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Financial Controller

Job Title: Financial Controller
Contract Type: permanent
Location: Watford
Industry:
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + 10% Bonus + 25 days Holidays + Benefits
REF: CG2307FCS_1627052424
Contact Name: Charlotte Garfield
Contact Email: charlotte.garfield@vitaefr.com
Job Published: 2 months ago

Job Description

Financial Controller
Watford, Hertfordshire
Circa £70,000 + 10% Bonus + Benefits + 25 days Holidays

Vitae Financial Recruitment are proud to be partnering this high growth market leading retail business who have an exciting opportunity for a newly created Financial Controller role.

What will the role be doing:
* Lead and develop a team of 8 management accountants to deliver transformational change across multi-site retail operations.
* Ensure that the financial information relating to the Group is recorded and reported accurately and on time.
* Review and maintain balance sheet control to ensure predictable financial reporting.
* Build strong and trusting relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.
* Provide financial expertise key reports and wider group, including developing accounting policies and practises.
* Consolidated monthly management accounts, produced and issued in line with reporting timetable.
* Monthly review of Head office P&Ls.
* All balance sheet account reconciliations produced and reviewed monthly.
* Strong and trusting relationships established with all key stakeholders, including finance team, internal Heads of Department, General Managers and internal/external auditors.
* 100% compliance with all internal control procedures.
* Lead a team of 8 providing coaching, support and challenge to enable their development in line with organisational goals.
* Drive transformational change in financial reporting through streamlining systems and processes.
* Ensure that all financial reporting is timely and accurate.
* Overall Responsibility for balance sheet control, including ensuring 100% compliance of balance sheet reconciliations on a monthly basis.
* Support the FD on all matters relating to the provision of MI for external stakeholders such as banks and auditors.
* Understand the drivers of EBITDA including Key Performance Indicators. Communicate trends and opportunities to improve EBITDA with the Commercial finance team in a timely and proactive manner.
* Implement new control recommendations arising from internal/external audits and ensure compliance with existing policies.
* Identify opportunities for continuous improvement, effectively present ideas and turn them into practical actions. Lead initiatives on continuous improvement of financial reporting and support wider group goals and initiatives.
* Adhoc financial projects.

What we are looking for;
* Must be a Qualified Accountant CIMA, ACA or ACCA
* Must have previous leadership experience with the ability to lead teams and drive transformational change.
* Strong technical accountant with an ability to work to strict deadlines.
* Excellent communicator, building strong relationships with senior internal and external stakeholders.
* Team player with an ability to contribute to wider group goals.
* Ability to bring a commercial outlook to the role such that deliverables add value and insight to the business.
* Self starter with a strong desire for personal development.
* Applicants must live a commutable distance to Watford.
* The business currently operates a Hybrid working arrangement and it is envisaged that this will continue after COVID. Likely 3 days in the office / 2 days at home.

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