Group Financial Controller

Responsible to:
Group Finance Director

Main Purpose of the role

The Financial Controller is required to produce the necessary financial reports and business performance data, based on a close understanding of the business, ensuring a level of reporting adequate for the company’s needs.

Main Responsibilities

  • To deliver the monthly financial reports and business performance data to the executive and group boards. 
  • To lead, alongside the Director and other finance managers within the Halfords Group. 
  • To deliver quality technical input to the company’s accounting policies and practices. 
  • To communicate with auditors and tax advisors on all relevant matters. 
  • To deliver financial and phasing inputs for budgets and forecasts. 
  • To influence colleagues within the business to recognise the value adding service delivered by the finance function. 
  • To lead and develop the financial reporting team and the Performance Cycling Ltd (Tredz & Wheelies) accounting function. 
  • Preparing and communicating management information required for weekly and monthly review meetings. 
  • Providing high quality financial analysis for the business in order to assist with better decision making. 
  • Sourcing and preparation of data for month end accounts within required deadlines. 
  •  Willingness and flexibility to support other areas of the business outside of day to day role.
  • Any other reasonable requests as required to support the business.

The ideal candidate will display the following attributes

  • Qualified accountant with up to 5 year post qualified experience. 
  • A keen passion to learn and pick things up with an inquisitive nature. 
  • Ability to work accurately at pace. 
  • Strong analytical and IT skills, particularly Excel. 
  • Familiarity with other MS applications (Word/Powerpoint). 
  • Ability to manipulate large amounts of data from numerous sources. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with non-finance personnel of differing levels and work as part of a high functioning team.

To apply

To apply for this role, please email your covering letter and CV to

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This job description sets out the duties of the post at the time when it was drawn up. Such duties may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the duties or the level of responsibility entailed.