Financial Controller

FINANCIAL CONTROLLER ROLE – OVERVIEW

  • The Financial Controller will contribute to the overall success and profitability of the business, not just financial results.
  • Implement and maintain financial controls and apply your strong analytic skills to solve problems and continuously improve processes.

TYPICAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for the day-to-day financial management of the company, (invoicing, payment collection, invoice payment, payroll and posting and reconciliation of receipts on company bank accounts).
  • Deliver accurate and timely reports such as weekly profitability, monthly performance & VAT reports and quarterly Management Accounts (budgets, P&L, balance sheets & cashflow).
  • Provide the MD / senior team with absolute clarity as to the financial status of the company and insightful analysis and recommendations to inform their decision making.
  • Manage and develop a small finance team (eg an HR & Payroll Administrator), checking accuracy and improving their skillset and understanding of both the financial and operational aspects of the company.
  • Analyse costs and reporting variances and make suggestions as to how these costs can be minimized to improve profitability.
  • Liaise regularly with external accountants & auditors and ensure accuracy of statutory accounts.

Many of these could also be the responsibility of a FINANCE MANAGER.

PROFILE OF A SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA).
  • Proactive ‘can do’ attitude and the ability to work on your own initiative – someone willing to do what is required to get the job done and contribute value to the company.
  • Embrace and enjoy change. Adapt and be flexible, managing changing priorities on a day to day basis.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills across all staff levels, a genuine interest and desire to be involved with the entire team, the ability to persuade, influence and motivate colleagues.
  • Advanced Excel skills, experience of using accounting software packages (eg Sage, Xero, QuickBooks).
  • Good, accurate attention to detail.
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