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Financial Controller

Financial Controller

Job Title: Financial Controller
Contract Type: permanent
Location: Barnet
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus & Bens
REF: CG1211FC_1636730732
Contact Name: Charlotte Garfield
Contact Email:
Job Published: 17 days ago

Job Description

Our client, a high growth and acquisitive business with a loyal customer base that leverages its strengths and expertise, is looking to source a confident and credible Financial Controller to join its talented team.

Looking after 2 companies within a wider group, you'll have responsibility for overseeing the financial reporting, taxation and AP/AR functions for these brands, working closely with senior management also. This client operates a social and fast-paced environment, with lots of on-site perks including free breakfasts and lunches.

Key duties include:
- Responsible for the day-to-day running and financial management of the business including oversight of general ledger postings and transactions.
- Management of 2 - 3 direct reports, including a purchase ledger supervisor.
- Supervision of the month end process and the production of monthly management accounts.
- Review of monthly management accounts including detailed monthly P&L reviews and challenge of balance sheet reconciliations, leading to the identification of risks and opportunities. Responsible for ensuring that applicable accounting standards are being adhered to.
- Producing accurate and insightful MI and KPI analysis.
- Production of departmental/segmental P&L reporting on a monthly basis.
- Design and implementation of a CAPEX sign-off process to aid visibility and reporting.
- Review of monthly VAT returns submitted to HMRC and managing any HMRC correspondence, for example, VAT return enquiries.
- Responsible for delivering annual integrated budgets and quarterly reforecasts, as well as assisting with additional budgetary tasks.
- Managing the production of and reviewing year-end audit packs before they are submitted to external auditors. Actively resolving any audit queries.

- ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified accountant with 3+ year's post qualified experience.
- Strong communicator and leadership skills with proven experience of managing a team.
- Ability to challenge and stand firm with Senior Management.
- Statutory and management reporting background essential. Audit trained preferential.
- Ability to challenge the 'status quo.'
- Excellent numerical, analytical and problem-solving skills.
- A self-starter who is able to manage and prioritise deadlines as well as manage expectations upwards.

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