Financial Controller

Posted 19 March by Contact Point Resourcing Featured

Financial Controller

Outskirts of Reading

£40,000 - £50,000

Background and scopefor the Financial Controller

This is a rare opportunity to join a company that epitomises growth, forward planning and the desire to be the leader in their industry. This is a key appointment for the group and an exciting role within a business that has accelerated growth plans over the next three to four years.

The group’s business plan dictates that roles within the Finance & Commercial team will be fast moving and varied.

The Financial Controller, reporting to the Director of Finance & Operations, will have the following key areas of responsibility:


  1. Management Reporting

1.1.Key responsibility for the delivery of timely, accurate and meaningful management accounts.

1.2.Preparation of month-end performance pack including profit & loss, balance sheet and cash flow, including commentary of key variances identified.

1.3.Develop insightful reporting and analysis to assist in business decision making, including analysis of trends, variance reporting and ad hoc analysis.

1.4.Preparation of rolling cash flow forecasts.

1.5.Assist and work closely with the financial planning activities; budgets, quarterly re-forecasting.

  1. Financial Control

2.1.Management of the preparation balance sheets on a monthly basis, ensuring that all appropriate liabilities are accrued for and all control accounts are prepared and properly reconciled.

2.2.Management of adherence to delegated authorities and approvals.

2.3.Assisting with the preparation of statutory accounts and statutory audit. Preparation of supporting documentation and schedules in relation to the external audit and coordinating work streams within the team to deliver an effective and efficient audit.

2.4.Oversight of supporting documentation and schedules in relation to the tax computations.

  1. Management and supervision of Finance team

3.1.Line management responsibility for the Finance team, including purchase ledger, sales ledger, cash / bank.

3.2.Supervision and training of team as required, including target setting and monitoring of performance.

3.3.Plan and prioritises tasks, some of which may be on-going to ensure deadlines are met and achievement of targets, which may be weekly, monthly, quarterly or annually.

  1. Processes and systems

4.1.Obtain strong knowledge and subject matter expertise with regards to the accounting system and associate systems used in the business.

4.2.Make recommendations and implement improvements to systems and finance process to improve accuracy, efficiency and scalability.

  1. Planning and organisational Skills

5.1.Ensure that financial timetables are adhered to with regard to month-end reporting period and year-end annual accounts process.

5.2.Flexible in completing tasks / projects, in being able to change plans when required.

5.3.First class communication skills in dealing with stakeholders of the business.

Qualifications required for the Financial Controller

A professionally qualified accountant (ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA, ACA) with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a relevant role.

Communicating & Influencing for the Financial Controller

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate financial issues effectively with both non-finance and finance staff on a one to one basis or in larger groups
  • Ability to develop financial data and reports into a format which can be easily understood by all levels and professions within the business.
  • An ability to advise and listen managers and to develop reports, analysis and advice relevant to them.
  • Ability to build trusted relationships with colleagues.

Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work closely and effectively with staff at all levels within the organisation.

Other skills for the Financial Controller

  • Strong level of competency with accounting systems and Excel spreadsheets.

Familiar and competent with other desktop packages - e.g Word

Management of Self and Others

  • Strong team management skills; professional, development of colleagues.
  • Experience in staff recruitment and training.
  • Ability to set and set priorities for themselves and others in the business context.

Ability to lead calmly when under pressure.

Training for the Financial Controller

  • Will actively pursue their own training requirements and Continuing Professional Development and also have the skills to train other Finance staff and budget holders throughout the organisation.

Must attend statutory and mandatory training courses and the stipulated intervals.

General for the Financial Controller

Ability to maintain the confidence of all colleagues and be able to demonstrate high standards of impartiality, confidentiality, objectivity, and professionalism


For further information regarding this Financial Controller role, please speak with Andy at Contact Point Resourcing, or APPLY NOW.

Required skills

  • ACA
  • ACCA
  • CIMA
  • Financial Controller

Application questions

Do you have the REQUIRED experience?
Do you have the REQUIRED qualifications?
Do you have your own transport?

Reference: 34713736

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