Liam Gibbins
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Liam Gibbins

Careers Consultant

About Liam

​Liam is a Careers Consultant at Shirley Parsons and joined the company at the beginning of 2023.

He specialises in permanent positions and works within the Utilities, Telecoms and Oil and Gas sectors.

Starting out in Education and Childrens Services as a Teaching Assistant, Liam then became a Care Manager before moving into recruitment and has worked in Healthcare, Tech Sales and Marketing Recruitment before HSEQ.

Liam is also a DJ, Songwriter, Comedy Writer and an avid Poker player.

In his spare time when he’s not helping fill positions, he enjoys playing sports, including golf, and is a huge Arsenal fan.

“I like the headhunting approach and I’m very much a people person. I’m extremely passionate about relationship building.”

Group Financial Controller

£70k - 80k per year


Job Title: Group Financial ControllerReporting to: CEOSalary: £70,000 - £80,000Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire (Head Office), with hybrid working. Who We Are: Shirley Parsons is a global professional services firm with expertise in Health & Safety, Quality, Sustainability and Business Improvement. Our main services are consultancy & advisory, recruitment, and contract staffing. Our mission is simple; to create a better, safer, and more sustainable world.We are seeking an experienced finance professional, who has worked in an owner-managed business, to join our dynamic team and play a pivotal role in contributing to our global business growth. The Opportunity: As Group Financial Controller, you will have responsibility for supporting the UK and other global markets in operational decision-making, enhancing the finance and reporting system, and providing overall financial and treasury management information for the business. You will be a key member of the senior management, partnering closely with the Northern American Financial Controller and senior stakeholders on a global level. What You'll Be Doing: Provide strategic financial guidance, including prioritising EBIT and long-term value creation.Provide a financial and risk lens on new business opportunities, and market entry to new jurisdictions.Oversee the finance department and in region colleagues.Support the senior management team with accurate and timely financial reporting.Efficiently manage global debt book and treasury to ensure liquidity for operational needs and strategic investments, across the global business.Operationally lead the budgeting and global audit for the business and act as company secretary. What We Are Looking For: Fully qualified accountant – ACA, ACCA or CIMAExperience in an owner managed businessProven track record of leading a finance function and having full accountabilityExperience in a sales-focused services environment or FMCG will be highly advantageousExceptional Microsoft Excel skillsLeadership skills and experience managing a team.Strong communication and interpersonal skills.High level of integrity and dependability.

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