Consultant Gig #918–UK–Financial Controller

The service request is for a Finance Controller.

Role & Responsibilities:
  • Manage all day-to-day accounting operations including accounts receivables, payables, and all other ledgers. The ‘go to’ for all accounting queries
  • Involved in the day-to-day management of cashflow and assist in monthly / quarterly cash flow forecasts
  • Prepare monthly management information and manage the monthly close and reporting process. Ensuring robust control, processing, and review
  • Consolidation of group financial statements and process the correct eliminations along with reconciliation of intercompany ledgers.
  • Analysis of data, investigating variances, performing relevant adjustments and interpretation to senior management 
  • Demonstrate strong balance sheet controls including preparation of control account reconciliations and timely follow up on any variances
  • Assist in the preparation and review of budgets and forecasts
  • Accurately complete and submit all relevant returns including VAT and any statistical returns
  • Ensuring compliance with accounting standards and other specific internal and external guidelines 
  • Participation in the year end reporting process, including assistance with reporting packages and liaising with external auditors. Also assist in the quarterly audit and stock check
  • Designing, Implementing, and maintaining internal controls and procedures. 
  • Supporting any ad hoc project requests within the team including streamlining and improving accounting systems where necessary  
  • Assist the CFO with any ad hoc information or tasks and assist to present any financial information and be a key part of the decision-making process. 
  • Monitor and review KPI’s of the Finance Department 
  • Responsible for accurate recording of shareholding and filings for the company and providing accurate data and communications with shareholders and relevant stakeholders
  • Responsible for maintaining the fixed asset register and ownership of fixed asset process including reconciliation of all associated accounts
  • Efficiently manage a team of five

Skills and experience required:

  • Strong financial skills and attention to detail are essential, together with an analytical mindset
  • Able to work unsupervised and will therefore be self-motivated
  • Ability to work to fixed timescales and able to manage differing priorities
  • Good interpersonal skills are essential; the ideal candidate will be required to communicate regularly with personnel at all levels in the company
  • Excellent time-management skills and the ability to manage multiple projects/tasks at one time
  • Experience of partaking in external audits
  • Advanced user of Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Ability to set objectives and motivate a team to achieve results
  • Develop and coach others within the team

Behavioural Competencies:

  • Previous experience using SAP, Oracle or an equivalent system would be ideal
  • Experience of finance, accounting, and ERP IT systems
  • Administration Experience, ideally with a Finance Department
  • Problem solving – ability to offer solutions where possible
  • Attention to Detail 
  • Communication – ability to communicate with data and facts
  • Organised 
  • Work to Deadlines 
  • Initiative 
  • Work well under pressure 
  • Flexibility and ability to work in a fast growing start up company
  • An excellent understanding and appreciation of the necessity for confidentiality, particularly in relation to the ‘sensitive’ data which you may be privy to in your role
  • Qualified management accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent)
  • Part-qualified considered if able to demonstrate experience in the key required responsibilities

Start: The roles will be a full time hybrid 37.5 hour per week employed role and likely to commence ASAP. It will be a flexible working available once settled in and understand the business. Ideally someone part/almost qualified, manufacturing experience. Managing a team of 4 AP/ AR, Cost Accountant, Finance Admin and Finance Intern from the local university.

Location: South Wales.

Rates: The rate to ICG applicants will be £45K to 60K per annum depending on experience.  There is potential for a performance related bonus. 33 days holiday and contributory pension scheme.

Close date: No later than 18th April 2023 17:00 BST (UK).

APT’s must be lodged within 48 hours. We will review all APT’s and select the best 3 for the client. The client will then conduct interviews.


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