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Deputy Group Financial Controller (Fixed-term Contract - 6 months)

London, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jun 26, 2024

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At Informa, no two days and no two people are the same, and you'll find the freedom, opportunity, and support of a fantastic community to make a real impact.

We’re an international business that connects specialists with knowledge, helping them to learn more, know more and do more through live and on demand events, digital and data-driven services, and academic research.

We are home to over 10,000 colleagues across 30 countries and are a member of the UK’s FTSE 100 group of leading public companies.

In Global Support, we provide expert guidance and hands-on support to the Informa Group and Informa’s many business teams. Across tech, finance, legal, corporate development, HR, communications, operations, and many other areas, we work collaboratively and flexibly to help our brands serve their customers and help the company succeed.

Job Description

We are currently looking to hire aDeputy Group Financial Controller for our Group Finance team on Fixed-term Contract basis for a duration of 6 months.

The Deputy Group Financial Controller, reports to the Group Financial Controller, manages a team of four individuals, and is a key member of the high-profile Group Reporting Team.

The role allows for some balance of working from the office (5 Howick Place, Victoria) and from home.

Key Responsibilities

o Delivery of a robust, monthly group consolidation to support internal reporting through theGroup consolidation system (SAP FC) whilst formalising deliverables

o Key leader within the Group Reporting Team who are responsible for the accurate and timely preparation, internal approval and delivery ofthe financial sections of the Half Year and Year-end external reporting

o Key individual liaising and coordinating with theexternal auditors

o Responsible for leading the financial accounting aspects ofM&A transactions, involving co-ordinating the work of shared service centre (SSC) teams and leading and co-ordinatingacquisition accounting activities

o Responsible for leading the Group Finance accounting aspects oflegal entity restructuringswithin the group, involving planning and co-ordinating work activities involving the Group Tax team and SSCs

o Supporting the application of IFRS across the Group, involving providing technical accounting guidance to Divisions, SSCs and other Group functions accounting undertaken across the Group

o Key team member involved in pro-actively ensuring the Group’s financial accounting and reporting remains compliant with IFRS and related FRC guidance

o Supporting the development of the Group Accounting Policy manual and for providing technical accounting guidance to SSCs and Divisional Finance teams


  • Recognised professional accounting qualification (e.g. ACA or ACCA), ideally from a big 4 firm
  • Strong IFRS technical accounting experience, including M&A accounting
  • Multiple years of experience gained across audit and large-listed company environments
  • Managing and directing teams in a highly dynamic environment
  • Project management experience

Skills & Abilities

This position is viewed as role for an aspirational, high achieving, individual
  • Experience of managing teams of technically strong accountants
  • Flexible and comfortable in a changing, growing environment
  • Self-starter with ability to work on their own initiative and deliver change
  • Results, product and achievement oriented to high standards
  • Strong organisational skills, with the ability to multi-task and prioritise work tasks
  • Fast and responsive - working to tight deadlines
  • Proven communication and interpersonal skills and ability to interact at all levels
  • Team player, maintaining close working relationships with relevant employees of the business in order to achieve objectives
  • Ability to listen and willingness to take on new ideas
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong influencing skills, including the ability to communicate complex financial technical matters to non-technical people
  • Knowledge of various planning and consolidation systems and ability to extract data
  • IT confident with good spreadsheet skills.
  • Ability to listen and willingness to take on new ideas
  • Keen to self-develop and take on new opportunities

Additional Information

We work hard to make sure Life at Informa is rewarding, supportive and enjoyable for everyone. Here’s some of what you can expect when you join us. But don’t just take our word for it - see what our colleagues have to say at

Our benefits include:
  • Freedom & flexibility: colleagues rate us highly for the flexibility and trust they receive and most of us balance time in the office with time working remotely.
  • Great community: a welcoming culture with in-person and online social events, our fantastic Walk the World charity day and active diversity and inclusion networks.
  • Broader impact: take up to four days per year to volunteer, with charity match funding available too.
  • Career opportunity: the opportunity to develop your career with bespoke training and learning, mentoring platforms, and on-demand access to thousands of courses on LinkedIn Learning. When it’s time for the next step, we encourage and support internal job moves.
  • Time out: 25 days annual leave, rising to 27 days after two years, plus a birthday leave day and the chance to work from (almost!) anywhere for up to four weeks a year.
  • A flexible range of personal benefits to choose from, plus company funded private medical cover.
  • A ShareMatch scheme that allows you to become an Informa shareholder with free matching shares.
  • Strong wellbeing support through EAP assistance, mental health first aiders, a healthy living subsidy, access to health apps and more.
  • Recognition for great work, with global awards and kudos programmes.
  • As an international company, the chance to collaborate with teams around the world.

We’re not solely focused on a checklist of skills. We champion energy and ambition and look for colleagues who will roll their sleeves up, join in and help make things happen. If it sounds like a match and you have most - although not all - of the skills and experience listed, we welcome your application.

At Informa, you'll find inclusive experiences and environments where all perspectives and backgrounds are welcomed. As part of this approach and our diversity and inclusion commitments, we are also formally an Equal Opportunities Employer. This means we base decisions on relevant qualifications and merit and do not discriminate on the basis of key characteristics and statuses, including all of those protected by law. Ask us or see our website for full information.

Check out some of our Corporate Videos below to find out more about Informa:
  • Life at Informa:
  • Informa overview:
  • Diversity & Inclusion at Informa:
  • Colleague networks:
  • Walk the World:
  • GAP 2:

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