Group Financial Controller

Group 29



Stroke 1

Role Type


Group 7


London, UK

Our client is a global supplier of LNG, owners of a sea-going fleet of LNG vessels and operate an LNG Terminal in Europe.

The overall purpose of the Group Financial Controller (GFC) is to act in a supportive capacity to the Chief Financial Officer in ensuring the continued viability and ultimate success of the company in the medium and long-term. The GFC will also be overseeing a team based in multi-locations. This is a highly commercial role with exposure to senior management (i.e., CEO & COO) and various key stakeholders (banks, shareholders, Business Development team, auditors and tax advisors).  

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Providing the Group’s lenders/investors with relevant financial information required by them under the terms of the instrument agreements and for evaluation purposes including trade finance/LCs.
  • Overall accountability for the development and implementation of new management information, budgeting, planning and financial modelling process.
  • Manage the external reporting and statutory accounting process in a timely and dependable manner.  To assist the Chief Financial Officer in managing the auditor relationship with the prime responsibility of agreeing the audit approach/timetable.


Financing/ Treasury/ Corporate Finance duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist in the review of term sheets and debt financing agreements to support the Group’s capital expenditure program.
  • Works with the Group’s external advisers on business and accounting valuation exercises.
  • Works with the Group’s bank relationship manager in ensuring that accounts are set up and maintained on a timely basis.
  • Maintains financial and cashflow models across the Group.
  • Interest and FX management
  • Interaction with various internal stakeholders (including Business Development team) in assessing the financial impact of new projects.
  • Responsible for the accuracy and integrity of the long-term financial and economic models used across the Company.  Manage the process by (i) updating the long-term financial and economic model templates; and (ii) control input assumptions to ensure proper version control.
  • Monitoring the Group’s covenant compliance with its various facilities.
  • Assist in the preparation of the Group’s annual budgets.

Taxation duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Works with Group tax and external tax advisers for various structuring projects to ensure tax efficient structures are in place for the Group’s operating subsidiaries.
  • Works closely with Group tax and external tax advisers to ensure compliance with all tax filing requirements and appropriate and accurate reporting in the Group financial statements.

Group Reporting and Statutory Entity Reporting duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage and review the Group’s annual financial statements including all statutory disclosures to comply with all the relevant accounting standards under IFRS.
  • Review of quarterly financial statements required under the Norwegian OTC listing.
  • Main contact of the auditors during annual audits of the Group and its subsidiaries.
  • Responsible for establishing, maintaining and enforcing accounting policies and procedures across the Group.
  • Oversees the accounting and system development to facilitate longer term improvements in consolidation, entity reporting and internal control.

Ad hoc duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Establishment of risk management register and authorisation matrix
  • Any other ad-hoc financial projects


  • Degree level education preferred.
  • ACCA qualified or equivalent.
  • In house practice (ideally big 4) and related industry experience required.
  • Experience in the production of accurate and timely financial information for the purpose of both internal control and external reporting.
  • Experience working with banking groups.
  • Must be comfortable and able to thrive in a flat ‘start-up’ environment with a lean team.
  • Ready to “roll-up” YOUR sleeves and get into the detail.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple activities.  Project management skill is essential.
  • Strong and effective communication skills (verbal, written and interpersonal) with staff at all levels and across all disciplines.
  • Ability to work on own initiative with a minimum amount of supervision.


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