European Finance Director / Financial Controller

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– £130000



Industrial Machinery and Automation

Key Benefits

Up to 20% Bonus + Car



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Are you a talented senior controller with experience managing the challenges of multiple international entities and possessing experience with US GAAP and SOX?

My client is looking for a senior accounting / finance professional to be the legal director for their European businesses.

This global manufacturer has grown both organically and through acquisition.

They pride themselves on being the premier brand within their market and have built a strong reputation for their innovative and dynamic approach. 

They now seek an experienced European / Global Financial Controller based in West Yorkshire or the surrounding area to oversee multiple business entities across Europe.

  • Up to £130K Basic Salary (Starting salary dependent on experience)
  • Up to 20% Bonus
  • Company Car (Hybrid / Electric options)
  • 8% Pension
  • Private Healthcare (Family)
  • 4 x Life Assurance
  • 25 Days Holiday + Public Holidays (rising with service)

As the European Controller / Finance Director, you will be responsible for:

  • Supporting in all aspects of accounting and finance for 10 entities/subsidiaries across Europe with a combined turnover of $60-70m.
  • Guiding, mentoring, and coaching a direct team of 5 with around 15-20 indirect staff.
  • European budgeting, measuring and reporting on monthly and quarterly performance.
  • Hold weekly meetings with your team (local country controllers) to ensure all key activities are completed.
  • Preparation for external audits across multiple European locations.
  • Preparation of financial analysis and management reports.
  • High-level tax and strategic planning.
  • Advising the business on financial and tax exposure and opportunities.
  • Process improvement, digital transformation, ERP rollouts and upgrades.
  • Traveling to my client’s other European locations. (2-3 trips per quarter)
  • Implementing internal processes to ensure compliance to US GAAP and SOX.
  • Working with the Tax Directors to ensure the business complies with tax regulations in its operating countries.

You will have a minimum of 8-10 years of European / International Finance leadership experience in a senior capacity (Director / Controller) and possess solid experience in US GAAP and SOX including exposure to ASC 606 and transfer pricing.

Experience working for international manufacturing/production businesses would be highly advantageous due to the understanding of inventory cycles/logistics, and also the exposure to tax regulations in different countries.

A master’s degree in accounting or an MBA in accounting or finance would be highly beneficial, however, my client is open to considering a bachelor’s degree in these areas should you possess the international experience needed.

Other essentials include:

  • Full driving license.
  • High interpersonal skills, motivation, and the ability to operate autonomously.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and lead remote teams across Europe.
  • Highly organised with strong attention to detail.
  • Willingness to travel.
  • Ability to handle pressure and tight deadlines.
  • ERP experience.


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Team Mase.

Job Ref: 153-4760

European Finance Director / Financial Controller

Location: Based in West Yorkshire or surrounding

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