Financial Controller- FTC

St Albans
£70000 - £75000 per annum, Benefits: Bonus and benefits
25 Jun 2021
23 Jul 2021
Aidan Murray
Experience Levels
Contract Type
Full Time
Financial Controller – FTC

£70,000 - £75,000 + Bonus & benefits


Aila is excited to be partnered with the UK’s leading operator within its field and a large multi-site business in the recruitment of an ACA Qualified Financial Controller on a fixed term basis, covering Maternity leave for the next 15 months.


Our client has an impressive brand reputation with unrivalled growth achievements within its area of specialty and they’re a great business to work for. They operate through over 900 sites and have recently been recognised in the Sunday Times Top Track 100.


The Financial Controller role is responsible for assisting with the co-ordination and management of the Treasury function and for various month end accounting tasks and activities. Additionally, this role manages a Financial Analyst and works closely with other members of the Financial Control team.


Reporting to the Director, Group Financial Control, you will be required to effectively communicate and co-ordinate with senior management, and all other head office departments and personnel.


Not only are they a fast-paced, creative and stable business to work for, they are continuously developing their offering and are focusing heavily on becoming a more sustainable business for the future.  


We are looking for an ACA qualified Controller with at least 5 years PQE, who is comfortable in working for a large corporate business and exposure to a complex and fast-paced environment. You will need to have a good understanding of treasury processes, month end reporting and experience in submitting large quarterly group VAT returns.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Manage the daily cash reporting and forecasting process
  • Lead 3x weekly calls with executive team summarising cash position and other notable events
  • Support month-end and year-end close process, being responsible for a number of balance sheet and P&L accounts, and reviewing those that the Financial Analyst is responsible for
  • Manage the Quarterly VAT reporting process, supervising the Assistant Financial Controller in this area
  • Manage the Monthly and quarterly bank reporting and covenant testing, supervising the Management Accountant in this area
  • Work with lender agencies and Financial Analyst to ensure quarterly interest payments are calculated correctly, regarding each lender and their WHT status
  • Ensure all financing payments are made on a timely basis, including quarterly interest payments, WHT, ad-hoc payments in respect of SBLC, RCF, etc.
  • Act as an authoriser on banking platforms
  • Ensure quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting
  • Ensure maintenance of effective electronic and hardcopy filing systems
  • Support development of best practice
  • Update policies and procedures in line with legislation
  • Perform other ad hoc duties as required (for accounts and other departments)


Aila is a specialist finance recruitment business that was established with a modern vision of what a recruitment partner should be. With a genuine goal to provide the best jobs to the best people, we operate as an extended arm of our client’s business and a career coach for our candidates ongoing development.



Apply now for more information on this role. If you’re looking to make a move but this role is different to what you’re looking for, get in contact with us today and start a partnership with a finance agency that puts you first.