Financial Controller

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Retail & Wholesale FMCG

  • Job type:


  • Salary:


  • Job ref:

    JN -112020-1242016_1604570687

  • Published:

    24 days ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Client:

    Michael Page

Manage the General Ledger & Banking Team and produce timely, accurate & insightful monthly financial results and maintain an effective control environment.

Client Details

Our client is a very successful PLC, providing excellent service for on-demand products, based within commuting distance of Cardiff and Swansea.


  • Manage, coach and support the general ledger team to ensure: technical accounting knowledge (FRS102 & IFRS) is up to date and controls are in place, effective & timely
  • Manage the Group month end close (WD4) including full responsibility for coordinating with system and subsidiary level controllers
  • Review with the GFC & CFO including income statement and balance sheet and cash flow
  • Manage the PAG Holdings Month End reporting and detailed analyses for review with GFC (WD1)
  • Timely evidenced review of monthly Balance Sheet reconciliations and lead schedules for the group which will be subject to review by GFC, CFO and Internal Audit on a quarterly basis
  • Review and evidence validation of ALL manual GL journals. Maintain the Journal File and ensure all journals have back-up evidence to support the entry
  • Oversee the preparation, review and submission of the Group VAT return
  • Responsible for the monthly consolidation sent to Group (Canada)
  • Responsible for coordinating the external audit process from planning through interim to final reporting and sign off including the preparation of the Statutory Accounts for all Group entities (active and dormant) and group reporting requirements
  • Responsible for coordinating the preparation of annual corporation tax returns for all group companies including liaising with group tax advisors to ensure proper compliance with all regulations
  • Responsible for managing the banking team including oversight of all group bank reconciliations and internal compliance of the branch network with daily banking procedures
  • Deputise for GFC in oversight of Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable departments ensuring accounting, tax and internal control principles are being complied with
  • Involvement in ad-hoc continuous improvement projects as required by the business


  • ACA / ACCA / CIMA qualified
  • Knowledge of FRS 102 & IFRS
  • Industry experience with a listed company/group, preferable with a wholesale distributor or multi-site organisation
  • Experience of managing a team through month end close to tight deadlines
  • Proven working experience of group consolidations and reporting within the internal control environment of a large group or PLC
  • Knowledge of group tax requirements including VAT, Corporation Tax and payroll related taxes
  • Knowledge of multidimensional general ledger systems
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Excel to manage, manipulate and analyse large volumes of data
  • Able to review and understand complex spreadsheets to ensure completeness and accuracy of the result and data set
  • Experience of accounting & stock management systems
  • Highly motivated with a "can do" attitude and solution driven approach
  • Able to operate effectively under pressure with an organised approach to meet multiple competing deadlines

Job Offer

  • Attractive base salary
  • Bonus potential
  • Staff discount & perks at work scheme
  • 25 Holidays + Bank Holidays

People management opportunity with a forward-thinking national business.