Financial Controller

14 Apr 2018
17 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Optima are representing a growing management services business in the Stoke on Trent area with the recruitment of a Financial Controller. Working closely with the Finance Director and Senior Management Team you will be responsible for providing all aspects of robust financial control for this complex structure of companies. It is a pivotal role to support the development/rapid growth of the business; which will include support for the financial structuring and forecasting, which is critical to the expansion of the business.

Key Responsibilities:

• Ability to lead and support a finance team (currently 3 Management Accountants)
•Ensure tight controls over the approval and processing of all payments, including payments for the project companies requiring project board approval
• Monthly and quarterly reporting to strict deadlines for a number of companies
• Preparation and review of papers/reports for investors and Board members
• Preparation of month end management accounts for a number of companies; including analysis of variances to budget and reconciliation of all balance sheet accounts
• Suggest/implement improvements to systems/processes/reporting, including KPIs
• Tight management of working capital
• Management of draw down against loan facilities for projects
• Preparation of annual budgets and development of robust forecasts for P&L, Balance sheet and cashflow
•Development/improvement to processes and production of Finance Manual
• Good working knowledge of the various company tax requirements (including Corp tax/VAT/PAYE) and ability to work with external advisors on more complex technical issues
• Preparation of statutory accounts for the Group of companies
• Liaison with auditors; both for statutory audits and auditors from investor/project companies
• Ad hoc financial analysis
• Ad hoc projects

This is a truly fantastic opportunity in a business that I as a recruiter hold in the highest regard. They are renowned for their fantastic working environment as well as the forward thinking nature of the business. Due to the complex nature of this role the following skills and experience is essential:

• Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA) with a demonstrable track record
• Leadership of a small team
• Strong IT skills including advanced Excel. Knowledge of Sage is desirable but not essential
• High degree of analytical skills
• High level of attention to detail
• Good communication skills - verbal and written
• Builds good relationships
• Planning and organising, to meet strict deadlines
• Ability to recognise and support the needs of the broader team

To discuss this opportunity in further detail please contact Kerri-Ann Hargreaves.

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