EMEA Regional Controller – Guildford

Salary:£60,000 - £65,000
Sector:Finance & Accounts

EMEA Regional Controller – Guildford

£60,000 – £65,000

Our client is seeking a Regional Controller for the EMEA region. 2i Recruit is working in partnership with this listed business, as they look to secure a new Regional Controller for a growing regional division. This individual will have a wide and international remit, working alongside the regional CFO to consolidate the regional accounts and report them at a group level. They will also have the opportunity to drive change as the division rapidly grows and develops.

Job Description

  • Manage GL, AP and AR processes;
  • Balance sheet reconciliations and account analysis;
  • Variance analysis, including quarterly analytics reports;
  • Statutory reporting in all localities (21 legal entities and Branches), including oversight of “dual accounting” arrangement in Italy;
  • Regional cashflow forecasts, when needed;
  • Interaction with operating managers to assess project delivery status;
  • Support Compliance and Reporting Managers in full adherence to SOX controls, which includes, but is not restricted to:
  • Review and approval of financial journal entries, payroll and bank payments;
  • Sales contract review;
  • Coordination of internal and external financial & SOX audits;
  • Support Global Business Operations (GBO) team with establishing and reporting on budgets and forecasts;
  • Manage and lead team of eight individuals (five direct reports);
  • Dotted line responsibility for AP and AR support functions in Bangalore;
  • This role requires some European travel.

Person / Experience Required


  • Significant work experience as an Accounting Manager or higher;
  • Proven track record of management, coaching and development of people;
  • Significant exposure to US GAAP and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act;
  • Microsoft Excel and Word proficiency is essential;
  • Understanding of revenue recognition principles would be advantageous;
  • PeopleSoft experience would be useful.
  • Excellent verbal, telephone and written communication skills
  • Excellent organisational, documentation and follow-up skills
  • Skills in prioritising and dealing with multiple tasks
  • Demonstrated leadership in managing small teams and working with a wide variety of people with different personalities and backgrounds
  • Ability to work independently and under some pressure to meet deadlines
  • Detail-oriented; demonstrated commitment to accuracy and thoroughness
  • Exhibit and promote good personal and business professional persona


  • Chartered Accountant (ACA or ACCA), preferably with a relevant University Degree
  • Chartered Management Accountant (CIMA) will also be considered if candidate can demonstrate strong financial accounting / controllership experience
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Speak to the 2i Team: 01483 414719

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