Financial Controller

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At a glance

The Financial Controller is positioned in the Finance department and reports to the Chief Financial Officer (‘CFO’).

Your job

The CFO will look to this role to help drive forward the improvement to quality and consistency of management information and financial control within UK Finance. In addition, the role may involve deep dive global projects in specified areas as and when required.

The Financial Controller has the following responsibilities:

• Supporting the CFO in ensuring that management information for ABN AMRO Bank N.V., UK Branch is produced in an accurate and timely fashion. This includes preparation and/or review of the MI (performance and the corresponding analysis) requiring an in-depth understanding of the financial drivers for the UK business
• ABN AMRO UK Group reporting
• Ensuring that adequate financial controls are in place, effective and adhered to
• Identifying risks and weaknesses in the current processes and working with the CFO to define and implement improvements on an on-going basis;
• Preparing annual budgets for AABUK business lines and central functions, as allocated
• Direct and indirect budget input into the reporting systems for all UK entities
• Assisting the CFO with oversight and management of the budget transfer process for all UK entities
• Business partner to a diverse range of business lines/central functions, as allocated
• Preparation of regulatory returns
• Broad understanding of the responsibilities of the wider finance function, picking up additional responsibilities during colleague’s absence
• Involvement in/ on discreet global projects

Key Result Areas

• Preparation and/or review of UK wide MI for UK Executive Committee
• Being the finance liaison for allocated support functions and/or business lines as required
• Balance sheet substantiation and reconciliations
• Undertaking and/or reviewing cost accruals and prepayment calculations
• Timely and accurate delivery of cost information to the UK functional heads
• Cost budgeting and forecasting. Ensuring that budgets are accurately reflected in FRAS at all times
• Ensuring that budget transfer process for all UK entities and activities is completed on a timely basis
• Ensuring that the total UK budget used locally for MI purposes fully reconciles to Head Office systems.
• Management of overall SLA budgets in Group reporting systems and ensuring that the overall UK Enablers budget remains flat
• Bank Reconciliations
• Regulatory returns: preparation and submission
• FX position management
• Management of the inter-company accounts, working with various Head Office functions in eradicating breaks
• Providing suitable support to both internal and external audit
• Ad-hoc analysis as required

Your working environment

ABN AMRO is an enterprising bank with a primary focus on Northwest Europe. We serve clients in the retail, private banking and corporate banking sectors. We are also present internationally in a number of specialist activities, such as Corporate and Commercial Banking, Asset Based Finance and Clearing.

At ABN AMRO we have a clear purpose: Banking for better, for generations to come. The shift towards sustainability is one of the most important challenges of our time. Supporting our clients at times that matter has always been our role and our responsibility. Together, we aim high and work towards lasting relationships that are relevant and responsible, both now and in the future. We want to be the bank that leads the way.

Our strategy goes far beyond financial value: we want to accelerate the transition to sustainability. We do this by supporting and advising our clients in order to facilitate their sustainability shift. Our commitment to clients, employees, investors and society calls for clear direction, focus and dedication.

We concentrate on our three strategic pillars:

• Support our clients’ transition to sustainability
• Reinvent the customer experience
• Build a future-proof bank

Our strategy requires a culture of working together and permanent learning. It’s only with this mindset that we unleash the best in ourselves to deliver a high standard of performance. ABN AMRO’s culture is the catalyst for the evolution in which we find ourselves: our people are imaginative, trust each other and do just that little bit extra to help clients.

ABN AMRO UK is part of the Corporate Banking business line and operates the following businesses in the UK:

• Corporate and Institutional Banking which includes Corporate Banking, Clearing, Global Markets - Sales & Trading and Financial Institutions
• Commercial Banking which includes Asset Based Finance and International Desk, which provides transactional banking services

Our business lines are supported by a number of functions such as Risk, Compliance, Legal, IT, Finance (Including Tax), Business Management and Human Resources. We currently employ approx. 380 people in the UK.

Your profile

Qualified accountant (ACA or ACCA)

Required employment experience / skills

• Qualified with suitable PQE experience preferably of working with financial services clients for a period of at least 4 years.
• Good understanding and working knowledge of IFRS accounting principles
• Experience with regulatory reporting would be desirable (FCA and BOE reporting)
• Experience of financial control in a medium / large Group environment
• Magnitude / SAP reporting package especially in a subsidiary environment is desirable
• Excellent communication skills with clear evidence of report writing in English.
• Strong project management skills with the ability to scope out projects and identify critical tasks. Production of project plans which in many cases will be across different countries. Strong Excel
• Strong interpersonal skills. The project aspect of this role would likely have an international focus and experience in this environment would be an asset.
• Teamwork and ability to manage competing priorities and challenge the ‘status quo’
• Risk awareness and ability to take initiative to control and mitigate risks
• Ability to work under pressure to strict timelines
• Excellent presentation and communication skills
• Ability to work with multijurisdictional teams in different locations ensuring that projects are appropriately prioritized and completed to agreed deadlines

What we offer

Joining ABN AMRO means working on meaningful projects. Projects that have an impact on our clients. Working with a wide range of people with different backgrounds, opinions and ideas. In the UK, in the Netherlands or elsewhere in our international network. We offer an environment where you will be challenged on a daily basis - professionally as well as on a personal level - so that you can grow to become the professional you want to be.

We have identified that the following types of flexible working may be suitable for this role in principle.

Any requests will be determined in line with our Flexible Working Policy:

Type of Flexible Working Likely to be suitable
Remote Working Yes
Part time Yes
Flexitime Yes
Unpaid leave Yes
Staggered hours Yes
Other Yes


Are you interested? Please apply via the button below.

For more information please contact Niki Champion, Senior Resourcing Partner,, +44 203 192 9342.

Vacature informatie

Organisatie: ABN AMRO

Locatie: London

Opleidingsniveau: WO

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