Financial Controller

Robert Walters
£60,000 per annum
14 Apr 2018
13 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Robert Walters: Financial Controller - Birmingham

I am recruiting an exciting opportunity for a Financial Controller based in Birmingham on a permanent basis and wanted to request assistance in securing an exceptional candidate. The ideal candidate will come from an organisation within one of the following sectors, Utilities, Construction, Facilities, An Organisation That Outsources a Service, Fast Moving Private Sector Company or FMCG.

Please note: Please note that ACA, CIMA or ACCA qualification is essential for this role, as well as Operational experience of handling commercial stakeholder engagement and tender negotiations

The salary for this role is: between £60,000 and £83,000 per annum plus package

Requirements of the Financial Controller:

  • Work with the Divisional Finance team to ensure the financial accounting, reporting and control activities are carried out efficiently, effectively and in line with best practice, to ensure compliance with company financial and corporate policy and procedures
  • Ensure full compliance for financial processes and policies, accounting timetable to ensure all reporting deadline are met and relevant tax regulations
  • Ownership of financial reporting including production of monthly accounts pack
  • Lead the budgeting and forecasting process within the division
  • Drive improvements in working capital through, collection of debt within terms and review of payment terms
  • Production of forecasts on a rolling basis
  • Development and review of systems and systems training
  • Hold responsibility for credit control and FP&A teams within the division, providing support and guidance in day to day activities
  • Planning, organising and executing plans, organises and schedules activities and resources, monitoring the execution against timescales and plans
  • Commercial/ Financial Awareness, understands and applies commercial and financial principals, viewing issues in terms of costs, profits and returns, budget control, markets and added value
  • Risk Management - effectively manages risks and ensures that the interests of the business, others and self are protected

Financial Controller Skills & Qualifications:

  • Must be a qualified accountant: ACA, ACCA, CIMA, ICAS
  • Auditing experience
  • Must have experience in a similar role
  • Strong technical accounting skills
  • Strong excel skills, to macro level
  • Ability to communicate and build relationships at all levels, both internally and externally
  • Highly numeric/strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strategically Aware
  • Ability to drive and embrace changeDesirable Qualities of the Financial Controller:
  • UK and European VAT accounting and tax experience

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