Financial Controller

Elevation Recruitment Group
Doncaster, UK
20 May 2019
23 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Elevation Recruitment Group are looking for a commercially minded and proven Financial Controller for a well established Leisure and Hospitality Business based in Doncaster.

Reporting directly into the Finance Director you will oversee a team of 7 accounts staff (4 of them are transactional) and you will be responsible for running the finance operations.

The nature of the business demands some flexibility over working hours and the preparation required. The role demands a high level of accuracy as well as good staff management and communication skills. Duties & Responsibilities will include:

*Deliver accurate and timely Monthly Management Accounts
*Assist with preparing where necessary and review the monthly profit and loss accounts
*Providing detailed forward-thinking analysis on key trends including performance against budget for both revenue and costs
*Oversee the financial management and reporting for the various group entities including variances to budget and forecasts
*Appraise the senior team, Executive Director and accounts staff of financial results and record appropriate details for future forecasting / actions
*Review the weekly reports for each course
*Discuss and implement actions plans where required to remedy gaps and shortfalls within the forecasts
*Ensure adequate controls are in place to ensure margins are safeguarded
*Review the purchase, sales and general ledger postings to ensure the companies accounting procedures are being correctly adopted
*Hold a weekly meeting to review all large and aged debts
*Perform a desktop review of trade debtors, trade creditors and petty cash advising on any actions required
*Review and approve monthly balance sheet reconciliations
*Attend the Operational Review meetings with Executive Director and Group Operations Director and provide financial update's for each meeting
*To be responsible for the development of all members of staff within the accounts department, including annual performance appraisals
*To review the goals and targets of the department as set by the ED and Group Financial Controller.
*Prepare annual statutory financial statements in line with current reporting standards and submit a detailed audit pack
*Evaluate and exploit and procurement opportunities
*To organise and host financial meetings as required
*To ensure that all government legislation and legal requirements are met at all times
*Supply information as may be required to enable any investment opportunity or proposed capital project to be fully appraised
*To assist and manage finance / IT projects and to remain conversant and updated with developments of an IT nature
*Any other ad-hoc duties and various project work

To be considered for this role you MUST have the following:

*CIMA, ACCA OR ACA qualification although Qualified by Experience will also be considered
*3+ years experience working up to Management Accounts level
*Strong leader of people
*Must hold a full driving license, with the ability to travel across multiple sites.
*leisure or hospitality background would be a distinct advantage
*Commercially astute and influential
*Strong IT, analytic and modelling skills
*Excellent communicator
*Works well under pressure
*Organised, systematic and process driven
*Flexible approach towards working patterns and the ability to work to meet the needs of the business

The company offers fantastic benefits and this role will provide real autonomy and the chance to make the role your own. This is a rare opportunity for an employer of choice in the region.

If you meet the criteria for this role, and are interested in being put forward please do not hesitate to apply or contact me to discuss.

Elevation Accountancy & Finance focuses on the recruitment of talented Accountancy and Finance professionals across all levels, from entry level trainees through to post qualified accountants.
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