Financial Controller

England, London, City of London
£65000 - £70000 per annum
18 Oct 2016
25 Oct 2016
Freddie Wrighton
Experience Levels
Qualified Accountant
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Supervising the preparation of UK monthly management accounts as well as the completion of variance analysis and commentary highlighting areas of concerns, adverse trends or issues that may impact the business
  • Reviewing of UK monthly management accounts with Head of Financial Control and providing further explanations and analysis to issues raised during the review process
  • Ensuring the balance sheet is reconciled and controlled effectively through monthly review of balance sheet reconciliations
  • Supporting Accounting Manager in leading and developing INTL Accounting team responsible for the following areas:
    • Revenue, COGS and distribution costs
    • Marketing, Press & Creative
    • Overhead expenses including occupancy and IT
    • Fixed assets register
    • Administration & Payroll
  • Providing guidance and training to all team members
  • Working closely with other finance teams (financial planning and analysis, group shared services and regional accounting teams) on providing the consistent and comprehensive information to the wider business
  • Assisting accounts payable team in accounting queries and providing guidance and support in setting up priorities for the team
  • Developing key relationships with Internal Controls, Legal Department, Inventory Controls and Operations as well as other Head Office Departments
  • Taking a proactive approach to reporting, system and process improvements to enhance effectiveness and efficiency in global finance function
  • Supporting system accounting team on integration and reconciliation of accounting systems to the data source; ensuring accuracy and completeness of data provided in various accounting systems: SUN, IPOS, Webexpenses
  • Assisting in set up and implementation of new projects
  • Managing monthly submission to parent company
  • Actively working on merger related tasks
  • Liaising with the external auditors and management of the audit process to agreed standards and time lines
  • Supporting Head of Financial Control in variety of ad-hoc projects
  • General financial administration, e.g. bank transfers authorising; store credits, stock gifting and promo gift vouchers approving; final journal postings approving; checking and deactivating gift vouchers in Admin Tool