Financial Controller

Sheridan Maine South East
London (Greater)
08 Mar 2018
10 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
My client is a fast growing real estate firm that provides intelligent property solutions to user/occupiers and owner/investors. One of their key objectives for this year is to grow from 80 to 100 staff with a £20m revenue run rate, acquiring businesses and people with natural adjacencies to their current services.

They are currently looking for a financial controller who will be part of their UK team based in their Amersham office.

Responsibilities include:
• Responsibility for the day to day finance functions of the UK business reporting to the FD and MD
• Maintain, develop and deliver high quality, timely and relevant financial reporting for the business including monthly reporting to our Canadian parent
• Manage and develop 3 assistants in the core team and provide satellite finance support for several geographic locations
• Financial planning and monitoring including preparation of annual budgets and regular re-forecasts in line with the group and company operating requirements
• Maintain and review monthly and quarterly cashflow planning and cash requirements
• Monthly and quarterly revenue forecasting in conjunction with senior staff
• Management reporting from Sage and Excel to support and inform the UK and Canadian
• Maintain all financial records and ledgers, using the company financial systems, currently Sage Line 50, to a consistently high standard.
• Managing and controlling the following - processing of sales and purchase ledger transactions, Quarterly reporting and payment of VAT liability, credit control, processing and authorisation of supplier payment runs, regular bank reconciliations, liaising with external payroll provider, monthly staff expenses, and completion of various NSO information requests as required.
• Compiling all relevant information and liaising with external accountants in the preparation of the statutory accounts
• Liaise with external advisors and professional bodies including HMRC, banks and external accountants
• Assess individual and team profitability to establish bonus entitlements and ensure they are communicated and accounted for appropriately

• ACCA/CIMA Qualified accountant (or by experience)
• High working knowledge of Accounting software and Excel
• Experience of preparing and developing budgets, management accounts and cashflow forecasts
• Proven track record of delivering results in a commercial environment
• Experience with mergers, acquisitions, liabilities or shares
• Commercial awareness and understanding of the significance of work areas outside the immediate function
• Ability to present the reports to the management team

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK full time without restriction.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive it is not always possible to respond to unsuccessful applicants. Therefore if we have not responded to your application within five days please assume that on this occasion your application has not been successful.

If you’re interested in this position or are keen to hear more please click on “apply” above as soon as possible

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