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Interim IT Financial Controller

Michael Page Finance
England, South West England
Closing date
Dec 6, 2021

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Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
Qualified, CIMA
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Job Details

This is a maternity cover contract and is a critical role in being the primary point of contact linking Finance to the IT side of the business.

Client Details

My client are a global FMCG business with an instantly recognisable brand name. They have an excellent reputation on the market.


Forecasting and Reporting

  • Responsible for creation and maintenance of UKI IT & Data financial forecasting and reporting
  • Partner with IT & Data leadership team to understand cost drivers
  • Prepare and report the rolling forecast both opex and capex
  • Month end reporting and alignment with IBS Financial Controlling for prepayments and accruals
  • Alignment of RF/ME/Variance reporting (actuals v's forecast) with Business Unit & Supply Point FI Controllers
  • Global reporting for opex & capex
  • Understand and monitor risks and opportunities
  • Ad-hoc IT finance queries & analysis


  • Manage DHUK recharge mechanism and animate changes to Business Units & Supply Points
  • Control annual Central Group Costs and animate changes to Business Units & Supply Points

Financial Planning Tools and Processes

  • Maintaining and checking the integrity of the database, forecast models and ways of working


The successful candidate for this position will have:

  • A recognised accountancy qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) with minimum 2 years experience in financial management roles in industry
  • Confidence with IT systems & controls (SAP - FICO module)​
  • Good data management skills, preferably with strong experience of using Excel/Power BI to create meaningful analysis
  • Strong time management skills and ability to work under pressure, to short deadlines
  • Experience of compliance and governance​
  • Continuous improvement mindset​
  • Confidence in communication to senior stakeholders
  • Ability to communicate financial information to non-financial stakeholders

Job Offer

An excellent remuneration package and a very quick start. This role will be almost fully remote with just the occasional day required for critical meetings in the office.


Michael Page specialises in the permanent, temporary and interim recruitment of qualified accountants. In fact, our organisation was founded to provide selection and recruitment services for accounting professionals and has been a market leader in this field for more than 35 years.

We have earned the trust of clients in industry and commerce, the banking and financial services markets and the public and not-for-profit sector. We also have an exemplary track record of completing assignments for everyone from small, boutique practices to the Big Four firms.

Many of our consultants have a background in accounting and finance – that’s real, grass roots expertise at your disposal. Combine that with the global reach you get from a company that has over 155 offices in 36 countries and you’re looking at a pretty formidable package. We are confident no other consultancy is better qualified to help you make that crucial, next step in your career.

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