Financial Controller

England, Hertfordshire, Hemel Hempstead
£35000 - £50000 per annum
02 Aug 2017
30 Aug 2017
Kay Edle
Contract Type
Level of qualification
Newly qualified, Part qualified, Qualified

The Role

Robert Half Finance & Accounting are currently recruiting for a Financial Controller of a Hemel Hempstead based company. This role will reports to the Managing Director with a functional dotted line to the Regional Controller based in Holland with many processes centralised accounts which are generated via balance sheet management with a small team of two reporting in to this position.


The Financial Controller will be responsible for assisting the company prepare accounts to both IFRS and UK GAAP. The accounts structure is standardised across Europe with cost centers identified centrally. The reporting aspects of the role whilst important are only a small part of the positions responsibility. The aim is for the role to be entirely involved in the local functioning of the company. In particular, recommending process improvements to stock control, quotation preparation, effectiveness of marketing spend, tracking online spend and generally acting as a foil to the UK MD.

The most highly visible part of the role is in the preparation and presentation of the annual operational and financial plan, called PULSE. The presentation, which is led by the MD takes place in mid-October and the sheer volume of the plan requires approx. 6 weeks of preparation by a team comprising the MD, Marketing Coordinator and the Financial Controller.

Key tasks:

  • Produce monthly managements accounts by day 5 of the following month
  • Act as first point of contact with Bank, HMRC and other regulatory bodies
  • Act as first point of contact with the Group Finance department
  • Manage the company's cash position in partnership with Treasury department
  • Prepare annual plan in partnership with MD
  • Generate operational KPI's and dashboards
  • Manage cash collection and bookkeeping entries via two reports, Assistant Accountant and Credit Controller

The Profile

The company currently has a 6 million turnover but is in the in the process of acquiring its sister company. As an intra group transfer the bookkeeping elements of this are simpler than would be the case in arms-length transaction but there will be the requirement to co-ordinate parallel bookkeeping until the sister company is closed.

The Company

The right candidate will be either Part Qualified/ Fully Qualified or even Qualified be Experience. It could also suit a part-qualified Management Account looking to make the first step in a managerial role. The company will provide and support professional training for a candidate seeking professional development whilst in a role. The role offers international exposure to a successful UK accountancy professional who would like to broaden their experience outside the UK. Candidates should have an educational qualification with a financial component and a minimum of 5 years' experience in a UK Ltd company environment

The Benefits

The role of Financial Controller will pay up to £45,000 with company specific benefits.

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.

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