Financial Controller

Job Title: Financial Controller
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus & Bens
Reference: CG1006FC_1591807979
Contact Name: Charlotte Garfield
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Job Published: June 10, 2020 17:53

Job Description

Our client, a highly regarded business with a loyal customer base that leverages its strengths and expertise, is looking to source a confident and credible Financial Controller to join its talented team. This is a close-knit team with a supportive and transparent culture, with responsibility for overseeing the financial reporting, taxation and AP/AR functions for these divisions, part of a larger Group in total c£250m turnover.

Key duties include:
- Responsible for the day-to-day running and financial management of the business including oversight of general ledger postings and transactions.
- Management of two direct reports, including a purchase ledger supervisor.
- Supervision of the month end process and the production of monthly management accounts.
- Review of monthly management accounts including detailed monthly P&L reviews and challenge of balance sheet reconciliations, leading to the identification of risks and opportunities. Responsible for ensuring that applicable accounting standards are being adhered to.
- Producing accurate and insightful MI and KPI analysis.
- Production of departmental/segmental P&L reporting on a monthly basis.
- Design and implementation of a CAPEX sign-off process to aid visibility and reporting.
- Review of monthly VAT returns submitted to HMRC and managing any HMRC correspondence, for example, VAT return enquiries.
- Responsible for delivering annual integrated budgets and quarterly reforecasts, as well as assisting with additional budgetary tasks.
- Managing the production of and reviewing year-end audit packs before they are submitted to external auditors. Actively resolving any audit queries.

- ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified accountant with 3+ year's post qualified experience.
- Strong communicator and leadership skills with proven experience of managing a team.
- Ability to challenge and stand firm with Senior Management.
- Statutory and management reporting background essential. Audit trained preferential.
- Ability to challenge the 'status quo.'
- Excellent numerical, analytical and problem-solving skills.
- A self-starter who is able to manage and prioritise deadlines as well as manage expectations upwards.

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