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Financial Controller

Posted 4 January by LSA Recruitment Featured Ended

Financial Controller North London £50-£55k per annum

Proactive Senior Controller to become a key member of the head office management team. The successful candidate will have a hands-on approach, as required by the needs of a smaller growing business, but also the technical capability, maturity and ambition to grow into a bigger role as the business expands, and a key element of the growth plans over the next five years involves building a best in class finance function to support all the needs of this growing business

Overall objectives:

  • To lead all financial activities of the business, providing strong financial direction.
  • To maintain and develop the financial systems and controls and report to the CEO on performance, financial forecasting and cashflow
  • To use strong communication skills to inform the CEO and facilitate efficient & effective decision making


Taking full responsibility for the finance function, including;

  • Reporting to, and working closely with, the CEO to deliver the company strategy
  • Preparing and maintaining budgets and forecasts and continuous monitoring and reporting of KPIs and variances for the Board
  • Preparing monthly management accounts, with commentary for the Board
  • Pro-actively managing working capital, cashflow and funding requirements, including credit control and supplier payments
  • Managing systems and procedures to ensure effective management of the company’s finances, including receipts and payments and financial control
  • Ability to work with company software for management/invoicing, Xero, payroll
  • Support in financial modelling
  • Developing and maintaining strong relations with the company’s external investment managers
  • Partnering with the operational team to contribute towards a continuous improvement environment
  • Ensuring that accounting policies and procedures follow best practice and comply with relevant accounting standards
  • Day to day management of external accounting and banking relationships
  • Managing year-end audit process and production of statutory accounts with the company’s auditors
  • Taking responsibility for payroll and associated PAYE compliance
  • Managing tax affairs and HMRC compliance, in conjunction with the company’s auditors, including Corporation Tax returns and VAT, if applicable
  • Managing and developing a small Finance Team

Qualifications and Experience:

  • [A qualified accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACCA, or equivalent)]
  • An up to date working knowledge of IT systems
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentational skills, including the ability to work closely and communicate clearly with both financial and non-financial people
  • Strong financial modelling skills
  • A high level of energy and enthusiasm and a "can do" attitude

Required skills

  • Finance Function
  • Financial Controller
  • Payroll
  • Statutory Accounts

Reference: 34134491

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