Financial Controller

Recruiter
Focus Resourcing
Location
Didcot, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
21 Jun 2019
Closes
26 Jun 2019
Ref
1178808390
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
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.

Role
  • 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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