Financial Controller

Focus Resourcing Group
Didcot, UK
19 Jun 2019
27 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client based on the outskirts of Didcot are currently recruiting for a Financial Controller to join their existing team.

The Financial Controller provides responsibility for all areas of financial control and reporting, while supporting informed decision-making and managing business risk.

Supervision and development of the finance team is a key part of the role. The Financial Controller is also instrumental in forming accounting strategies that enable the organisation to achieve its objectives, and proactively instigates positive change.

  • Regular assessment of the financial reporting environment to identify risk and introduce mitigating internal controls and/or improve existing controls as appropriate
  • Management of the Finance Team to ensure its effectiveness and promote the continuous personal development of the individuals in the team.
  • Design and produce accurate, relevant and timely reports on a monthly and annual basis for historic, budget and forecast financial information
  • Manage the organisation's working capital and collection of debts in order to maximise investment income
  • Present management accounts to internal and external stakeholders as required
  • Manage the annual external audit process including the drafting of the statutory accounts
  • Manage the annual budgeting process
  • Ensure compliance with relevant tax and legal requirements and other governance as may be required
  • Prepare and present business cases for investment opportunities as required

Skills and Qualifications:
  • Qualified accountant (ACA / ACCA / CIMA)
  • Experience of leading a team while retaining the ability to be hands on
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including experience of delivering presentations at Board level
  • The ability to solve problems and define actions according to available resources
  • Up-to-date knowledge of current Financial Reporting Standards
  • Time management skills and the ability to meet deadlines while producing accurate outputs
  • IT skills, to include advanced Excel and intermediate Word/PowerPoint
  • Previous financial systems experience, in particular Sage 200

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