget, operational management information.

·   Ensure Balance Sheet Reconciliation completed for each BU.

·   Ensure all other aspects of monthly accounts and financial reporting is completed within the deadline and to the agreed standard.

·   Ensure all VAT / other statutory reporting is on time and compliant.

·   Ensure all internal controls are up to date and are being adhered to.

·   Ensure adherence to the global Revenue Recognition Policy.

·   Ensure the payroll function is managed efficiently and effectively throughout the region – in conjunction with HR (incl. Commission calculations).

·   Manage monthly management accounts.

·   Manage on-going reconciliation of local books to Corporate System (PeopleSoft).

·   Manage Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable functions.

·   Manage entity close project for dormant entities in the region, working closely with US Legal and Tax team.

·   Manage all Financials Systems implementation / upgrades.

·   Provide Year –End statutory accounts and tax returns for the region – in conjunction with the US tax dept.

·   Active role in standardisation and improvement of current processes and procedures.

·   Preparation for internal audits / SOX and external audits & manage audit process.

·   Other ad-hoc work.

 

CANDIDATE PROFILE

Personal Attribute

·         Ability to reconcile accounts / balances in a timely and effective  manner    

·         Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines

·         Good inter-personal skills, ability to communicate and build long-term working relationships at all levels

·         Ability to view challenges from multiple perspectives (lateral thinking)

·         Analytical and problem solving skills

·         Well organised approach & attention to detail and accuracy

·         Methodical and structured approach to work

·         Good IT & Systems understanding

·         Ability to take initiative

·         CIMA / ACCA qualified

·         Management experience

·         US GAAP experience (preferred)

·         Experience within the retail industry would be an advantage

·         Advanced Excel

·         People Soft (preferred)