UK Financial Controller

Job Title: UK Financial Controller
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £75000 - £80000 per annum
Start Date: 27/01/2020
Reference: 14048712/001_1568997383
Contact Name: James Fowler
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 20, 2019 17:36

Job Description

An opportunity has arisen for a UK Financial Controller to join a listed renewable energy based in central London.

Client Details

My client is a listed renewable energy firm based in central London. Further detail available on request.


This UK Financial Controller will be responsible for month-end close, preparation and analysis of financial statements, Corporation Tax, VAT/RCT Returns, payroll, general ledger maintenance, account reconciliations and maintaining and implementing internal controls.


  • Ensure compliance with company accounting policies, procedures and internal controls.
  • VAT/RCT returns for the various entities
  • Compile and analyze financial information necessary to complete the month-end accounting close including preparation, input, and validation of journal entries including payroll and accruals.
  • Research, investigate and report variances on a monthly basis to maintain the integrity of the Company's general ledger and financial statements. Deep-dive into the TB balances to substantiate and correct as necessary.
  • Prepare/Review balance sheet account analyses and reconciliations to supporting documentation for all the entities, while investigating and resolving reconciling items timely.
  • Lead the interaction with the auditors and the preparation of financial statements. Provide documentation to support both internal and external audits.
  • Keeping abreast of the local legislative changes, analyse impact and recommend adoptions
  • Assisting in developing annual budgets and monthly forecasts.
  • Ad hoc projects/tasks as required.


The successful UK Financial Controller will have the following:

  • Bachelors Degree
  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualification
  • Experience within the Energy/Oil and Gas sector desirable
  • PeopleSoft or similar ERP experience
  • Proficient with Excel
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent organisational, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Proven track record for driving process efficiencies and problem solving

The role will cover Europe therefore some travel is expected

Job Offer

Basic salary of between £75,000 + £80,000 + 15% bonus & benefits