Financial Controller

6 days left

Location
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Salary
£50-70,000 plus 25% bonus
Posted
08 Jul 2021
Closes
05 Aug 2021
Category
Construction
Experience Levels
Qualified Accountant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Financial Controller required for one of Leeds most high profile, construction businesses who are growing at an exponential rate. With an entrepreneurial board of Directors leading the way, this is a great opportunity for an ambitious and driven individual to join a very successful company. Working within a dynamic team who are rewarded for their work and the success of the company, with a fantastic bonus scheme of up to 25% on top of the competitive salary.

Overview of the role:

  • A key member of the Finance Team, supporting the Group Board and ensuring that within the construction division accurate financial records are maintained, adequate controls are in place, financial transactions are promptly and accurately processed, high quality financial information is provided to the business and that assets are safeguarded
  • Line Manager for the Finance staff within the division
  • Responsible for:
    • Preparation of monthly financial information including management accounts
    • Managing the division’s rolling cash flow forecasts
    • Implementation, monitoring and checking of system and process controls
    • Management of progress on contracts & reconciliations
    • Review and authorisation of four weekly payroll, supplier payments and ad hoc payments
    • Completion of the annual audit, statutory financial statements and tax packs
    • Delivery of ad-hoc financial and business projects

Requirements of the role:

Part of the divisional management team and line manager for the Assistant Accountant and five Finance Assistants

Preparation of accurate and complete management accounts including full balance sheet, cash flow statement and Inter-co balances reconciliation within 10 working days of each month end for review and approval by the Head of Finance for the 2 Construction companies

Prepare & manage division’s rolling 13 week cash flow forecasts

Implementation, monitoring and checking of system and process controls to ensure assets are safeguarded and results accurately reported

Ensure monthly balance sheet & control account reconciliations are completed within 10 working days of the month end including accurate contract accounting

Ensure all bank accounts are reconciled daily, completion of weekly & monthly balance summary

Manage the purchase ledger function ensuring accuracy and completeness, review and authorisation of supplier invoices, review of the aged creditor list and supplier BACS payment batches are processed each month

Review and authorisation of the four-weekly payroll, ensuring that all related payments (PAYE/NI, pension contributions, attachment of earnings) are made by the relevant deadline

Manage the VAT Returns and CIS  monthly submission

Prepare the year-end audit file and tax pack in line with the timetable agreed with the Auditors, Tax Advisers and Head of Finance.  Ensure the audit and draft statutory financial statements and tax packs are completed in line with the agreed timetable.

Present monthly results at the Construction Board Meeting.

Ensure ongoing compliance with all finance orientated legal and fiscal obligations for all divisional companies

Providing additional financial information to the business as needed and completing ad-hoc financial and business projects as agreed with the Head of Finance

Skills required:

  • ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified
  • Experience of Sage 200 preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Experience working within a construction business is a must
  • Ability to communicate confidently with people at all levels
  • Able to prioritise work based on deadlines and importance
  • A proven problem solver - proactive in identifying business/financial issues, recommending solutions and in implementing agreed recommendations

If you are an experienced Finance Manager looking for the next step, or a proven Financial Controller looking for a fresh challenge this is a superb opportunity to join a leading business.

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