Deputy Financial Controller (Fixed Term Contract - 6 Months) - Bicester

Location Bicester
Region EMEA
Flexibility Hybrid

RED is a market-leading engineering design consultancy specialising in the Built Environment, Data Centres, ICT and Sustainability. Our innovative solutions and unparalleled expertise push the boundaries of complexity and sustainability

Part of the ENGIE Group, a global leader in low-carbon energy and services, our parent company, Tractebel, is a global engineering and consulting company delivering integrated solutions for sustainable energy and built environment projects.

At RED Engineering Design, we are architects of transformation, partnering with the world's leading organisations to forge next-generation built environments. Our purpose is to drive progress, creating sustainable spaces that harmonise with our planet, while seamlessly integrating ICT innovations that connect humanity. We are dedicated to attracting and nurturing the brightest professionals and graduates, empowering them to collaboratively shape the future. By elevating engineering design innovation, we build legacies that inspire generations to come.

We are now seeking a Deputy Financial Controller based in our Bicester office.

Role Responsibilities

  • Review of the month end P&L/Balance Sheet postings with Management Accountant
  • Preparation of standardized monthly reporting to support functions P&L’s owners
  • Preparation of the balance sheet reconciliations with the management accountant
  • Ensuring that regular and accurate financial reports, including balance sheet reconciliations and summaries are produced
  • Reporting of monthly results to the parent company on the SMART and RISE portals as per the deadlines
  • Ensure all interco transactions are reconciled within RED group and regularly liaise with parent company for interco reconciliations.
  • Responsible for the Year-End audit for RED Engineering Design Ltd and work with RED Ireland company accountant on the Year End audit for RED Ireland.
  • Work closely with local accountants in APAC and Middle East on their Year End audits.
  • Assistance with technical accounting issues
  • Execution of process improvement plans / initiatives
  • Planning and organising the department’s workload, assigning work to staff members, ensuring tasks are completed to the expected level
  • Contributes to the development of a robust organisational structure in respect of Finance
  • Ensure financial risk and performance monitoring analysis takes place through effective systems of internal control

Role Requirements

  • ACA/ACCA in appropriate financial discipline
  • 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
  • Excellent knowledge of SAP 4/HANA
  • Advanced user of Microsoft Excel and IT-based calculation spreadsheets
  • Ability to prioritise own workload and work to strict deadlines
  • Effective analytical skills when interpreting data and result and the ability to communicate those result 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
  • In-dept knowledge of UK GAAP and IFRS GAAP
  • Experience in large corporations
  • 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


RED offers a variety of benefits, including but not limited to:

  • 23 days annual leave rising to 28 days annual leave over 5 years’ service
  • Holiday purchase and buy back scheme
  • Hybrid Working
  • Contributory company pension scheme
  • Healthcare Scheme via salary sacrifice (Company funded cover is dependant on level)
  • Non-contractual bonus awards
  • Training sponsorship
  • Charity volunteering leave
  • Wellness days/ initiatives.
  • Salary commensurate with experience.
  • Our people work in friendly teams with a collaborative approach and mentoring support from talented leaders.
  • We offer a comprehensive benefits package and are an equal opportunities employer.

*This 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.

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