Financial Controller

Recruiter
The Prestige Group
Location
High Leven
Posted
14 Apr 2018
Closes
20 Apr 2018
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Financial Controller

Company Background

The Prestige Group is an OMB based in Stockton-on-Tees and has been trading for over 20 years in property development and operating care homes. The group is spearheaded by its founder and Chairman Raj Singh – a prominent entrepreneur and businessman in the local area.

The Prestige Group currently has three main trading arms – Operating care homes, new homes sales (branded as Redcastle Homes) and main contractor construction services. The construction arm is currently engaged with new care home builds for the group and also on the Redcastle Homes developments.

Alongside this, the group has also taken over the Hartlepool United Football Club.
Following receipt of a significant inward investment package into the care operations, the group is set to continue to grow and is looking for like-minded individuals to join the existing Finance team and the senior management team.

The Role

Being a newly created role, the main objective is to take on overall management responsibility of the day to day running of the Finance department from the Group Finance Director ensuring its continued smooth running. The Financial Controller will be responsible for day to day supervision of the Finance team that currently consists of a Management Accountant and Finance Assistant.
The role will be mainly based from the Prestige Group’s head office in Ingleby Barwick, plus providing support at the football club from time to time.
The Financial Controller will report directly into the Group Finance Director and will be required to provide support to the Group Finance Director as required.

More specifically, the role will include;
- Responsibility for ensuring compliance with main taxes – VAT, PAYE, CIS & Corporation Tax
- Responsible for ensuring financial and management reports are provided in required timeframes.
- Working closely with the Construction department on cost control
- Providing the final review on all financial reporting prior to it being submitted to the directors and other end users
- Production of annual and ad-hoc budgets, forecasts and reports as required by the Group Finance Director and the Chairman
- Challenging colleagues in Finance and other departments to ensure at all times we are delivering value for money
- Implementation of own internal auditing procedures to ensure processes are being complied with an operated efficiently – i.e. procurement and purchase ordering, subcontractor payments, payroll.
- Working closely with the Group Finance Director on various projects – such as funding packages, acquisitions, disposals, etc. This will involve other aspects in addition to purely Finance, such as liaising with legal advisors, coordinating contractual documentation, etc.
- Contributing to strategic level decision making process
- Deputising for the Group Finance Director

The Ideal Candidate
This is a very exciting role within a rewarding environment with potential for future growth as the company continues to expand. The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes;

- Ambitious and self-motivated to make a difference in the business
- Hands-on and with the mind-set of ensuring a job is properly seen through
- Capable of autonomous operation
- Commercial awareness
- Solid understanding of various compliance issues – various HMRC taxes, auto enrolment pensions, minimum wage, etc.
- Eager to learn about the wider business
- Attention to detail
- Critical thinking
- Organised

A professionally recognised qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) is essential and a previous background in accountancy practice is preferable. This role may suit someone looking for their first role out of practice.
Previous healthcare and / or housebuilding / construction background would be an advantage, but not essential.
What is essential is that the candidate possesses the correct general skills set and can demonstrate the right attitude to fit within the organisation.

Basic Salary
£40,000-£45,000 dependent upon experience + other benefits

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