Financial Controller

Posted 02 March 2023
Salary £65000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Job type Permanent
DisciplineAccountancy & Finance
Contact NameRyan Marner

Job description

Financial Controller - Central Reading (WFH 2 days) - £65,000 - £75,000 + benefits

My client are a large and successful professional services business looking to appoint a Financial Controller to support the organisations Finance Director.

The successful person will be responsible for the day to day financial operations of the accounting department and providing key financial data to management and key stakeholders.

This will include all reporting such as forecasting, budgeting, month-end accounts, new product introductions, and audit activities.

This candidate will also update and review management account models and work with a team to produce complete balance sheet reconciliations.

The Financial Controller with have line management responsibility of a large team of finance professionals at various levels in their career, that will continue to grow in line with business growth.

The Financial Controller will:

  • Assist the Finance Director in preparing financial reporting, P&L and reviewing variances for business unit management
  • Interpret and present financial analysis in a persuasive format, providing insights and recommendations to key stakeholders to inform and influence decisions
  • Act as a financial business partner for key stakeholders within the SLT and external investors
  • Manage year-end accounting and control processes to meet statutory requirements
  • Oversee the preparation of monthly accounts, budgets and forecasts in a timely and accurate manner
  • Produce performance indicator reports and analysis, as well as ad-hoc reports and investigations, as required by management
  • Prepares and submits monthly cash flow forecasts and budgets for the business unit
  • Liaise with and manages external auditors
  • Appraise financial risk to inform decisions
  • Appraise investment proposals associated with new products and capital expenditure
  • Manage a team to develop their skills, conduct regular performance reviews and provide guidance to ensure objectives are met and procedures

The Ideal candidate for this Financial Controller role will have:

  • Fully Qualified Accountant (e.g., ACA/ACCA/CIMA) with 3-5 years' experience
  • Working knowledge of accounting principles and management accounts processes
  • Strong understanding of Excel and experience working on SAP
  • Strong communication skills with an ability to build positive relationships at all levels
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and a clear vision for team development
  • Line Management Experience

Financial Controller - Central Reading (WFH 2 days) - £65,000 - £75,000 + benefits

Applications are encouraged from all candidates meeting or exceeding the minimum criteria for the role regardless of age, disability, gender, orientation, race, religion or ethnicity.