Financial Controller

Reed Finance
05 May 2017
04 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Reed Finance are delighted to be working with a international business to secure a Finance and Operations Manager for their offices in London. Based in Northwood, you will play an important part in the management of the team  with proven experience in budgeting, financial reporting, payroll and Communication & Technology. 

Key Duties:

• Manage the overall accounting and bookkeeping for the organisation including accounts payable and receivable, inventory and capital assets, banking, and payroll functions.
• Develop and put into practice procedures for handling finances and accounting.
• Cost control and cost reduction for all areas of the business.
• Preparing management accounts 
• Forecasting, budgeting and internal control process.
• Support the development of the annual budget (and subsequent quarterly forecasts) in conjunction with COO and ensure the ongoing adherence and management of these budgets/forecasts.
• Costing of all products and margin analysis/control - setting of pricing policies with the Sales Head.
• Credit control and setting of credit limits for all customers
• Attending to all legal issues and compliance issues for company
• Cash flow, banking, and cash management
• Approval of all expenses, payments, and control of these transactions.
• Managing third party warehouse with control over warehouse expenses, transport and ensure improvements in cost of transport.
• Management of all clearance of imported goods working through office staff.
• Submission of Tax & VAT Returns, for both the UK & European exports.
• Finalise all sales forecasts jointly with the Sales Head and managing the purchasing of goods by Company.
• Prepare sales forecast, planning, and ordering and issue of Purchase Orders.
• Review of all sales, margins and discussions with Sales Head on areas of performance improvement of the business.
• Regular review of performance and new policies and strategies with Sales Head - twice a month.
• Monitoring of all sales visits, appointments, and any admin/secretarial support needed by sales team.

Applicants will hold a professional accounting qualification such as ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent.

Key competences:

• Strong financial knowledge and skills in financial analysis and general data analysis.
• Must have knowledge of UK & European VAT and taxation regulations.
• Excellent administration & organisation skills.
• Computer savvy with high proficiency in MS Office.
• Working knowledge of tax filing systems.

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