Financial Controller

Hays A&F
England, London, North London
£40000.00 - £53000.00 per annum + Free Parking
10 Jul 2019
17 Jul 2019
Nick Euripides
Contract Type
Level of qualification
Part qualified

Ambitious Part qualified / Qualified Accountant to work for market leading distribution group based in North London .
Job Purpose:
Responsible for the day to day operations efforts and results of a small finance department. Reporting to the Finance Director on all financial and accounting activities. Working with the other directors and senior management team to assist in the day-to-day running of the company, especially on IT related matters in co-ordination with the head of IT. Financial Controller
Job Duties:

  • Oversee all company Financial and Management accounts
  • Create monthly and annual reports to identify KPI's, results, trends, and financial forecasts
  • Coordinate and direct the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts and report variances
  • In charge of month end and year end close processes
  • Manage cash flow by tracking transactions and regularly reviewing internal reports
  • Supervise and manage finance department staff and performance
  • Motivate and lead finance team members by clarifying roles and providing feedback
  • Suggest updates and improvements for accounting systems and procedures
  • Ensure that all financial transactions are properly recorded, filed, and reported
  • Establish and implement financial reporting systems to comply with government regulations and legislation
  • Collaborate with external auditors to support the year-end audit in planning through to completion
  • Review all financial plans and budgets regularly to look for cost reduction opportunities
  • Examine all financial reports and data closely to check for discrepancies
  • Report to the FD with timely and accurate financial information
  • Monitor actual sales to forecast on a daily basis and liaise with Warehouse Manager to ensure monthly Sales Targets are met
  • Prepare and post Monthly Journals
  • Ensure Correct Publisher charges are applied on a monthly/quarterly basis
  • Review Bank Reconciliations on a monthly basis
  • Review Debtors and Creditors on a monthly basis
  • Agree GL Control Accounts on a Monthly Basis
  • Prepare and file Quarterly Vat Returns
  • Run and file online monthly Intrastat reports
  • Prepare Agents Quarterly Commission Reports
  • Complete and file P11ds
  • Ensure the correct insurance cover is in place for the business
  • Maintain Fixed Asset Register
  • Additional controller duties as required

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal Communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast moving HI Tech/ IT dominated environment
  • Holding a good degree from a UK University
  • Studying towards an accredited accountancy qualification such as ACCA.
  • With 1-2 years' experience at least at financial accountant level. Ideally with financial controller experience or showing clear evidence of the ability /capacity to take on an FD role within 12 -18 months
  • Hands on experience with general ledger functions and month-end/year-end close processes
  • Excellent IT skills and experience in using large accounting systems such as SAP or similar.
  • Previous experience within import /wholesale distribution /logistics /supply chain and high volume physical stock management type industries would be an advantage.
  • Ability to effectively monitor results against sales budgets in conjunction with warehouse and operations staff to ensure monthly Sales Targets are met.

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