Financial Controller (1 Year Contract)

Reed Finance
02 Feb 2017
02 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
An international membership organisation is looking to hire a Financial Controller/Finance Manager on a 1 year fixed term contract to cover maternity. The role will report into the Director and cover all aspects of Financial Management in an SME environment. It is essential that applicants are able to carry out a full year-end process and audit with little supervision as the maternity leave will fall over the year-end period.


• Responsible for all accounting and administration relevant to the business’ finances including monthly management accounts, cash flows and forecasts.
• Responsible for overview of financial performance and liaising with the Managing Director on all aspects including cash management, expenses and payments.
• Completion of statutory annual accounts and management of annual audit by an external party for both the UK entity and 3 overseas operations.
• Responsible for control of payroll issues and liaison with the auditors who act as a payroll bureau for the monthly salaries and timely settlement of PAYE.
• Responsible for VAT.
• Responsible for all company secretarial matters related to finance including submission of annual return.
• Responsible for controlling sterling and foreign currency bank balances.
• Line management of one Finance Assistant
• Additional responsibility for non-finance departments including HR and Office Management.

Applicants will need to be qualified ACCA, CIMA, ACA or equivalent and have relevant Financial Management experience in an international SME. The role is hands on so candidates will need to be comfortable working at the transactional level. Experience using Quickbooks is advantageous.

The company will commit to a 1 year fixed term contract with associated benefits and offers an excellent work life balance. They are looking for candidates to start in March so applicants will need to be on a month or less notice.

Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business