Robert Half

Financial Controller

Recruiter
Location
England, Somerset, Bridgwater
Salary
£45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted
03 Nov 2017
Closes
01 Dec 2017
Ref
060100010164354
Contact
Christopher Muir
Sector
FMCG
Qualification Level
Fully qualified
Professional Membership
CIMA
Seniority Level
Manager
Contract Type
Permanent


Robert Half Finance & Accounting are recruiting a fantastic opportunity for a Financial Controller to join a rapidly expanding Media business based in Central Somerset.

Paying from £45,000 - £60,000 + Benefits including 25 days holiday plus bank holidays and an attractive bonus scheme.

The Role

After a significant period of growth and recent acquisition, my client is looking for a Qualified Accountant with a strong technical accounting background to join their exciting brand and lead and develop the finance function.

Reporting direct to the MD, the successful applicant will use their solid technical grounding to improve financial reporting, controls and processes, while working with the commercial team to embed an upgraded finance system and work toward a more forward thinking finance function.

Managing a lean, but growing finance team, the successful candidate will be the pivotal link between the business and the parent company. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop their career with potential to grow this into a wider, more commercial role with greater responsibility.

This role will line manage the transactional finance team and will involve developing people, systems and processes to produce efficiencies in the day to day running of the business and drive innovation and change to add value to the brand and its customers.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Preparation of month end accounts (P&L and balance sheet), VAT returns, bank and balance sheet reconciliations, accruals and prepayments, and preparation for the audit.
  • Act as the key interface between the business and parent company on all financial matters.
  • Oversee future projects on logistic reviews, IT systems and business improvements as introduced by the MD.
  • Work with the Finance and IT teams and wider business to ensure appropriately controlled processes are in place for audit and regulatory purposes.
  • Commentary, variance analysis, trends and KPI's for the business
  • Assistance with forward forecasts of overhead expenditure by framework
  • Provide segmental analysis by framework of profit and cash generation
  • Ensure all cost and revenues are accurately recorded and all balance sheet accounts are fully reconciled monthly
  • Management of working capital and cash forecasting processes. Take an active part in ensuring cash forecasting accuracy and cash targets are achieved.
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls.
  • Supervise, develop and mentor the transactional finance team installing best practice and injecting an exciting working culture.
  • Responsible for updating reports to external stakeholders.
  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting to UK statutory authorities including HMRC.
  • Be a first point of contact and liaison point for key external parties i.e. Auditors,
  • Oversee all tax and regulatory compliance issues
  • Experience in the use of accounting principles for future UK GAAP development
  • Good financial accounting experience whilst demonstrating value add across the business




Personal Skills & Experience:
  • Qualified ACA, ACCA, CIMA
  • Strong Excel Skill Set
  • Knowledge of Sage but ability to develop with other systems
  • Experience of change environment and implementing best practice
  • Proven experience to manage and motivate teams
  • Demonstrate openness to change, flexibility and adaptability
  • Strong interpersonal, leadership and communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and autonomously


Salary & Benefits

Robert Half Finance & Accounting are recruiting a fantastic opportunity for a Financial Controller to join a rapidly expanding Media business based in Central Somerset.

Paying from £45,000 - £60,000 + Benefits including 25 days holiday plus bank holidays and an attractive bonus scheme.

Robert Half Ltd acts as an employment business for temporary positions and an employment agency for permanent positions. Robert Half is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Suitable candidates with equivalent qualifications and more or less experience can apply. By applying to this position, you acknowledge that you have read and accept the following terms: https://www.roberthalf.co.uk/privacy-statement

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