Financial Controller (Interim)

Focus Resourcing
Didcot, UK
21 Jul 2019
03 Aug 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 on an interim basis.

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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