Financial Controller

Farringdon James
09 Mar 2019
31 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Main Purpose of Job

To provide a pro-active management accounting service to the Directors and Managers, maintaining accurate financial accounts and exercising diligent financial control over the whole business. To be responsible for the preparation of budgets, forecasts, management accounts and variance analysis, provision of financial analysis and input to support the development of the business.

Key Tasks

Management Accounting

* Provide management accounting service

* Oversee production of period management accounts and statistics within 15 working days of the period end

* Provide a concise commentary on the management accounts within 15 working days of the period end

* Perform financial appraisal of project and capital expenditure proposals and subsequently monitor the outcomes

* Review performance against agreed financial objectives, plans and budgets

* Assist with and control costing within the business

* Prepare financial forecasts

Financial Accounting

* Monitor and advise the Directors on the financial position of the company and the financial implications of decisions to be made

* Undertake the day-to-day financial management

* Prepare the annual financial statements in line with current legislation and best practice

* Prepare Audit file and work with Auditors to provide signed accounts within 5 months of the year end

* Liaise with auditors and other relevant professional advisors

Financial Control

* Cost Centre optimisation and reporting

* Departmental reporting and P&L

* Oversee and be responsible for the financial systems in the business, including stock control

* Ensure that up to date accounting systems are in place to record all income and expenditureaccurately and in a timely fashion

* Maintain sound security protocols, including appropriate separation of duties, internal auditing,spot checks and accountability definitions, to ensure that key risk of loss, error and fraud are well controlled

Sales / Purchase Ledger

* Manage the effective control of sales/purchasing and receiving procedures

* Supervise the accurate and timely posting of all sales/purchase transactions to ledger

* Ensure that all suppliers are paid correctly and on time and credit controls are in place


* Ensure all employees are paid correctly and on time

* Comply with relevant statutory requirement without incurring penalty

Knowledge & Skills

The post holder should be a Qualified Accountant (ACCA / CIMA / ACA), have expertise in management accounting, financial performance reporting and financial control and have strong Excel (including pivot tables and complex formulae essential) and SAGE skills. He/she should have strong communications skills, be a self motivated, self starter who will work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines. Able to prioritise workload in a dynamic and constantly changing environment and be receptive to and embrace change. Having strong analytical skills with the ability to identify relevant information and evaluate the issues to make sound decisions.

Having previous experience of dealing with clinical safety would be highly advantageous.

Other Company benefits

* 28 Days annual leave (inc. Bank Holidays) increasing to 33, pro-rata.

* Pension scheme,

* Health Care Plans,

* Salary sacrifice bicycle schemes

* Plus many more

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