Financial Controller

Chipping Norton, England, United Kingdom

A leading insurer are looking for a Financial Controller on an interim basis, 12-18 month contract with the option of working a couple of days a week from home.


Key Responsibilities

  • Ownership with Business for delivery of Financial targets
  • Challenge business performance through use of produced analysis and presentation of financial information to senior decision makers
  • Play an influential role on steering groups supporting business delivery and strategic alignments
  • Proactively highlight risks and opportunities to financial performance and develop actions to mitigate, correct or exploit as appropriate with senior decision makers
  • Review and challenge performance metrics (e.g. KPIs) aligned to business strategy
  • Accountable for supplying the business with relevant commercial and financial insight to drive value
  • Discuss forward looking and actionable financial insights that sustain market share and support growth
  • Proactively identify opportunities (from either existing or new analysis) for improved performance and develop potential solutions with senior decision makers to drive financial performance, commissioning FPP for production as appropriate
  • Leverage the FPP to produce high quality analysis and insight to drive performance, ensuring reports are fit for purpose and relevant
  • Support for Business Strategy, Planning and Forecasting
  • Model planning scenarios to support building the strategic plan
  • Provide commercially focused review of strategic plan that helps business leaders set appropriate performance targets, backed up by action plans
  • Ensure alignment of top down targets to operational plans
  • Accountable for challenging the business to deliver business case benefits
  • Actively influence idea generation with respect to business cases
  • Work with business to ensure benefits are delivered and maximised
  • Work with business to understand lessons learnt and take corrective actions as necessary
  • Monitor and challenge business on control effectiveness
  • Ensure that financials are created or validated by appropriate areas of finance



  • Accountancy and preferably broker or insurance company
  • Fully qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA 3-5 years post qual experience
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