Financial Controller

17 May 2019
21 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

The purpose of the role is to be responsible for providing work relating to finance and related administration. This includes engaging in financial analysis in such areas as historical financial information, forecasting, budgeting, cost reduction and also payroll, sales ledger and purchase ledger activities.

Summary of main duties and responsibilities:

  • Provision of management accounts in a timely manner, including the reporting of key financial information
  • Produce finance board meeting packs
  • Cash management. Forecasting cash-flow position and ensuring that sufficient funds are available to meet ongoing operational requirements
  • Review and report on monthly accounts and variances
  • Ensure budgets are up to date and production of budgets
  • Process supplier invoices onto the accounting package in a timely manner
  • Verify accuracy, approvals and coding to the correct accounts
  • Monitor and review of outstanding invoices with prompt resolution of queries
  • Ensuring all supplier invoices are filed accurately and timely
  • Reconciliation of supplier statements
  • Prepare the payment run
  • Review the Aged Creditors on a monthly basis
  • Reconcile the purchase ledger to general ledger on a monthly basis
  • Deal with accounts queries
  • Raise invoices to the customers in a timely manner, ensuring accuracy to the contract or agreed quotes
  • Process customer invoices onto the accounting package in a timely manner
  • Reconcile the sales ledger on a monthly basis
  • Management the credit control process
  • Produce daily bank reconciliations in a timely manner
  • Produce monthly journals
  • Analyse general ledger accounts
  • Perform Balance Sheet reconciliations on a monthly basis
  • Produce quarterly VAT return, ensuring accuracy and reconciles to the general ledger
  • Any other ad hoc duties as required
  • Produce pricing models for potential new clients
  • Produce monthly payroll

Person Specification:

  • Honesty and trustworthiness
  • Respect
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Demonstrate sound work ethics
  • Reliability and enthusiasm

Skills Knowledge & Experience:

  • At least part qualified CIMA, ACCA, ACA or CIPFA
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in an industry accounting role
  • Accounts receivable and accounts payable
  • Use of Sage accounting packages
  • Microsoft Office, Excel essential
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Initiative
  • Time management and prioritisation abilities
  • Team building skills
  • Analytical and problem solving knowledge
  • Decision-making abilities
  • Effective verbal and listening communications skills
  • Attention to detail and a high level of accuracy
  • Effective written communications capabilities
  • ability to maintain a high level of accuracy in preparing and entering financial information
  • ensuring confidentiality concerning financial files

Standard information

This is an outline Job Description and employees are expected to undertake other reasonable duties appropriate to the role, as directed.

All employees are expected to comply with the organisational Health & Safety Policy and to undertake their duties responsibly.

All candidates and employees must have the Right to Work in the UK as required by the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996.

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