Financial Controller

England, West Sussex, Chichester
£44000 - £45000 per annum
16 Jul 2019
13 Aug 2019
Nikola Berry
Contract Type
Level of qualification

The main purpose of this role will be to provide senior-level financial, operational and commercial support to the senior leaders. You will play a crucial role in the finance department by managing day to day activities and providing technically sound financial and management information that will inform operational decisions.

Client Details

Our client is a Manufacturing and Engineering company based in Chichester.


Responsibilities include:

  • Manage the month-end process for Sales, Purchase and Nominal Ledgers
  • Responsible for the company payroll, ensuring this is processed accurately and to the required deadlines and subsequently complete the reporting and administration cycle
  • Manage accounts team with Credit Control and Purchase Ledger clerk functions (5 staff)
  • Ensure all relevant taxes are correctly calculated, accounted for and paid over to the relevant authorities (e.g. VAT, Duty, PAYE, NIC, Class 1A, Corporation Tax)
  • Reconcile inter-company accounts
  • Ensure all journal entries are prepared correctly and posted (i.e. Payroll, Depreciation, Accruals, Prepayments)
  • Review P&L and Balance sheet to ensure accuracy of submitted figures
  • Prepare and submit quarterly VAT Returns
  • Prepare complete P&L forecasts for full year, as well as periodic updates throughout the year
  • manage company bank accounts and report cash flows
  • manage financial accounting, monitoring and reporting systems
  • developing external relationships with appropriate contacts, e.g. external accountant, solicitors, bankers and statutory organisations such as the Inland Revenue
  • producing accurate financial reports to specific deadlines and ad hoc projects
  • keeping abreast of changes in financial regulations and legislation.



You'll need to show evidence of the following:

  • prior experience in a similar level position
  • commercial and business awareness
  • excellent communication and presentation skills
  • an analytical approach to work
  • high numeracy and sound technical skills
  • problem-solving skills and initiative
  • strong attention to detail and an investigative nature
  • good time management skills and the ability to prioritise
  • leadership skills and experience and the ability to work as part of a team and to build strong working relationships
  • the capacity to make quick but rational decisions
  • the potential to lead and motivate others
  • strong systems experiences to include advanced Excel (Sage payroll / Sage 50 / Pegasus Opera).

Degree in accounting, business, economics, finance, or a related field or qualified by experience with several years of experience in a finance role;

understanding of data privacy standards;

solid communication skills, both written and verbal;

deep understanding of business principles and practices;

superior attention to detail; organisational skills; planning skills; research skills; analytical skills; critical thinking skills; problem-solving skills; computer skills; multi-tasking abilities; integrity, honesty

Job Offer

A competitive salary is on offer for the right candidate.

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