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Financial Controller Job Description

Job Overview

The Financial Controller leads the company's financial accounting and reporting. Responsible for providing and developing a full system of financial control, reporting, insight and forecasting to the Leadership Team. You will ensure all processes are carried out efficiently, effectively and in line with best practice.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop systems and procedures to ensure the efficient and effective management of the company’s finances
  • Using a financial control framework, including financial accountabilities and authorities to ensure full financial control
  • To develop and control a centralised accounting system to ensure that accounts are effectively managed
  • Act as the main point of contact to external auditors and provide all required information
  • Ensure accounting policies comply with the relevant accounting standards and that group policies are followed
  • Recommend changes that will improve the company’s financial performance and financial controls
  • Draft statutory accounts for the group of companies

Skills / Attributes Required

  • Fully qualified Accountant (CA, ACA, ACCA or CIMA)
  • Previous experience in a similar position, including experience of providing Financial Control across a group of companies
  • Sound and up to date knowledge of UKGAAP and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  • Experience of managing staff within the Accounts department
  • Excellent Excel modelling skills

Typical Salary Range

£50,000 to £65,000