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Financial Controller

Hays Accounts and Finance



£75000 - £85000/annum £75,000 - £85,000


Posted: 06/07/2024

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Overall purpose of the job:

Reporting to the Finance Director in regard to all financial and accounting activities. To ensure financial information is available in a timely manner, enabling robust business decision-making. Overseeing the financial department team in day-to-day operations. Ensure finance interface systems are fit for purpose, enabling the accuracy of financial data for reporting and analytical purposes.
Key Responsibilities:

To manage all day-to-day accounting operations such as Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, General Ledger, bank and credit cards transaction posting and reconciliation. To ensure transactions are recorded as per current accounting standards and legislations.
Post prepayments and accrual journals
Post cost reallocation journals by cost centres
To prepare stock reconciliation schedule and post month-end journals
To prepare weekly cash flow forecast to aid and manage cashflow requirements
To ensure business is compliant with statutory requirement of filing CIS return, VAT return by deadlines
Manage the finance team for efficient and timely month end process and controls,
Line Manage the Accounts/Finance team, in respect of recruitment, development and performance management.
To periodically evaluate and review current processes for its efficiencies.
Work with the IT dept to identify and recommend suitable technology solutions to support financial modelling and controls
To build good rapport with team members across all function, to ensure finance department is represented as truly an effective support function to various departments within the business
Document business processes and accounting policies to maintain internal controls.
Ensure that all financial transactions are properly recorded, e-filed, and reported
Examine all financial reports and data closely to check for discrepancies
Create systems to prevent errors in data collection and calculations
Report to the FD with timely and accurate financial information

Good understanding of tax codes and laws
Good analytical skills to effectively analyse financial reports
In-depth knowledge of budgeting and financial forecasting
Solid IT skills, including proficiency in Sage 200, WAP, Syrinx
Skills and Abilities:

A practical understanding of management accounting principles and techniques
Solid knowledge of accounting regulations and best finance practices
Leadership skills
Good Interpersonal skills
Outstanding mathematical skills
Honesty, integrity, reliability
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
High level of attention to detail
Organisational skills
Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
Research skills; analytical skills
Computer skills, understanding of data privacy standards

Bachelor's degree or master's degree in accounting, business, economics, finance, or a related field
Accountancy qualifications from one of the following bodies:
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)

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