Financial Controller

Recruiter
FRS Limited
Location
Amersham
Salary
50000.0000
Posted
19 Mar 2017
Closes
18 Apr 2017
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

FRS Accountancy is assisting this market leading organisation in their search for a Financial Controller to sit within its support centre based in Amersham.

Duties will include:
• Responsibility for the delivery of accurate, transparent and meaningful Group Management Accounts.
• Summarise financial information and queries which will frequently be complex in respect of expenditure trends and budget variances.
• Preparation of highly complex electronic spread sheets to monitor and present financial information.
• Preparation of rolling thirteen week cash flow forecasts, together with variance analysis to Budget cash flow.
• Preparation of group month-end performance pack including profit / loss, balance sheet & cash flow and assisting Head of Finance with commentary of key variances identified.
• Management of the preparation of group and subsidiary balance sheets on a monthly basis, ensuring in particular that all appropriate liabilities are accrued for and all control accounts are prepared in-line with the group schedules.
• Assisting with the preparation of Group and Subsidiary statutory accounts on a timely basis for submission to the Group Board and Companies House.
• Management of adherence to the Group Treasury Controls and Procedures schedule.
• Preparation of supporting documentation and schedules in relation to the external audit and coordinating work streams within the team to deliver an effective & efficient audit.
• Management responsibility of a timely and accurate Financial Services / Management Accounts / Pensions & Payroll function, ensuring quality and best practice in-line with the group’s stakeholder requirements.
• Line management responsibility for the Senior Management Accountant, Financial Accountant, and Payroll & Pensions Managers including carrying out Personal Development Reviews, training/development, interviewing and disciplinary action.
• Plans and prioritises tasks, some of which may be on-going to ensure deadlines are met and achievement of targets, which may be weekly, monthly, quarterly or annually.
• Contributes medium and long term financial planning in order to deal with organisational and liquidity requirements to ensure targets are met.
• Provide support to the Head of Finance as required to ensure the delivery of a comprehensive finance & commercial service.
• All other tasks as required by the Head of Finance.
• Deputise in the absence of the Head of Finance when required.

The successful candidate will be / have:
• A professionally qualified / part qualified accountant (ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA, ACA) with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a relevant role or qualified by experience to an equivalent level.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate complex and often contentious financial issues effectively with both non-finance and finance staff on a one to one basis or in large groups
• The ability to develop complex financial data and reports into a format which can be easily understood by all levels and professions within the organisation.
• The ability to advise and listen to budget holders and other senior managers and to develop reports, analysis and advice relevant to them.
• Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work closely and effectively with staff at all levels within the organisation.
• Excellent persuasion and negotiation skills are required to ensure delivery of balanced financial plans.
• Must be able to use Excel spreadsheets and a financial ledger system to an advanced, expert level. Complex spreadsheet applications may frequently be developed on behalf of other users.
• In addition; the Financial Controller must understand and demonstrate knowledge of good personnel practice and its application. Experience in staff recruitment, contingency planning and disciplinary would be desirable.
• Ability to lead calmly when under pressure.
• Must attend statutory and mandatory training courses and the stipulated intervals.