Financial Controller -

London or Bicester

Red Engineering Design (RED), a fast-growing group active in the Mechanical and Electrical engineering of data centres and complex buildings, is looking for a Financial Controller to support the successful development of its worldwide activities, to be based in its UK headquarters.

With a strong appetite to learn and take up new challenges, we are looking for a proactive and highly performant professional, interested in joining our dynamic, enthusiastic and multicultural team. By joining RED, you will also become an active member of Engie Impact, a business unit of the Engie Group active in supporting large organisations in accelerating their sustainability transformation.

As part of RED’s finance department, directly reporting to the Finance Director, your main responsibilities will include:

Role Responsibilities

  • Oversee the General Accounting function including direct management of
    team members responsible for Credit, A/R, A/P and payroll
  • Responsible for the running of finance systems and associated projects, taking
    over the responsibility of the migration to an upgraded version of its ERP
    (SAP4HANA), together with the implementation of any required alignment of
    financial and accounting processes
  • In charge of treasury management including monitoring of working capital,
    cash flows, bank relationship, and contracting of foreign currency hedges
  • Manage the timely periodic closing of management and statutory accounts,
    periodic reviews of balance sheet, Group reporting
  • Oversee, monitor and maintain robust processes, making sure effective
    internal controls and financial risk management are in place
  • Where necessary with the support of external advisors, manage all tax, VAT
    and social security related aspects, ensuring compliance together with
    accurate and timely reporting to authorities
  • Contribute to the M&A activities more particularly with regards to the
    integration of new entities
  • Management and administration of overseas permanent establishment;
    liaison with in-country tax advisors
  • Contribute to the implementation of Group related bonus and sales target
    incentive structure

Role Requirements

  • Finance degree desirable
  • CAT/ACA/ACCA in appropriate financial discipline or have sufficient equivalent
  • Minimum 8 years relevant experience, with 4 years in a similar position
  • Previous experience in supporting the compilation of complex financial data
    and engaging graphical information
  • In depth knowledge of UK GAAP and IFRS
  • Sound knowledge & working application of key regulations, including social
    security tax, VAT, corporate income tax and pension
  • Rigorous, attention to detail, together with high degree of professionalism
    and discretion
  • Ability to prioritise own workload and work to strict deadlines
  • Effective analytical skills when interpreting data and ability to communicate
    results and trends in appropriate formats
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both written and oral
  • Team player, ability to brief and delegate financial tasks to direct reports and
    support team
  • Excellent working knowledge Excel and SAP and sage payroll
  • Hours flexibility (able to carry out overtime at short notice)
  • Understanding of business strategy principles and skills
  • Background in consulting or construction preferred
  • Good understanding of international working and business operations of a
    global consultancy
  • Act in an ethical manner and follow the principles of the Ethics Charter and
    Ethics in Practice Guidelines of the Group


  • An interesting and varied job with an exposition to an international environment
  • A very dynamic but also caring work environment where professional growth and development are connected
  • An attractive compensation package with fringe benefits.
  • A permanent contract to ensure the roles offered are in accordance with your skills, interests, career goals and lifestyle


This role will be based at RED’s London or Bicester headquarters. Frequent travelling between both offices can be expected.

*The role will ideally suit those with the right to live & work in the UK without restrictions, as we are unable to offer sponsorship at the present time.

Location: London or Bicester

Region: EMEA

Salary: Competitive

Ready to join the team?

If you think you have what it takes to join an award winning team and help RED continue its exciting journey, we want to hear from you.