Senior Group Financial Controller – Private Equity

Job title : Senior Group Financial Controller – Private Equity
Location : London
Contact : Curtis Millington
Call : Curtis
Email : email Curtis
Reference : 1503419


Altus Partners is leading the search for a notable large cap Private Equity firm to find their next Senior Group Controller in their most recent high-profile investment. This role will support the newly appointed CFO at a high-growth disrupter in financial services based in London.

 As a lead for the group finance function, you will be at the helm of the financial strategy and part of an expedited exit process at C-1 level. This is a chance to make a real impact, working alongside a talented team in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and directly support a highly experienced PE CFO.

 This role will suit a Group Financial Controller/Group Finance Manager level candidate at a Private Capital backed asset, ideally with a practice background and exposure to financial services.



  • Responsible for leading the accounting team, managing financial reporting, and providing strategic insights to senior management and stakeholders.

  • Oversee the preparation and analysis of financial statements, ensuring accuracy, compliance, and timeliness.

  • Develop and implement robust internal controls to safeguard company assets and ensure regulatory compliance.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to support strategic initiatives, including M&A transactions, capital raises, and operational improvements.

  • Provide financial insights and recommendations to senior management and the board of directors to support decision-making and drive business performance.

  • Partner with external auditors, tax advisors, and other third-party service providers to ensure timely completion of audits and filings.

  • Stay abreast of accounting standards, regulatory changes, and industry trends, and assess their impact on the business.

  • Drive the monthly, quarterly, and annual financial close process, including review of journal entries, account reconciliations, and variance analysis.

  • Management and recruitment of a Group Accounting team.



  • Financial Services/Professional Services experience

  • Private Equity exposure

  • Fully qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA

  • Ideally from an audit/practice background

  • Experience in working for a high growth organisation is highly beneficial