Finance Controller

Recruiter
Sharma Harrison
Location
Egham, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
23 Jun 2019
Closes
01 Jul 2019
Ref
1090412711
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Sharma Harrison have partnered with a rapidly expanding Group Business which employs over 7000 people across the UK. With ambitious expansion plans now firmly in place they are now looking to appoint a Qualified Group Finance Controller to be based in Egham Head Office.

It is important that the ideal candidate will be looking for a long term position and be willing to adapat to this rapidly growing business. This role presents itself in a fast paced setting where by you are expected to work at speed and be able to work under pressure at times.

The Successful Candidate must be ACCA/ACA Qualified

Job Purpose:

The Finance Controller will be responsible for heading up the finance department for the whole group with a direct line report into the CFO with all financial and accounting activities. The ideal candidate will need to have managerial responsibility as well as oversee the financial department on a day to day basis.

Role and Responsibilities:
  • Manage and Motivate the finance team
  • Leading team in preparation of statutory accounts
  • Regularly liaising with Leadership team
  • Oversee all company accounts and investments
  • Drive group profitability through cost control initiatives and identifying opportunities
  • Create monthly annual reports to identify trends and financial forecasts
  • Manage Cash Flow by tracking transactions
  • Enjoys Process re engineering implement appropriate controls across group
  • Suggest updates and improvements for accounting system including payroll and invoicing
  • Establish and implement financial Reporting system to comply with government regulations
  • Develop Budgets and Financial plans
  • Review all financial plans and budgets to look for cost reduction
  • Monitor all financial reports checking for discrepancies

Skills and Qualification:
  • MUST be ACCA Qualified
  • Several years of experience in a business or finance environment
  • A strategic thinker with conceptual understanding of company structures, taxation, legal matters and risk mitigation with a good understanding of data privacy standards
  • Experience of preparation of statutory accounts
  • Gravitas to be a key member of the leadership team
  • Ability to lead the completion of legal transactions
  • Highly effective negotiation skills developed through experience
  • Solid management experience with excellent leadership skills
  • Interpersonal skills - most essentially, honesty; integrity; reliability
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills with precise attention to detail
  • A very well organised person with a proven track record of:
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Research and analytical skill
  • Proficient in all MS Office packages; Word, Excel etc.

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