Financial Controller UK & Ireland - Bicester

Location Bicester
Region EMEA
Flexibility Hybrid
Discipline Finance

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 Financial Controller to be based out of our Bicester office.

Role Responsibilities

  • Monthly Reporting
    • Responsible for the preparation of the monthly reporting calendar and its execution for the timely delivery of RED Group monthly close.
    • Review of the month end P&L/Balance Sheet postings with Management Accountant.
    • Support the management accountant for the preparation of the balance sheet reconciliations.
    • Reconcile all interco transactions within RED group and regularly liaise with parent company for interco reconciliations / submissions in Group Reporting system (SMART).
    • Produce regular and accurate financial reports, including balance sheet reconciliations and summaries, as per the Group reporting calendar & deadlines.
    • Responsible for the submission of the monthly financial reports to the parent company (SMART)
    • Responsible for the issuance of a standardized monthly reporting to support functions P&L’s owners.
  • Compliance
    • Responsible for the Statutory Year-End audit for RED UK entities and work with RED Ireland company accountant on RED Ireland audit.
    • In charge of the preparation of RED Group Holdings Consolidated Accounts.
    • Work closely with local accountants in Singapore, Philippines and Middle East on their Year End audits.
    • Advice on complex accounting matters (IFRS & FRS 102, Refinancing / M&A, …).
    • Business Process Owner for UK & Ireland entities for Group Internal Audit.
    • Identify process improvement and develop process documentation for RED UK & Ireland as required.
    • Ensure financial risk and performance monitoring analysis takes place through effective systems of internal control.
    • Review Tax returns for all jurisdictions in which RED UK and RED Ireland operate.
      Transactional Accounting oversight
    • Responsible for the efficient day-to-day running of the General Accounting Team in the UK & Ireland.
    • Supervision of the AP / AR / Payroll, Tax & Treasury teams.
    • Authorise payment runs before submission on Treasury Line.
    • Authorise internal cash transfers & Foreign Exchange deals
  • Team Management
    •  Contributes to the development of a robust general accounting organisation.
    • Planning and organising the onshore and offshoring teams’ workload, assigning work to staff members, ensuring tasks are completed to the expected level.
    • Monitor employee performance and provide helpful feedback when necessary; motivation, coaching and training staff as necessary.
    • Provide staff with the guidance, training, direction, leadership and support necessary to ensure that they are able to achieve their tasks/goals (mainly Management Accounting).

Role Requirements

  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA in appropriate financial discipline
  • Minimum 10 years relevant experience, with 5 years in a similar position
  • Previous experience in supporting the compilation of complex financial data and engaging graphical information
  • Excellent knowledge of ERP Systems (SAP 4/HANA preferred)
  • Advanced user of Microsoft Excel and IT-based calculation spreadsheets
  • Ability to prioritise own workload and work to strict deadlines
  • Good working knowledge of MS Powerpoint
  • Effective analytical skills when interpreting data and result and the ability to communicate to non-financial audience those 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
  • Employees will embody the values and culture of the company internally and externally to drive high performance in a rapidly evolving business and industry
  • Engage with colleagues in a manner that connects employees with the company’s purpose, demonstrates alignment with company values, and imbeds company culture.
  • Act in an ethical manner and follows the principles of the ethics charter and ethics in practice guidelines
  • In-depth knowledge of UK GAAP and IFRS Accounting
  • Background in consulting or construction preferred
  • Good understanding of international corporate environment


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 is based in the Bicester (Oxfordshire) office with occasional travel to the London office.

RED operates an agile and professional office working environment, based around collaboration and openness. Excellent welfare facilities and a friendly award winning, inclusive workforce, this includes a hybrid model with a minimum of 2 days per week expected in the office

*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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