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Financial Controller


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Job Overview

The Financial Controller will oversee and manage the financial operations of our diverse, multi-million-pound turnover business. This will include managing the day-to-day activities of the finance department. 

Key Responsibilities

• Responsible for the management of a Finance team that includes Sales Ledger, Credit Control, Payroll and Data Analysis. This includes recruitment, training and development, appraisal and performance management.

• Implementation of a formalised monthly financial close process to deliver timely management information.

• Preparation of monthly management accounts.

• Preparation of monthly reports and analysis of balance sheets, budgeting and forecasting, and other ad hoc analytical duties as required.

• Prepare and analyse financial reports to provide insights into the company's financial performance and trends.

• Oversee payroll, manage banking, insurances, utility contracts, asset management and taking on other office management or ad-hoc duties as required.

• Support budget holders by providing up to date budget versus actual analysis to assist in delivering the required key performance indicators whilst ensuring that effective internal controls are in place to manage cost.

• Review, development, strengthening and continual efficiency improvement of internal controls and processes.

• Creating and implementing company policies to deliver better controls and governance over the business. Creating reports and analysis to ensure adherence to these policies.

• Control of business credit policy and debt collection ensuring timely collection of monies. Working with credit control team to set and review credit limits.

• Support budget holders and cost centre Managers in the achievement of their targets, including control of overheads.

• Support departments to ensure revenues and costs are accurately recorded and apportioned.

• Preparation of business forecasts, annual strategic plans and budgets, understanding and supporting the business on profitable business growth and highlighting opportunities and risks.

• Control of business systems, providing insight and challenge to fellow senior managers. Provide support and advice to senior managers and managers on a range of accounting and budgeting issues.

• Responsible for proactively creating, documenting, reviewing, and maintaining finance department procedures.

• Collaborate with external auditors to facilitate the annual audit process and ensure compliance with accounting standards.

• Stay updated with changes in financial regulations and accounting standards, ensuring compliance and recommending necessary adjustments to accounting policies and procedures.

• Participate in strategic planning and contribute to the development and implementation of financial strategies to achieve the company's goals.

• Manage bank accounts and invoice financing facility. Make electronic payments and carry out BACS/Direct debit runs as and when required.

• Manage the working capital requirements of company.

• Facilitating and negotiating best finance options for fixed asset purchases.

• Capex project management.

• Undertake financial due diligence on any intended acquisitions.

Skills and Experience

• A finance professional who is a qualified Accountant ideally with a recognised worldwide CA qualification, ACCA or CIMA and who is able to demonstrate significant post qualification experience in a similar business. We will also consider candidates who are qualified through significant relevant experience without a formal qualification.

• Be a highly commercial manager able to communicate effectively at all levels within the organisation and with proven experience in managing a team with the ability to motivate and engage them.

• Possess a strong customer focus whilst remaining commercially astute.

• Must have excellent IT skills and be particularly proficient in using Microsoft Excel.

• Excellent analytical skills, with the ability to communicate financial issues to non-finance people in a clear and concise way.

• Understanding the drivers of business costs and developing standard costing systems that will accurately capture these costs.

• You will communicate and work with management to develop and measure cost saving initiatives and demonstrate value for money.

• The ability to manage time effectively working under pressure prioritising workload and multi -tasking.

• The ability to adapt to, and embrace change in processes and procedures.


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