Financial Controller

11 Feb 2018
16 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

fdu is recruiting a Financial Controller for a c£80m t/o client based in Surrey; the recruitment of this position has been driven by a significant acquisition which has doubled the client’s annual revenue in a very short space of time.

Key responsibilities:

  • Management of all accounting operations i.e. Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable; ensuring a fast and accurate month-end close;
  • Leading a small finance team, monitoring performance and continuous development of the personnel;
  • Overseeing bank reconciliations and VAT Returns;
  • Reviewing all balance sheet reconciliations;
  • Preparation of profit and loss and balance sheet;
  • Preparing monthly management accounts including commentary and variance analysis;
  • Production of accurate and timely annual statutory accounts;
  • Preparation for year-end Audit;
  • Liaising with external parties i.e. Auditors, HMRC and banks;
  • Improving financial reporting and controls.

Skills and Experience:

  • A qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA, or equivalent), with strong academics.
  • Five + years post qualification experience gained in a financial leadership role ideally in a high volume transactional environment;
  • Technically strong with large company (best practice training) combined with SME experience;
  • Strong reporting systems knowledge;
  • Successful change management / financial transformation experience would be a benefit;
  • A strong leader, confident presenting at Board level.

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