Financial Controller - Finance Director Designate

England, Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent
£65000 - £80000 per annum
05 Jun 2024
12 Jun 2024
LEH/ 17772
Lucy Harvey
Contract Type
Full Time
On an exclusive basis, greenwellgleeson are recruiting for a Financial Controller - Finance Director Designate (within 12 months) position based in Stoke on Trent.

Working as part of a privately owned, growing SME Business, duties of the role will include:

Oversee the preparation of the company's financial accounts: Ensure that financial accounts are prepared accurately and presented to the board monthly, providing valuable insights into the company's financial performance.

Collaborate with the management team: Work closely with the management team to establish more effective processes and controls,

Provide meaningful and accurate data reporting: Deliver weekly reports to management, offering valuable insights and analysis to support decision-making and drive business performance.

Oversee all tax, regulatory, and compliance issues: Ensure compliance with tax laws, regulations, and reporting requirements, mitigating risks and maintaining the company's financial integrity.

Provide support to external accountants: Collaborate with external accountants, providing them with necessary documentation and support to facilitate audits and ensure compliance with auditing standards.

Prepare and submit Quarterly VAT Returns: Manage VAT processes, including preparing and submitting quarterly VAT returns, handling foreign VAT, and managing import documentation.

Prepare Cash Forecast and Present Weekly: Develop and present a 12-week cash forecast, providing visibility into cash flow projections and facilitating effective financial planning.

Update Daily Reports of Cash Collection and Supplier Payments: Monitor and update daily reports of cash collection and supplier payments, ensuring accurate and timely financial data.

Update Board monthly of Forecast against budget: Provide monthly updates to the board on forecasted financial performance compared to budget, highlighting variances and addressing any discrepancies.

Skills, Requirements, Qualifications

Driven and Ambitious: You should be motivated to take the next step in your career and eager to contribute to our company's success.

Qualified: A relevant accounting qualification is essential, demonstrating your expertise and readiness for this role.

Deep-rooted Knowledge of Accounting: You must have a thorough understanding of accounting principles and practices, allowing you to effectively manage our financial operations.

Business Acumen: Years of experience, promotions, and tenacity have equipped you with valuable business acumen, enabling you to make strategic decisions and drive our company forward.

Strategic Thinking: You should possess the ability to think strategically and contribute to the company's overall goals, aligning financial strategies with business objectives.

Leadership and Team Skills: Demonstrated leadership abilities and the capacity to lead teams and delegate work effectively are crucial for this role.

Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills: Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities will enable you to analyze financial data, identify trends, and make informed decisions to drive business performance.

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