Financial Controller (US GAAP)

Anthony Cole Associates
Docklands, London
10 Jul 2017
09 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Please note that you must be available within 1 month to be considered for this role.

Anthony Cole Associates are proud to be once again exclusively trusted to find an exceptionally talented Financial Controller for the UK arm of a successful US business that will act as the business partner to the UK MD. In summary, the role will manage the company’s financial resources and report on those historically and to forecast future performance, ensure the company complies with UK accounting and tax legislation, advise the management team on financial aspects of decision making and manage a team to meet the requirements of the financial function of the company.

  • Develop internal controls and procedures to reduce the risk of fraud and mismanagement of the company’s assets
  • Ensure cash collection is adequate for the company’s operational requirements and forecast future needs
  • Management of supplier payment terms and timing of payments
  • Oversee payment of employees including bonus calculations
  • Manage financial operational systems including accounting software packages to deliver timely financial reports
  • Production of accurate and timely monthly management accounts to deadlines ( includes key variance analysis of the operations, including metrics, P&L , balance-sheet and cash-flow)
  • Report on a monthly basis on company financial performance and KPIs including

o Profit and loss account

o Balance Sheet

o Commentary for the board

  • Preparation and review of company annual budget and forecasts

o Profit and loss account

o Balance Sheet

  • Preparation of consolidated group accounts
  • Report to France using Magnitude software
  • Complete various reports including CRM, budget packs and quarterly internal control questionnaires (SOX equivalent)
  • Oversee and manage corporation tax computation process
  • Prepare statutory annual accounts and manage the audit process and relationship with Audit partner
  • Ensure audited accounts are completed and signed off to deadlines
  • Filing of quarterly VAT returns - ensuring payment is made accurately and on time
  • Ensure compliance with UK corporation tax, PAYE and NI and other taxation regulations

to pay correct amounts of tax at the right time and make necessary returns

  • Preparation of P11d and PSA calculations
  • Manage pension auto-enrolment, apprenticeship levy and any other relevant regulations which become mandatory
  • Act as Company Secretary and Senior Accounting Officer for the Company
  • Communication to management of the company’s financial results and issues
  • Preparation and submission of monthly payroll
  • Provide advice to facilitate pricing decisions and margin control
  • Provide input on legislative matters including contracts
  • Ensure integrations of operational and financial systems
  • Staff management

o Recruitment of Finance, Credit Control and HR teams

o Conduct appraisals and create development and training program

o Management of team and motivation to achieve finance team objectives

o Develop team structure and team roles to ensure the department carries out its responsibilities

o Internal auditor for both ISO 9001 and ISO 27001

To be considered for this exceptional opportunity, you will be an ACA or ACCA qualified candidate with a number of years PQE and strong experience in a similar role. You must have a good understanding of US GAAP, SoX etc, and a broad accounting background which will include a good knowledge of UK Tax and Audit. This will be a rewarding but challenging role that requires a very confident candidate, who has the necessary level of gravitas to manage upwards into the US business, whilst working hand in hand with an inspirational strong character UK MD.