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Assistant Financial Controller

Job Title: Assistant Financial Controller
Contract Type: permanent
Location: Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
REF: SM 171119 FM_1577440830
Contact Name: Stephen McCarthy
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 1 year ago

Job Description

Are you an ambitious ACA / ACCA Qualified Accountant looking for the next step in your career? Vitae are currently working in partnership with a market-leading business based near Leighton Buzzard to source a highly-motivated, dynamic accountant to join their growing finance team. This is a newly created role that will offer the successful individual the opportunity to make an immediate and lasting impact within the business.

*Responsible for the production of the monthly Board pack and a complete set of MI to timetable including; sector performance, work winning, working capital, cash, trend analysis and financial commentary
*Providing analysis, insight & commentary to operations, GFC and GFD on financial / commercial issues
*Investigate and explain variances and prepare bridge between actual performance and budget / forecast
*Develop and own the overhead reporting and control - 'support and challenge' the sector commercial directors and department heads on overhead reporting & control
*Prepare quarterly External MI pack (with GFD) for circulation to bank, bond providers and others
*Production of quarterly, rolling forecasts in accordance with timetable including P&L, working capital and cash forecasts at both sector and company level
*Manage the annual budgeting process including cash, working capital and balance sheet
*In conjunction with GFC, develops suite of reports to track performance of individual contracts and provide early warning on potential issues at contract level
*In conjunction with GFC conduct contract reviews / audits as required - with focus on larger contracts
*Support GFC in ad hoc financial analysis - will be extensive and varied
*Monitor competitor performance to enable benchmarking of company's performance
*Ensure fully reconciled, 'penny perfect' balance sheet on a monthly basis - review and challenge finance team monthly
*Ensure timely, accurate and detailed month end accounts produced for JVs and investments
*Oversee accurate and timely allocation of shared costs, prelims etc.
*Preparation of fully compliant FRS102 standard financial statements
*Key contact for auditors at year-end
*Responsible for preparation of UK Corporation tax computations and supporting analyses
*Responsible for overseas tax reporting and compliance requirements
*Support payroll tax reporting (e.g. PSA, P11d, BIK, technical input of expenses manual)
*Support team and GFC with VAT queries and compliance
*Manage a small accounting team of 1

Reporting into the Group Finance Director, and working closely with the Group Financial Controller this role will offer exposure to senior stakeholders within the business. There is also an impressive development plan in place to help support the successful candidate with their career development.

This is a great opportunity to join the business as the company have ambitious plans for 2020 and beyond.