Financial Controller - Greater London

Location
Brentwood
Salary
£50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted
05 Jan 2017
Closes
02 Feb 2017
Ref
00062933
Contact
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Sector
Public Sector
Function
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This company works with the world's top automotive companies to provide data analysis, business process and product lifecycle management tools. They currently have over 100 team members, 2 offices and work across 6 locations in the UK and Germany.

In addition, the company has an investment arm called which invests in exciting start-ups as the 'technical co-founder', and currently has nine investments, and a Studio arm.

They are expanding rapidly and now have an exciting opportunity within their Finance function to put the foundations in place for future stability and growth.

The Financial Controller is responsible for leading the company's financial accounting, reporting and controlling activities across the group of companies to ensure they are carried out efficiently, effectively and in line with best practice.

Responsibilities:

- Prepare monthly management accounts for each reporting entity and the group for full review by the Senior Management team;
- Ownership of the year-end accounting process for the company;
- Aged debtor control and liaison with Business Leaders on ensuring billing up to date;
- Preparation of VAT returns and corporate tax computations, including submissions to HMRC;
- Completing and reviewing monthly control reconciliations;
- Liaising with external accountants to complete annual statutory reporting process;
- Ensure accounting policies comply with the relevant accounting standards and that company policies are followed;
- Manage an established Finance team, including remotely managing resources in Germany and Bangladesh;
- Assist with budgeting and forecasting across the business;
- Recommend changes that will improve the company's financial performance (for example both cost reviews and credit control) and financial controls; and
- Ad hoc analyses as required by the board.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

- Qualified Accountant or studier;
- Experience using Sage and Xero a distinct advantage;
- Critical thinking and good analytical skills;
- Excellent Excel skills;
- Strong written and oral communication skills;
- Interpersonal skills sufficient to support and advise the Senior Management team; and
- Preferably experience of accounting within the professional services sector.

Individual Attributes:

- Highly motivated with ability to work independently or in a team environment and drive results;
- Proven team player with leadership skills including the ability to coach and energies others;
- Proven ability to relate to all levels of management and both finance and non-finance staff;
- Detail oriented with excellent analytical, quantitative and investigative skills; and
- Hands-on approach and proven ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.

Other:

- Competitive starting salary plus benefits;
- Company performance related bonus scheme;
- 28 days Holiday plus Public Holidays;
- Lots of team events and a dynamic company culture.

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