Financial Controller - Construction

Michael Page Finance
Bristol (City Centre)
16 May 2018
15 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Newly-created FC role which will have full responsibility for the finances of an SME in the construction sector.

Client Details

My client are a well-known small business in Bristol who specialise in the construction sector.


  • Production of monthly WIP and contract performance reports (including an analysis by individual project manager)
  • Production of monthly management accounts (including management information pack)
  • Production of monthly KPI's
  • Production of overhead analysis reports (with recommendations for appropriate cost reductions)
  • Monitor and update group cash-flow forecast
  • Hold regular meetings with individual project managers to review the sales forecast and update as necessary
  • Line management responsibility of finance team members
  • Effectively monitor and control retention recovery and escalate concerns when necessary
  • Identification and development of effective and appropriate internal financial controls
  • Development of financial policies and procedures
  • Assist in the development of annual budgets and forecasts
  • External stakeholder management (including customers, suppliers and sub-contractors), to include conflict resolution when required
  • Production of ad hoc management reports
  • Ensure effective use of business systems (evaluate suitability of existing systems and recommend improvements where necessary)
  • Provide assistance in the management of the annual external audit
  • Preparation & submission of quarterly VAT returns
  • Preparation and submission of periodical statistical returns
  • Ensure financial data is processed accurately and all financial records are kept confidential


  • Professional qualified accountant, ACCA/CIMA/ACA
  • Previous experience of dealing with external stakeholders
  • Previous experience of working with construction contracts (including JCT and NEC) and an understanding of the valuation process
  • Ability to work effectively to meet deadlines and organise workload and priorities
  • Previous experience of managing a team (including undertaking performance reviews)
  • Substantial accounting experience in a busy, progressive and tightly managed SME business, including: monthly reporting, annual budget preparation, financial modelling and cash flow reporting
  • Extensive experience of computerised accounting systems (Equi2 and Sage line 200 desirable, but not essential)
  • Experience of financial control within the construction sector (desirable, but not essential)
  • Excellent excel skills (preferably to advanced level)
  • Ability to 'think outside the box' and to assimilate data into meaningful financial information
  • A meticulous and methodical approach
  • Ability to develop and improve report formats in line with business needs
  • High standard of written and verbal English
  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels within a large organisation.
  • Proven relationship building skills

Job Offer

This role will pay a basic salary of up to £45k, plus benefits

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