Financial Controller

Posted 9 March by Reed Finance (Greater London) Easy Apply Featured Ending soon
Are you looking for your next Head of Finance/Financial controller role in education? Are you passionate about being a key member of a head office management team... then read on....

I am delighted to be partnering with a young and growing early years education business which has been backed by substantial external investment. One of the key elements of their growth plan over the next five years involves building a best in class finance function.

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 nursery 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

The ideal candidate will have a hands on approach, as well as the technical capability,maturityand ambition to grow into a bigger role as the business expands.

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

Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business

Reference: 34356507

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