Financial Controller Based in St Albans, Hertfordshire, our client is a growing and forward-thinking company seeking a Qualified Accountant to join their successful team as a Financial Controller on a permanent basis. This job would suit a self-reliant individual with the confidence to lead a small team, take responsibility for all aspects of financial accounting and drive the detailed implementation of a new accounting system. This is a well-established and exciting company that is highly regarded within their industry and continually growing year on year. They have an exciting atmosphere with an energetic attitude towards work. This role will requires an initial 25% travel overseas which will significantly reduce after the first year. The successful individual will be an ACA qualified accountant with strong audit, compliance and financial accounting experience. You will have the ability to deal with people at all levels across the business, and to support non-finance people in controlling costs and adopting new processes. You will be a confident, self-starter who has demonstrated the ability to improve processes, solve problems and take initiative. Experience of leading a small team is essential, with an ability to delegate effectively and to develop staff. Duties will include: Lead the UK accounting team and train and support a member of the team to manage the new systems and processes Manage the daily operations of the UK accounting team and ensure that all processes are completed efficiently and accurately Produce monthly management accounts, including liaison with managers to produce detailed overheads forecasts Produce the year end accounts to trial balance level and liaise with our auditors to produce the statutory accounts, ensuring compliance with accounting standards Manage the cash flow forecasting and planning across different currencies and accounts, ensuring interest on cash balances is maximised Manage the monthly payroll, including administration of PAYE and pensions Supervise the production of VAT returns and lead the implementation of new tax regulations Produce routine reports to regulatory and trade bodies Carry out other routine monthly reporting, including payment card exposure and insurance Produce ad hoc reports as required to support other members of the finance team and the wider business Analyse, control and challenge overhead costs Drive the improvement of processes and reports within the accounting team, with a focus on the forecasting and control of overhead costs Work on ad hoc projects with the Head of Financial Accounting, the Head of Finance and the Directors For more information about this role or any other Financial Controller jobs in St Albans, Hertfordshire, please contact me in confidence or visit our website www.mrkassociates.co.uk Every application will receive a response as this is the recognised working practice at MRK Associates. MRK Associates - AGY. Quality, Relevancy and Reliability.