Group Financial Controller

Job title : Group Financial Controller
Location : London
Contact : Ben Smith
Call : Ben
Email : email Ben
Reference : 1211071

Altus Partners is delighted to be retained with a Private Equity backed SaaS business based in London to appoint a Group Financial Controller. The company is a specialist in automation software and can be considered a category-defining asset. In partnership with a leading Private Equity firm, they have been executing a successful buy & build strategy, making several significant domestic acquisitions along with strategic international transactions. They are now seeking a Group Financial Controller (number 2 in finance) to support the CFO as the business navigates a pathway to exit. This role will play a vital part in establishing first-class financial frameworks and robust controls as the number of entities increases. The Group Financial Controller will also help to build a best-in-class finance function and contribute to all transaction activity. This role will suit an established finance leader with software/SaaS exposure.  


  • Day-to-day oversight and management of the finance team as it continues to scale

  • Ensuring robust financial controls and frameworks are in place that can stand up to growth

  • Presenting insightful MI, analysis, and financial information to the CFO and investors

  • Full ownership of the close process for the group ensuring the month is closed on time.

  • Preparation of multi-currency consolidation of the group P&L and Balance sheet

  • Implementation and continuous improvement of the management accounts pack to support the business growth and complexity.

  • Strong balance sheet control ensuring all accounts are reconciled and reviewed monthly.

  • Preparation and submission of UK year-end statutory accounts

  • Working with our accountants for submission of year-end corporation tax returns 

  • Reviewing and ensuring the financial accounting for the group ensuring the correct treatment of items regarding revenue, intercompany, and share options. 

  • Software/SaaS experience

  • A fully qualified accountant, ideally ACA 

  • Ideally from an audit/practice background

  • Exposure to a private equity cycle is beneficial 

  • International entity exposure is a bonus