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Financial Controller

Ref MCS-DH

Location Watford, Hertfordshire

Salary Competitive salary

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Julie Brennan

Financial Controller

MAIN TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

Financial Accounts

  • Assist in the production, analysis and review of the Profit & Loss and balance sheets and other financial accounting services
  • Ensure that financial accounts are prepared on time after the year-end, ready to be audited.
  • Assist and oversee all areas of the finance function, credit control, bought ledger and payroll. In preparation of the final accounts.
  • Recommend and implement internal controls to safeguard the financial assets of the company.
  • Continually monitor the purchasing of goods for the company, to ensure that the company is getting best value.
  • Suggest, review and implement policies to ensure that inherent risk is minimised when employees of the company handle company assets.

Management Accounts

  • Assist in providing budgetary control and other financial information and advice to Senior Management
  • Preparation of ad hoc costing or budgetary exercises.
  • Preparation of reports on sales and costing.
  • The preparation, calculation of monthly job profitability reports for Finance Director, reviewed by various levels of management.

Audit

  • Undertake and satisfactorily conclude audits and unplanned urgent work under the supervision of the Finance Director.
  • Maintain a comprehensive file on all audits to include proper background, brief and working papers.
  • Draft audit programmes and internal controls, and other such documentation for the approval of the Finance Director.
  • Participate in discussion of audit findings and recommendations with Audit Managers and other Audit Staff as appropriate. With a view to obtaining their implementation, within a timescale which is sufficiently realistic to be effective.
  • Assist in the implementation of the use of new technology to improve audit and financial performance.
  • Assist auditors with ad-hoc schedules in non-qualification of the Financial Accounts of the company.

General

  • Monitor and resolve where necessary the credit file of the company.
  • Secure finance deals of behalf of the company, when purchasing tangible assets.
  • Liaise with bankers on all ad-hoc matters.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with all suppliers of the business.
  • Undertake ad-hoc Business Reviews as and when directed by the Board.
  • Project manage the introduction of new strategic tools as and when directed by the Board.

PERSON SPECIFICATION 

ESSENTIAL

  • Fully qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA (or equivalent) with previous financial control and management reporting experience
  • Able to demonstrate experience of managing a small accounting team
  • Computer literate with good excel skills and solid understanding of accounting software principles
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in related subject.
  • Good understanding of business and financial issues
  • The ability to work to tight deadlines
  • An ability to explain complex financial information in a clear way

DESIRABLE

  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Planning and organising
  • Scheduling and monitoring
  • Communication skills
  • Problem analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Honesty and discretion
  • Team-working skills
  • Multitasking skills
  • Able to demonstrate good judgement showing logical decision making
  • Hands on approach
  • Confident

TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT

  • Attend company training courses as defined in the training programme for your job and grade
  • Take part in self learning opportunities
  • Help your manager identify your own special needs training
  • Prepare for and take action following your appraisal

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