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Group Internal Financial Controls Manager - 37.5 hours
Full-time, £50,000 - £55,000

Ref: 13342

Salary: £50,000 - £55,000

Hours: Full-time

Contracted Hours: 37.5

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Isambard House, Fire Fly Avenue, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN2 2EH

Description

At Pets at Home we have an ambitious plan, to become “The Best Pet Care Business in the world” and a key part of delivering this in a sustainable way will be our most cherished assets: our People and our Culture. We are a business built on strong values and behaviours which guide everything we do. These are our foundations which will help us to deliver our better world pledge to create a better world for pets and the people who love them.

The Pets at Home Group includes over 450 stores, over 310 Groom Rooms and 440 First Opinion Vet Practices. It’s fast-paced, innovative, fun and we put people at the very heart of everything we do. We are committed to developing a culture of inclusivity where everyone is able to come to work and be themselves, a culture which welcomes everyone irrespective of what makes us all unique.

About the role

We're looking for a Group Internal Financisal Control Manager to work on a hybrdi basis from our Swindon Support Office.

As a Group Internal Financial Control Manager, you will be a key player within a newly formed, high profile team. The role will support the Pets at Home Vet Group with its business and process improvement journey, by working to manage the design, implementation, and monitoring of the delivery of the Vet Group’s internal controls and financial compliance programme, building capabilities to support and protect businesses strategy and operations.

This role will operate within a team to develop an industry leading Internal Controls over Financial Reporting (‘ICFR’) Framework, working with business managers to strengthen the internal governance and controls environment, taking the business beyond compliance and positioning internal controls at the centre of business transformation initiatives, to support improvements in operational efficiency and effectiveness.

You will support the delivery of the ICFR programme, including the ‘UK SOx’ agenda, and will work closely with managers and operators across the business to ensure the correct processes, policies and procedures are in place to monitor and improve the effectiveness of systems of internal financial control, supporting actions being taken to manage risk.

You will offer advice and guidance on ICFR best practice and policy to managers and operators, whilst engaging in change projects on complex internal control and compliance issues. The role will support the delivery of implementation, training, and reporting, including ICFR management and reporting technologies.

Key responsibilities (will include, but not limited to):

  • Managing components of the Vet Group's Internal Controls over Financial Reporting and UK SOx compliance programme, and act as a central point of contact and subject matter expert to ensure appropriate internal controls (manual and system) over financial reporting are designed and implemented
  • Supporting the ICFR programme and UK SOx scoping and risk assessment by collaborating with cross-functional teams to stay up to date on significant changes that may have an impact on the design, implementation, and operating effectiveness of controls
  • Supporting the delivery and maintenance of all areas of ICFR across the wider Pets at Home Group, including process modelling, Entity Level controls, process narratives, flowcharts, Risk & Control Matrices, other procedural documentation. and the development of an efficient testing methodology
  • Responsibility for on-going project management of components of the ICFR programme, including managing the delivery of quality output, which is well evidenced, documented and reported

About your experience

This role would suit a highly analytical and numerate individual who can demonstrate solid experience in internal or external audit, internal controls, risk assessment/management, regulatory compliance, or governance, within a FTSE Listed group. Offering a strong working knowledge of balance sheet and income statement dynamics will be key, alongside an ability to develop appropriate risk measurement techniques.

The role requires experience of managing dialogues with both Senior Management, internal auditors, and external auditors, alongside practical experience with financial risk model development and implementation. ACA, ACCA, CIMA, or equivalent is also required.

Any experience of SOx would be a distinct advantage, in addition to experience of implementing/auditing against US SOx framework, an understanding of issues and challenges UK listed companies are facing in the Corporate Governance area and an awareness of the Government’s strategy.

Consultative in style and a clear communicator, you are likely to thrive working in a role that requires interaction with a wide range of stakeholders, supporting the organisation through change.

Our diversity and inclusion vision is that everyone is welcome and feels part of our group. If you think you’re a good match to what we are looking for, and you share our belief that together ‘we’re better with pets’, we’d like to hear from you, whatever your background or circumstances.

About the Pets at Home Group

At Pets at Home we have an ambitious plan, to become “The Best Pet Care Business in the world” and a key part of delivering this in sustainable way will be our most cherished assets: our People and our Culture. We are a business built on strong values and behaviours which guide everything we do. These are our foundations which will help us to deliver our better world pledge to create a better world for pets and the people who love them.

We’re driven by the wellbeing of pets and we make sure we look after our people too. We depend on your commitment and innovation, and reward it with competitive pay and comprehensive benefits. Together we’ll create the future of pet care.

 

Organisation: Pets at Home

Date Posted: 30-09-2022

Expiry Date: 08-10-2022