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Financial Controller

Purpose of the role:

Support the CFO and take day to day responsibility for the accounts department.


Job Content & Execution


  • Day to day management of the finance function including overseeing the accounts team.
  • Overseeing preparation of monthly Management Accounts including detailed analysis and commentary for the CFO.
  • Prepare/oversee the month end P & L, Balance Sheet and Cashflow reconciliations and analysis including suite of key KPIs with CFO.
  • Preparation of monthly bank reconciliations.
  • Provide full support to CFO for budgeting and forecast process.
  • Cashflow Forecasting and day to day cash management.
  • Production of year end Statutory Accounts including support for external auditors alongside CFO.
  • Preparation of quarterly VAT returns and annual CT returns
  • Focus on process and systems improvement, optimising existing systems in addition to helping CFO select/implement suitable systems and software.
  • Assist and collaborate with CFO on projects.


Behavioural Competencies:

  • Demonstratable leadership skills are all essential to the role.
  • Cross-functional working
  • Excellent communicator
  • The capability to successfully manage and support an account team.
  • The capability to support the CFO.


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Parameters for Success

  • Working capital
  • Operating cash flow
  • Debtor Days
  • Creditor Days
  • Deadline Dates met.
  • Peer to peer feedback on service to other departments.

Direct supervisor

  • CFO

Direct reports

  • Accounts Team

Functional reports

  • All Employees

Internal Stakeholders:

  • All Employees


External Stakeholders:

  • Customers
  • Suppliers
  • Investors
  • Banks
  • Auditors
  • HMRC
  • Government bodies
  • Commercial and business awareness
  • An enquiring mind
  • Problem solving
  • Prioritisation
  • People skills
  • IT skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Positive work ethic
  • Resilient and confident

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