Job Description

Financial Controller

A long established company, which operates internationally, is looking for a talented Qualified Accountant to join the team as Financial Controller. This is more than just an accounting role, you will play a pivotal part in the strategic growth of the business. You must be a confident self-starter with the ability and eagerness to adapt to the changing needs of the business. You should be able to demonstrate good attention to detail, good judgement and show logical decision making and a hands on approach. This is a senior position within a very busy company. We are seeking someone who will relish the challenge of the environment and be able to hit the ground running. The successful candidate will demonstrate passion and commitment to work as part of the Senior Management to improve profitability and performance.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all company accounts and investments
  • Create monthly and annual management reports to identify results, trends, and financial forecasts
  • Manage cash flow by tracking transactions and regularly reviewing internal reports
  • Support Directors in overseeing the day to day running of the business
  • Suggest updates and improvements for accounting systems, including payroll and invoicing
  • Ensure that all financial transactions are properly recorded, filed, and reported
  • Establish and implement financial reporting systems to comply with government regulations and legislation
  • Develop budgets and financial plans for the company based on research and data reports
  • Review all financial plans and budgets regularly to look for profit and margin maximisation opportunities
  • Examine all financial reports and data closely to check for discrepancies
  • Create systems to prevent errors in data collection and calculations
  • Monthly reporting to the Directors with timely and accurate financial information
  • Manage the Accounts Receivable Ledger, Accounts Payable Ledger and Payroll
  • Quarterly VAT returns
  • Liaison with banks, and on-going scrutiny of service and associated costs

Requirements

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)
  • Proven hands on commercial experience working within an SME environment
  • Ambitious and looking to develop your career
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures
  • Experience with creating financial statements
  • Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year end close process
  • Excellent accounting software user, with strong IT skills to support imminent launch of newly developed IT system.

If you think this might be the new challenge you are looking for, please apply attaching your cv in the first instance

All applications will receive a formal response.