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Financial Controller

Location:
Midlands - West
Department:
Finance
Salary Details:
£Competitive + Excellent Benefits
About The Role
Due to the continuing growth and development of the business, we are looking to appoint a Financial Controller to ensure effective and efficient operation of the Finance function, and to provide insight into underlying business performance, ensuring financial targets can be achieved.

 

Responsibilities will include:

  • Management of the day-to-day operations of the Finance Department, ensuring complete, accurate & timely processing of transactions
  • Leading the monthly management reporting process including financials, KPIs, variance analysis and commentary
  • Coordination of the preparation of financial plans including the annual budget and periodic in-year forecasts, inputting to longer term business plans
  • Prompt identification and flagging of risks; working with CFO, FBP and stakeholders to explore opportunities and develop contingency plans
  • Day to day working capital management; inputting to cashflow forecasting
  • Development and documentation of financial policies & procedures to improve controls
  • Preparation of draft full year financial accounts and liaison with auditors
  • Leading and developing a team of 5 direct reports
  • Promotion of a culture of strong controls, customer service continuous improvement
  • Playing a key role in adhoc projects / initiatives
About You
A successful applicant will have:

 

Qualifications:

  • Qualified accountant (ACCA/CIMA/ACA), with at least 5 years’ PQE
  • Good level of education, ideally a graduate

     

    Experience:

    Essential

  • Demonstrably strong technical accounting skills with extensive experience of financial reporting, compliance and controls
  • Extensive experience of managing transactions processing within an SME service / contract business environment
  • Strong experience of management reporting including management accounts, variance analysis, budgeting and forecasting
  • Preparation of VAT returns; good working knowledge of VAT and other taxes
  • Excellent Excel skills
  • Demonstrable experience of leading, motivating and developing a team
  • Experience of dealing with auditors and HMRC

 

Desirable:

  • Use of Sage 100
  • Experience or knowledge of the sector
  • Experience in the successful completion of one or more systems implementations
  • Integration of acquired business(es)
  • Invoice finance
  • Working in a family owned business

 

Personal qualities:

  • Accuracy, attention to detail
  • Self-motivated, highly organised and a planner
  • Ability to work to deadlines, prioritising work appropriately
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, able to simplify complex financial messages, avoiding the use of jargon
  • Confidence in presenting to senior management and to challenge appropriately
  • Ability to build strong working relationships with integrity and a customer service mindset

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