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Financial Controller



Accounting & Finance
Milan, Italy
Posted on Friday, October 27, 2023
Inspired Education is the leading global group of premium schools, with a portfolio of over 100 premium private schools spanning six continents which utilise proven educational practices from every corner of the globe, ensuring over 80,000 students receive a world-class learning experience from Kindergarten to Year 13. In addition, we are delighted to be recognised in the top 10 highest value private companies in the UK by Beauhurst.

In over 24 countries, Inspired schools are individually developed and anchored in the vibrant cultures of their respective locations. They collectively form an international family of schools that nurtures each student's academic and personal development in a progressive, dynamic, and innovative learning environment.

By joining our award-winning team of over 12,000 employees, you can work in state-of-the-art facilities alongside industry-renowned educators and leaders in some of the world's most desirable locations. We invest heavily in our team members who enjoy industry-leading professional development, exceptional career opportunities, and mobility across our group.


As part of the Finance team, the Senior Financial Controller will report directly to the local Finance Director and will be the main responsible of the Controlling department.

She/he will be the main responsible for the preparation of all the activities required during the month-end closures and for the budgeting/forecasting process.

The person will be in charge to ensure that all the tasks are prepared in a timely manner and consistently with the Group expectations.

IFRS knowledge and capacity of business analysis is strongly recommended.


  • Responsible for a cluster of schools of the preparation of the monthly management accounts
  • Reviewing the management accounts of all the Italian entities, with a strong understanding about the financial performance, in terms of deviation compared to the budget/ forecast, with the aim to identify and suggest any decisions or actions
  • Preparation (and review) of the school budget/forecast, acting as a business partner
  • Strong collaboration with the Administrative department in order to ensure the preparation of the Statutory Financial Statement in a timely manner
  • Preparation and reviewing of the balance sheet reconciliation on a quarterly basis

In addition to the above, the candidate will be involved in the development of the following areas:

  • Enrichment of internal control environment, preparing, and reviewing the main procedures and school processes affecting the entities
  • Development of cross-department interactions (HR, Operations and School management), identifying solutions and implementing any actions to improve the current internal processes
  • Supporting in the preparation of the business plan for the projects of expansion / enhancement


  • Bachelor’s degree in economics or business administration
  • 3-4 years of experience in Big 4 Accountancy Practice
  • 3-4 years as Finance Controller (or similar sole)
  • Fluent in English, both speaking and writing

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