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Financial Controller

Financial Controller

Job Title: Financial Controller
Contract Type: contract
Location: City and District of St. Albans
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Start Date: End July / Early August
Duration: 15 Months FTC
REF: GBFCSTA2007_1632843730
Contact Name: Guy Barwell
Contact Email:
Job Published: 26 days ago

Job Description

Interim Financial Controller
15 Months - Fixed Term Contract
St Albans, Hertfordshire
Circa £70,000 + Benefits

Vitae Financial Recruitment are working with this market leading organisation based in St Albans that are seeking a Qualified Financial Controller with a good understanding of treasury processes and month end reporting to cover a 15 month maternity leave.


The Financial Controller role is responsible for assisting with the co-ordination and management of the Treasury function and also for various month end accounting tasks and activities. Additionally manage a financial analyst and work closely with other members of the Financial Control team. The Financial Controller will assist the Financial Control team and wider Finance Department as required with various ad hoc financial accounting, analytical and reporting tasks.

*Manage the daily cash reporting and forecasting process
*Lead 3x weekly calls with executive team summarising cash position and other notable events
*Support month-end and year-end close process, being responsible for a number of balance sheet and P&L accounts, and reviewing those that the Financial Analyst is responsible for
*Manage the Quarterly VAT reporting process, supervising the Assistant Financial Controller in this area
*Manage the Monthly and quarterly bank reporting and covenant testing, supervising the Management Accountant in this area
*Work with lender agencies and Financial Analyst to ensure quarterly interest payments are calculated correctly, with regard to each lender and their WHT status
*Ensure all financing payments are made on a timely basis, including quarterly interest payments, WHT, ad-hoc payments in respect of SBLC, RCF, etc.
*Act as an authoriser on banking platforms
*Ensure quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting
*Ensure maintenance of effective electronic and hardcopy filing systems
*Support development of best practice
*Update policies and procedures in line with legislation
*Perform other ad hoc duties as required (for accounts and other departments)

Main internal contacts of the post are:
*Director, Group Financial Control
*FP&A Director
*Head of Reporting
*Accounts Department
*Other Head Office Personnel

The main external contacts of the post are:
*External advisors (for rent, rates, etc.)
*Relationship Banks

The main sources of complexity are:
*The efficient use of accounting system (Oracle)
*To co-ordinate workload to achieve complimentary and competing deadlines.
*To drive improvements in all areas
*To ensure that processes are scalable with the expansion of the business.

What we are looking for:
*Must be qualified ACA, ACCA or CIMA
*A good understanding of treasury process
*A good understanding of month end reporting
*Experience in submission of quarterly Group VAT returns
*Effective communication skills; verbal, electronic and written.
*Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise tasks and to work to deadlines.
*Ability to achieve targets whilst maintaining accuracy.
*Ability to develop positive working relationships with colleagues and external contacts.
*Analytical and problem solving skills.
*Excellent numeracy skills.
*Rational decision making.
*Strategic thinking.
*A flexible approach to achieving team priorities.

Vitae Financial Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.