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Financial Controller

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    Accountancy Recruitment

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    £40000 - £50000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Annette Rowland

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    01284 765700

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    over 1 year ago

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Financial Controller
Outskirts of Thetford
£40,000 - £50,000

My client, a currently small but high profile, high growth company based on the outskirts of Thetford is seeking a Qualified Accountant to join their team during this exciting growth period.

Reporting into the Managing Director, you will be responsible for the Company's day to day financial, insurance, payroll and accounting function, ensuring compliance with accounting and regulatory standards as well as the production of accurate management information and the preparation of financial projections including basic financial modelling.

You will be required to develop the financial systems and controls to meet the needs of the business and provide support and guidance to various members of the team in their commercial negotiations, as and when required.

This will be a hands on role although as the company develops it is envisaged that some line management responsibility will be required in the future.

Specifically you will be responsible for:

Sales Ledger invoicing
Purchase Ledger payments
All aspects of Credit control
Overseeing and/or undertaking monthly Payroll including the provision of all necessary information for payroll purposes e.g. P45/P46, Overtime, Shift Allowances, Sick Pay, Holidays etc.
Management of day to day working capital and cash flow, including supplier payments and monthly bank reconciliation
Undertaking and submitting quarterly VAT returns and Corporation tax
Preparation of a monthly Board Pack including monthly management information, comparison to budgets and historics, cashflow analysis and projections, with appropriate commentary
Preparation of annual budgets/cash flows
Providing financial oversight and cashflow management of the new build program
Assisting in the monitoring and maintaining adequate and relevant insurance policies
Providing financial advice/prepare ad hoc reports for the Plant Managers, Company Sales and Contract Management teams
Ensuring the Company's financial records are retained in compliance with regulatory requirements
Providing an excellent support service to the business, ensuring finance related issues and enquiries are dealt with in a timely and appropriate manner
Developing appropriate systems and internal controls and ensuring these are monitored and maintained to meet the current and ongoing needs of the business
Liaising with external advisors on the preparation of statutory financial information Corporation Tax returns
Liaising with the Company Bankers, Asset Funders and Insurance Brokers
Maintaining the Company asset register
Liaising with the Managing Director on a regular basis to keep him appraised of current issues, service levels, future opportunities and projects
Ensuring that all Company Health & Safety and HR policies and procedures appropriate to the job holder are complied with.
Proactively and positively contributing to senior management meetings and related activities, e.g. training and team-building events
Assisting in the setting and delivering of certain budgets with a proactive approach to ensuring the company is receiving best value' from its various suppliers
Developing good working relationships with external stakeholders and suppliers in a professional manner to ensure the best interests and reputation of the company are preserved and enhanced
Carrying out any other duties, such as ad hoc projects, as requested by either the Managing Director or the Board of Directors within the skills and knowledge of the jobholder.

To be successful in your application you will be a fully Qualified Accountant (ACCA, ACA, CIMA or equivalent) and at least 2 years PQE. You will have proficient IT skills with comprehensive understanding of accounting software and Excel. You will have excellent attention to detail along with strong communication skills. You will have credible and robust decision-making skills and a flexible approach to work.

You will possess experience of professional relationship building, interpersonal and influencing skills along with a willingness to be innovative, working under your own initiative with strong organisational skills. You will also have demonstrable experience of developing and changing systems whilst maintaining compliance.

Ideally you will have knowledge of Capital Allowances/UK Tax matters as well as an understanding of Company Secretarial matters.

Hours for the role will be 9am 5.30pm Monday to Friday but due to the nature of the role there will be some flexibility required along with some national travel (circa 3-4 times per month) and additional hours according to business needs. Due to the national travel you will need your own transport.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a company with strong growth plans and to develop your career as the company grows.

If you are interested in this role and have the relevant experience, please apply today!