Finance Controller

The HR Department
Aldershot, UK
23 May 2019
27 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client is a successful privately-owned company and are looking to recruit a dynamic Financial Controller based in Aldershot Hampshire. Our Client has been trading since 1980, the next stage in their evolution is to appoint a Financial Controller to build the finance function.

The successful candidate will be responsible for all financial control and portfolio finance responsibilities. You will report to the managing director and chief operating officer, whilst working closely with senior managers to provide effective controls and drive performance across the whole business.

Main duties & Responsibilities
  • Oversee company accounts and investments.
  • Ensure financial transactions are recorded, filed and reported.
  • Develop monthly reporting and control of Project Financials including margins.
  • Set up controls to ensure Clarity (MIS) ties to Sage on a monthly basis.
  • Review monthly and daily reports to identify results and trends.
  • Upgrade reports and KPI's as required.
  • Manage and motivate all finance staff.
  • Establish, maintain and upgrade all systems to ensure compliance.
  • Control and manage annual audit.
  • Develop budget and planning process to provide management with the information they require.
  • Prepare management reports.
  • Prepare revised forecasts for the Financial year that reflect the latest actuals and latest plans.
  • Review the monthly Balance Sheet and report on key measures like Debtor Days; Creditor Days and Return on Assets employed.
  • The business will require analysis of margin by customer and from time to time will need support on pricing decisions to improve margins or protect key accounts. The job holder will oversee the development of customer profitability reporting.
  • Lead the banking relationship and ensure the company has the appropriate levels of cash headroom required to operate.
  • Support the MD in looking after all Employee affairs covering contracts; payroll; pensions; appraisals; development plans and disciplinary as appropriate.
  • Develop the dividend policy with shareholders.

The ideal candidate will have
  • High attention to detail.
  • Organisational skills.
  • Critical thinking.
  • Problem-solving.
  • Analytical skills.
  • Interpersonal Skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Experience / Skills required
  • Previous experience of working in a similar role.
  • Experience of Sage 50.
  • ATT, ACCA or CIMA Qualified.

Desirable Experience / Skills required
  • Degree in accounting, business, economics or a related desirable.
  • Clarity experience advantageous (MIS).

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