Financial Controller / Management Accountant - Construction

Recruiter
Alexander Fisher Recruitment
Location
Chatham
Posted
18 Apr 2019
Closes
10 May 2019
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Our Client is looking for an experienced Financial Controller / Management Accountant with Construction experience to work within the Chatham area of Kent. You Must have previous Construction experience and the understanding of the Industry. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to prove their worth and work within a fast growing Company.

Summary of the Role: The Financial Controller is responsible for all aspects of the accounts for the Company. Managing a team of 4, this role is a core part of the senior management team for the company and its subsidiaries.

Responsibilities cover:

• Management Information

• Sales / Purchase Ledger / Cashflow

• Payments Processing

o First authorise all payments set up on the bank

• External Reporting Obligations

o Taxation

o Audit

o Other

• Liaison with Commercial & Site Teams

• Waste Management

• Materials Management

• Other jobs

o Deal with auditors, VAT and CIS inspectors and bank auditors

o Ensure and bonds required by the company are taken out.

o Deal with credit limits and insurers for turnover insurance

• Management Information

o Ensuring accounts are produced at the month end and reported to the board in a timely manner

o Ad Hoc reports as required

o Reconciling all items in the balance sheet and profit and loss accounts and ensuring these have no discrepancies

o Managing the accounts team to assist in producing the accounts to TB level.

o Producing budgets for the board

o Liaising with Commercial to obtain a realistic sales forecast and project figures for the business and reporting to the board

o Ensure costs are controlled at all times and budgets are stuck to.

o Control any accounts mispostings

• Sales / Purchase Ledger / Cashflow

o Ensuring sales invoices are reported down from commercial on a timely basis and sales invoices are raised by the accounts team

o Overseeing credit control to ensure money is being received as it is due

o Dealing with old debt and recovering retentions from customers

o Ensuring subcontractors and suppliers are paid on a timely basis and within the credit terms agreed

o Revising cash flows to ensure the company does not run in to difficulty

o Maintaining a good relationship with bank managers to assist with lending and cashflow

• Payments Processing

o First authorise all payments set up on the bank

• External Reporting Obligations

o Ensure VAT and CIS is filed by the deadlines

o Ensure payment is made to HMRC on a timely basis

o Ensure the accounts reconcile back to what has been reported and paid to HMRC.

o Ensure CITB returns and grant forms are completed by the relevant deadlines in order to maximise grant funding

o Ensure sales ledger is reporting to bank managers by deadlines

o Ensure annual returns and dormant accounts for smaller subsidiary companies are filed at companies house

• Liaison with Commercial & Site Teams

o Attend and train site staff to ensure sites are producing the paperwork required by head office and in the manner expected.

o Attend monthly CVR meetings to obtain an understanding of project status and profits expected by job.

o Produce internal audit reports to be reported to the board

o Ensure all subcontractors are financially credit checked to ensure the company is aware of any risk in the supply chain

• Waste Management

o Produce Site Waste Management plans

o Audit sites to ensure the waste management plans are being adhered to

o Produce key financial information to show any saving made from the plan produced or areas that could be improved.

• Materials Management

o Training site on how to complete and update materials management sheets

o Ensure stock takes are done regularly and reflect items needing to be purchased going forward

o Monitor procurement team and ensure this role is covered when procurement are on annual leave.

• Other jobs

o Deal with auditors, VAT and CIS inspectors and bank auditors

o Ensure and bonds required by the company are taken out.

o Deal with credit limits and insurers for turnover insurance

o Any other job required

If this position is of interest to you then please send in your CV in the first instance - salary negotiable for the right person plus car, pension, healthcare

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