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Financial Controller

Fawkes && Reece London

Brentwood

Permanent

£75 - £80/annum

CM158FH

Posted: 23/11/2022

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Financial Controller

My client is at the forefront of the UK's construction industry. We operate companies in construction, property and interiors.

We have developed a strong profile and reputation in key market sectors such as commercial offices, mixed use, retail, student accommodation, logistics, hotels and leisure. Our workload has been generated by maintaining and developing relationships with both existing and new customers.

Through continued dedication towards the development of our people, coupled with our 'can do' culture, we remain fully committed to providing our customers with an exceptional level of service and delivery. In doing so, we consistently exceed expectations.

Role: Financial Controller

Key Responsibilities:

Management and development of the current management accounts team, including the monthly and annual close processes with a constant view to improve accuracy, processes and timeliness.

Work closely with the Corporate Finance Manager and Management Accountant in the preparation of the monthly divisional and holding company trial balances, associated analysis and balance sheet reconciliations.

Assist the Finance Director with the monthly consolidation and associated internal and external reporting.

Ownership of the monthly contract reporting process including challenging the accuracy of data both received from the regional teams and the consolidated output produced.

Working alongside the Finance Director deliver the annual audit of the group to time and with no material issues.

Work with Finance Director to increase the accuracy of the short- and long-term cash and work to introduce balance sheet forecasting.

Working closely with the management accountant to deliver the regional and departmental overhead reports and oversea the budgeting process whilst ensuring adherence to timetable and instilling a culture of continual improvement.

Working with the corporate finance manager to ensure our VAT, CIS and Corporation Tax returns are accurate and filed on time.

Take ownership, along with the Payroll Manager of the annual P11d and PSA returns

Become a 'super user' of our new ERP system IFS, including maintenance of the chart of accounts so that it is fit for purpose and to drive system improvements where possible.

Working with the Finance Director to implement and maintain all processes and controls for the finance function and to further develop the finance team.

With the Finance Director, lead projects to drive efficiencies and compliance with the department.

Build relationships with the stakeholders of the finance function and the wider business.

Deputise for the Finance Director as and when required.

Ad hoc project work as directed by the Finance Director/CFO.

Candidate will need to show:

Qualified (ACA/ACCA/CIMA), ideally first time passes and with post qualification experience in a similar role.

Experience of working within the construction sector or audit/practice desirable.

Experience of working in a deadline driven environment and managing timetables.

Experience of managing external stakeholders such as Banks, Auditors and Tax partners.

Self-motivated with high attention to detail

Hands on, prepared to roll up their sleeves and get stuck in when needed. A real can-do attitude is needed

Strong system skills, particularly excel and IFS being advantageous

Organised with the ability to prioritise effectively.

Ability to communicate effectively with key stakeholders across the business

This role will provide an exceptional opportunity to play a key part in the future success and development of the finance department within the\ company

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