Financial Controller-Heathrow- £75,000-£85,000

Recruiter
Orka Financial
Location
Heathrow, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
21 Apr 2019
Closes
24 Apr 2019
Ref
1114784316
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full-time
Level of qualification
Not qualified, Part qualified
Orka Financial is working with a rapidly growing facilities management business based in Heathrow who are looking to appoint a Financial Controller to lead the finance team whilst improving processes throughout the department. The business has enjoyed a sustained period of growth both through M&A activity as well as organic growth this role will play a key part in the continued success of the business. Managing all aspects of finance, accounting and payroll functions for the UK business. Driving transformational change with back office systems as we move forward from four disparate systems on to an Oracle Fusion platform which is currently being rolled out across the wider group. Co-ordinating and directing the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts and report variances. Key

Responsibilities:

• The preparation of regular financial statements weekly/monthly/annual and other related management information.
• Liaising with external Auditors and Tax advisors to ensure, accurate and timely delivery of Draft Audited financial statements and Corporate Tax returns.
• The preparation of the information that flows through to the Corporate team based in the US for accounting, tax filings and other ad hoc requests.
• Maintenance of the system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of internal controls that are SOX compliant and designed to mitigate risk.
• The accuracy of the company's reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles or international financial reporting standards.
• The cashflow forecasting and treasury management. Management:
• Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures.
• Manage outsourced functions.
• Oversee all operational aspects of the finance department, ensuring alignment organisational goals and objectives.
• Oversee the accounting operations of subsidiary corporations, especially their control systems, transaction-processing operations, and policies and procedures. Strategy:
• Assist the Finance Director and Managing Director to formulate strategy for the finance functions going forward.
• Develop key performance indicators and identify improvement areas and plans and implement systems to boost company effectiveness, demonstrating commercial focus.
• Assist shape the finance function in order to deliver a best in class support function for the UK business including overseas locations under UK remit. Leadership:
• Provide professional leadership to employees at all levels throughout the company.
• Ensure in conjunction with the Head of HR, that all members of the finance team have credible and challenging Personal Development Plans and to oversee their delivery.
• Maintain an evidence based culture, which is people centric, commands the confidence of customers, and promotes multi-disciplinary and cross organisational working.
• Contribute to the company's Talent Management objectives, supporting staff with identified potential to realise and achieve their full potential within the company.
• Manage and develop motivated, committed and well-trained teams. Establishing (in conjunction with other executive management), and then monitoring clear performance targets, both quantitative and qualitative, for the finance Management Team, informed by those activities, which will significantly improve the performance. To monitor delivery of these targets and to take steps to address any inadequacy.
• To set a positive and highly professional example to the whole team by appropriate actions and a demonstrable high level of commitment. Reporting:
• Issue timely and complete financial statements and Co-ordinate the preparation of the corporate annual report.
• Recommend benchmarks against which to measure the performance of company operations.
• Calculate and issue financial and operating metrics.
• Manage the production of the annual budget and forecasts.
• Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to management. Provide for a system of management cost reports.
• Provide input for financial analysis as needed, in particular for capital investments, pricing decisions, and contract negotiations. Transactions:
• Ensure that accounts payable are paid in a timely manner and that all reasonable discounts are taken on accounts payable.
• Ensure that accounts receivable are collected promptly.
• Process payroll in a timely manner.
• Ensure that periodic bank reconciliations are completed.
• Ensure that required debt payments are made on a timely basis.
• Maintain the chart of accounts.
• Maintain an orderly accounting filing system.
• Maintain a system of controls over accounting transactions A salary of £75,000-£85,000 is on offer plus bonus

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