Divisional Financial Controller

10 Jun 2018
14 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Purpose:
To continuously improve business methods and provide a professional commercial service to ensure all systems, controls and reporting adhere to statutory and Company standards. Proactively liaise with local management to continually enhance commercial awareness, profitability and cash flow.

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities:
- To work closely with the General Manager, particularly with respect to planning and managing the cash flow of the Business Unit on a rolling basis
- Prepare the monthly financial results before they are released to senior finance and operational management.
- Responsible for ensuring reliability and accuracy of the local financial management system.
- Produce all cost trend and benchmarking reports to ensure management decisions are made with the best available data.
- Initiate and manage projects to improve business controls and profitability, prioritising them according to business impact.
- To present and take an active role in financial reviews for all contracts under remit.
- Preparation of annual budgets and re-forecasts when appropriate.
- Undertake business analyses and advise the senior management team on business mix, cost structure and capital base.
- Manage the weekly profitability flash reporting.
- Oversee, purchase ledger and the payment process.
- Act as an adviser to the management team on commercial issues.
- Oversee the Credit Controller in order to maximise cash collections from the debtor ledger and ensuring dispute queries are resolved in a timely manor.
- The timely preparation of analysis and reconciliations of all Balance Sheet Accounts ensuring that the working paper files are fully and accurately prepared and file ensuring that all reconciling items are kept to a minimum.
- To maintain the fixed asset register for the Business Unit.
- To liaise with Operations staff to ensure timely and accurate monthly stock takes.
- Coordinate year end and the annual audit process.

To perform all of the above responsibilities:
- Accurately
- Within prescribed timescales
- In a professional manner

Person Specification:
- Qualified (or passed finalist) in ACA, CIMA, ACCA ( or equivalent)
- High numeric and analytical skills
- Project management experience
- Ability to communicate oral and written information concisely and logically
- Ability to analyse and evaluate information
- Excellent inter personal skills with proven ability to influence
- Ability to effectively plan and organise own and team members work
- Good spreadsheet knowledge
- Positive attitude towards colleagues
- Previous experience of managing teams and influencing people

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