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2019-01-29 14:09:101970-01-01ITSS Recruitment
Job Type Permanent full-time
Location Northampton
Area East Midlands, UK Northampton
Sector Accounting and Finance
Salary £65000 - £90000 per annum
Start Date Immediate
Job Ref AK 11960_1548770950
Job Views 188
Financial Controller

To 90 k


Our client, based in Northampton, is recruiting for a Financial Controller to head the finance team.

Financial Accounting

● To be responsible for the filing of timely and accurate statutory accounts, in conjunction with external accountants
● Ensuring compliance with all financial policies and procedures
● To be responsible for completion and filing of all other statutory filing requirements, including but not limited to VAT returns, EC Sales list and statistical returns
● Set up and maintain an appropriate nominal ledger structure to enable current and future reporting which is both compliant and useful
● Develop and maintain effective and efficient financial controls to ensure accuracy of book-keeping entries
● Leading on the annual audit

Cash Management & Treasury

● Monitoring and forecasting of working capital to ensure that sufficient funds are available to meet ongoing operational and capital investment requirements
● Manage debtors, assessing risks to minimise bad debts
● Pay creditors to optimise cash position whilst maintaining effective supplier relationships
● Assignment of additional funds to treasury accounts

Targets & KPIs:
● Minimum cover of 1 month's trading (including overdraft)
● Maximum cover of 2 month's trading

Operational Accounting

● Ensuring the integrity of the accounting information, producing accruals, prepayments and other journals as appropriate
● Control and reconciliation of all Balance Sheet accounts
● Reconciliation of intercompany trading accounts
● Maintain the list of fixed assets and related depreciation
● Oversee Finance processes including set up of new clients
● Dealing with general client and other queries escalated by Finance team
● Running of monthly payroll, PSA and PAYE reporting and control
● Pensions reporting
● Assisting employees with salaries / wages and PAYE related queries
● Providing cover for other team members

Business Analysis & Management Reporting

● Financial analysis within the business to identify cost saving, new opportunities and advise on strategic direction
● Proactively generating Report on the following, monthly
○ Expense vs Budget report for each department and analysis of variances
○ Adjusted P&L for the business
○ Report on adjustments made and reasons
○ Agreed KPIs for fulfilment centre
■ Productivity
■ Variable Costs ○ Validation of department KPIs
● Provide support and ad hoc reports to management team as requested
● Advice to the business on financial implications of projects and proposed changes
● Business and cost analysis on the business

Management of the Finance team

● Line manager to the Finance team, setting clear objectives and KPIs for the team
● Coaching, development and recruitment of the Finance team
● Payroll reporting, disciplinaries and other related administrative duties
● Sickness, absence and attendance monitoring

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