London Finance Full-time

Group Financial Controller

We are looking for a well-rounded, ACA/ ACCA/ CPA qualified accountant for the role of Group Financial Controller. Based in London, the position will work closely with the Group Financial Director to deliver R3’s monthly and annual reporting requirements, including responsibility for the preparation and delivery of the Group’s US GAAP annual audit and statutory financial statements and the consolidation and delivery of monthly, quarterly and annual Group management results.
The position will line manage the accounting team, with responsibility for delivering R3’s subsidiary audit and compliance programme.
With strong US GAAP knowledge and experience, you will demonstrate robust technical accounting and analytical skills, alongside excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and will work closely with senior management across the organisation. 

Management & Board reporting

  • Responsible for the monthly Group close process, including responsibility for the Group Balance Sheet consolidation and Group Cashflow
  • Responsible for the monthly subsidiary close process, including oversight of the subsidiary entity PLs and Balance Sheets
  • Responsible for the integrity of the general ledger by way of effective and appropriate reconciliation procedures and documentation
  • Working in conjunction with the Group Financial Planning & Analysis Manager to prepare a quarterly board reporting pack and monthly management executive pack, including commentary on performance and KPIs for senior management review

Technical accounting

  • Providing in-house technical expertise via US GAAP and local GAAP accounting support to the wider team, including proactively managing the effects of upcoming GAAP changes or new initiatives on Group and Subsidiary results
  • Liaison with Product Management and Sales functions to create and enforce commercial contracts with a view to ensuring optimal revenue recognition in line with the requirements of the company, including preparation of revenue recognition memoranda for complex customer software contracts under ASC 606 and working with Finance Business Partners and Accounts Receivable team to ensure accurate recognition outcome in the underlying ERP

Financial reporting

  • Leading the annual Group audit process including dealing with external auditors, agreeing timetables and ensuring timely delivery of audit information and audit closure
  • Providing oversight of Subsidiary audits, working in co-ordination with Accountants to align to the Group audit cycle and produce associated testing efficiencies, whilst ensuring filing deadlines are met
  • Preparation of annual Group financial statements reporting under US GAAP
  • Preparation of accounting memoranda for complex transactions, including accounting implications and disclosure requirements under US GAAP
  • Ensuring that the regulatory requirements of all statutory bodies are met

Risk & control environment

  • Responsibility for ownership and implementation of all accounting processes, policies and controls, ensuring appropriate documentation in the form of an accounting policies manual and compliance with such policies through periodic internal review
  • Working with the Group Finance Director to manage company policies regarding capital requirements, debt, equity and taxation as appropriate
  • Preparation of papers for the quarterly Audit and Finance Committee meeting


  • In conjunction with external advisors, lead the preparation and filing of Group quarterly and annual state and federal tax returns and associated payments (or other local equivalents)
  • In conjunction with Accountants and external advisors oversee the preparation and filing of Subsidiary corporation tax, incentive schemes (R&D, Capital Allowances) and indirect tax (VAT, SUT) return requirements

Equity, investments & investor relations

  • Working with external advisors to prepare the annual Group valuation and associated equity/ stock-based compensation charges                                           
  • Managing the Group’s Capital table via online tool, Carta. Ensuring issuance, vesting, cancellation and buy-backs of equity and pseudo-equity units are accurately captured and reported
  • Acting as the main point of contact for external investors, including providing unit holding information and responding to queries as required
  • Review of all group’s investments with Corporate Development ensuring all new investments are correctly posted and calculation and posting of interest on debt investments


  • Assist the Group Finance Director and CFO in performing financial due diligence on new investments and M&A targets
  • Delivering process improvements across the accounting team using IT systems
  • Provision of periodic training sessions to the wider finance team on relevant, technical accounting subject matters
  • Ad hoc projects and other tasks as advised by the Group Finance Director


  • Lead, motivate and develop direct and indirect reports within the accounting function, ensuring opportunities are provided for career development and staff retention
  • Ensure team and personal deliverables are agreed, understood and adhered to and roles and responsibilities are clearly defined and documented

Education & experience

  • Degree educated with a minimum upper second-class degree or international equivalent
  • Qualified ACA / ACCA / CPA or equivalent ideally with a minimum of 5 years post qualified experience
  • Experience working with either a ‘Big 4’ accounting firm or in a similar corporate role with exposure to US GAAP
  • Understanding of the requirements for a robust accounting control environment
  • Strong technical accounting skills including knowledge of consolidations and financial statement preparation
  • Commercially astute, articulate, technically strong and influential leader with the ability to operate at both strategic and operational levels
  • Exceptional communication skills (written and oral), across the organisation
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and tasks, coordinating with various stakeholders
  • System Knowledge: Netsuite / Vena
  • A passion for excellence

The Group Financial Controller will have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organisational skills together with the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities.
They will have the ability to work independently on projects, from conception to completion and must be able to work under pressure to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion.

About us

R3 is a leading provider of enterprise technology and services for the development of multi-party solutions that enable direct, digital collaboration in regulated industries where trust is critical.

Our values

Customers first

Customer success is paramount. We build strong relationships and strive to create the best possible experience. Learn why so many of our customers view R3 as a trusted, long-term partner.


We bring together all parts of our ecosystem and give our customers the tools and environment to work together to change their industries.


We have the agility of a small company but the confidence and ambition of the industry-defining trailblazer we aspire to become. As a thought leader, R3 subject matter experts produce compelling analysis and insight into emerging technology.


We demand excellence and take pride in our products and services. We believe the our platform, Corda, will transform the way the world does business.

Our benefits

We offer comprehensive and competitive benefits packages to ensure the wellbeing of all our employees and their loved ones. For a regional breakdown of our company benefits and perks, click here.

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