Financial Controller

Financial Controller

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Recently Qualified Finance

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  • Salary:

    £55000.00 - £65000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Tom Daley

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

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Job title: Financial Controller

Reports to: Owner, Managing Director

The newly created position of Financial Controller has three clear purposes:
1.To ensure the business is run in a compliant way and that the finance function has strong controls and processes
2.Provide sound financial advice and guidance to the Managing Director and the senior management team
3.Improve performance and profitability

Key Responsibilities

·Provide detailed monthly management accounts with all relevant KPI's and analysis
·Creation of annual budget, monthly forecasting and communicating results with all relevant managers / directors / senior stakeholders
·Cash flow reporting and cash management
·Management of purchase ledger, sales ledger and credit control ensuring that strong controls and processes are in place
·Preparation of annual statutory returns to include HMRC returns and data for tax pack
·Manage all Tax, VAT and Excise Duty issues and compliance
·To be fully compliant with all legal accounting regulations and deadlines
·Manage the annual audit process
·Manage key relationships such as Bank and Auditors
·Maintain fixed asset register
·Various ad-hoc reporting as required by the business
·Provide 'stewardship' to the Managing Director to ensure business decision are justified financially

Skills, Knowledge, Experience

·Qualified Accountant - CIMA/ACCA/ACA
·Previous experience working within an SME environment desirable
·Previous experience working within and international and multi currency environment
·Strong commercial awareness and ability to add value
·Highly Computer literate with good working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Advanced Excel
·Strong communication skills, both verbal and written at all levels
·Organisation skills - able to prioritise and plan own and teams work load
·Ability to analyse data, interpret & relay information
·Strong financial modelling, budgeting and forecasting skills. Ability to present variances and improve performance

·Able to work on own initiative and foresee and mitigate potential problems
·Team player and team leader
·Adaptable to change and inspire others
·Assertive with the ability to "command the ear of the listener"
·Clear speech and well presented, comfortable presenting to groups
·Able to work under pressure and to do what it takes to meet deadlines
·Results driven with a hands on creative outside the box approach applied
·High attention to detail whilst still recognising the "Big Picture"
·Ability to constructively challenge the "Status Quo"