Financial Controller

Flowers Associates
£60,000.00 - £80,000.00 Per Year
22 Jul 2017
21 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Financial Controller (Director Designate)
Location: Leicester
(Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, East Midlands, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire)
Salary: £60,000 - £80,000 a year
Reporting to: CFO
Full Time - Permanent

Are you a self-starter looking for an opportunity to shape an entire finance division by implementing new systems, financial controls and staffing structure but also willing ‘day one’ to roll up your sleeves and get back to some management/financial accounting basics?

Our client is a start-up business at the cutting edge of technology backed by significant financial investment. Having just appointed a high-profile CFO with a proven track record of taking fledgling businesses through to successful sale or IPO, this is a great opportunity to be part of a dynamic and innovative new brand.

Financial Controller Main duties and responsibilities
• Preparation of month end accounts
• Produce accurate monthly management accounts on a timely basis including variance analysis against budget
• Ensue all transactions are accurately accounted for and undertake (in due course oversee) bank, CC and supplier reconciliations
• Communicate with managers in the review process of the management accounts

Budgets and Forecasts
• Liaising with the management team to produce the proposed annual budget
• Produce quarterly forecasts as per the agreed timetable and entered correctly into reporting system

• Produce monthly cash flow projections showing weekly movement
• Manage debtors and creditors
• Maintain good relationship with bankers/Investor

Financial department
• Recruit and manage a finance team
• Ensure accounting and reporting systems remain fit for purpose
• Develop and document company processes and procedures

• Identify opportunities for improving and enhancing results
• Act as a key point of contact for all teams by building strong working relationships with the business
• Provide analysis of KPIs, profitability and trends to identify areas of opportunity or concern.
• Year end - company accounts preparation / audit / tax work
• Undertake / oversee the ongoing tax and corporate obligations (VAT, PAYE, Corp Tax, Stat Accounts)

Knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours required

Key requirements
• Fully qualified accountant (ACA / CIMA/ACCA)
• Minimum 5 years post qualification experience
• Strong attention to detail with a passion for accuracy
• Good technical skills combined with first class budgeting, forecasting and analytical credentials
• Experience in managing high volume transactions and payment gateways would be advantageous but is not essential
• Ability to work in a fast paced, time sensitive environment where meeting tight deadlines is critical