Financial Controller

South East England
11 Jan 2018
16 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The Client- A nation-wide developer of a wide range of houses. They are a clear market leader with a substantial group turnover and a reputation for quality. As the property market continues to flourish and with a sizeable land bank in hand, they are well placed to take advantage of increased sentiment towards the property sector.

The role-

  • Balance sheet control with a focus on:

o WIP and land reconciliations

o Proactive balance sheet management Ensuring completeness of month-end accruals

o Provision management

  • Site valuations - working with the Commercial team to ensure the information presented in valuation meetings and accurate and consistent with finance information
  • Balance sheet forecasting
  • JV distributions - ensuring dividends / distributions are properly accounted for and documented
  • Preparing Group accounting papers and returns (e.g. IFRIC 15 and land creditor returns)
  • Liaising with Group teams on tax queries and financial statement queries
  • Other compliance matters (annual returns, national statistics etc)

The successful candidate will have-

o Attention to detail and the ability to be self-critical

o Strong interpersonal skills, with an ability to work and communicate with colleagues from outside of the finance team and at different levels of experience

o Ability to identify better or more efficient ways to do the job, and to challenge the way things have been done in the past

o Ability to work in a deadline driven environment and to manage multiple priorities (either as part of a plc or large group company)

o Integrity and a desire to do the right thing

Previous experience from within the property & construction industry would be beneficial. You will be a fully qualified accountant with a strong financial reporting and audit background. Experience of long-term contract accounting would also be desirable as we as exposure to joint venture accounting. Strong Excel skills required.