Head of Group Financial Compliance

12th Apr 2024

The Head of Group Financial Compliance is responsible for the Financial & Regulatory Compliance of the NM Group supporting the Group CFO and Global Finance functions to remain compliant for financial reporting, Tax and Legal structure. This role overseas the development, implementation and maintenance of robust financial compliance frameworks and ensures integrity, transparency, and legal adherence of the organisation financial operations across all departments and geographical locations. It also encompasses overseeing the internal controls, risk management strategies and regulatory reporting processes to safeguard financial interest and reputation of the NMG business. This role is essential in instilling confidence among stakeholders, managing audits and providing strategic counsel to senior management on critical financial and compliance matters.

Key Responsibilities

Governance

  • Ensuring the NM Group has an optimal organisational legal structure.
  • Participate in the execution of Share Purchase Agreements and financial due diligence as required.
  • Company Secretary duties for the Group’s 4 holding companies, Companies House filing responsibility for all UK NM Group entities
  • Involvement in annual SOC audits – ensuring the finance team provide appropriate evidence on time and that internal controls are well documented and understood.
  • Lead the annual external financial statement audit and ensure minimal overruns.
  • Ensure a robust internal control framework is in place for the finance department.
  • Have a good working knowledge of, and ensure compliance with, the Companies Act 2006

Technical

  • Ensuring compliance with local and international statutory deadlines for tax, financial statement, and transfer pricing
  • Maintaining UK transfer pricing documentation and country by country reporting
  • Assist the Group team with information required in relation to Pillar 2 tax reporting.
  • Pension accounting for the group’s DB schemes.
  • Oversee UK corporation tax filing cycle.
  • Oversight of banking compliance and application.
  • Main relationship contacts with banking partners and Stena Finans.
  • Responsible for optimal use of cash within the group, managing overdraft cost, FX exposure and depreciation cost.
  • Overseeing debtor collection, internal and external, alongside the Credit Control Manager.

Management

  • Line management of the Financial Controller – Compliance
  • Identifying areas for grant funding and completing applications
  • Manage professional network of advisors.

 

Innovative

  • Undertake initial research and oversee the establishment of new subsidiaries and branches as and when required by Business Units.
  • Identifying areas for grant funding and completing applications

 

 

Candidate Requirements

 

Essential

 

  • ACCA/ CIMA/ ICAS certified.
  • Demonstrable experience in a Head of Financial Compliance position or of a similar level position.
  • Familiarity with relevant legal frameworks impacting financial compliance, including the ability to interpret and apply laws to the organisation specific circumstances.
  • Knowledge of international financial regulations and standards to navigate the complexities of compliance in different jurisdictions. 
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to identify and prioritise key activities.
  • Accuracy with good attention to detail.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and under pressure.
  • Excellent Communication skills with the ability to relay financial information clearly

Closing date: 26th Apr 2024

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