Job title: Financial Controller
Benefits: Life insurance, pension and other benefits
Our client is a business consultancy that provides ambitious companies with strategic and operational finance, HR and payroll expertise. They work with some of the fastest growing and most successful technology businesses in the UK and internationally. They are trusted advisors to entrepreneurs and investors.
About the role
The Financial Controller's core role is to take overall responsibility for the day to day running of clients' accounts function and to be the principal client contact on any financial issue. The successful candidate will spend time on site at client premises, both in Cambridge and across a wider geographical area, and will be able to work from a home based office. Responsibilities include
Client account management
*Manage client relationship, including time on site.
*Proactive problem identification and solutions delivery.
*Maintain and improve customer satisfaction levels.
*Keep client informed of issues and risks affecting their account.
*Help define service levels and monitor performance against these.
*Provide sound pragmatic, commercial and professional business advice and support.
*Understand the commercial side of accounting - understand key business drivers and risk as well as client priorities. Evaluate commercial impact of activities.
*Identify and discuss with the client any opportunities for other company services.
Management of team
*The Financial Controller is responsible for managing delivery from a virtual team to ensure a high quality, timely and accurate service.
*Manage and input to the development of the team, inputting to performance reviews, objectives setting and managing development as required. *Help team members to balance multiple client requirements.
Monthly reporting packs
*Ensure management packs reflect commercial insights, are accurate and professionally presented.
*Prepare budget and determination of budget assumptions.
*Prepare informative profit and cash-flow forecasts.
*Review client deliverable, including VAT submissions and balance sheet validation.
*Liaise with payroll (if the company operates) to ensure accuracy and help resolve queries.
*Maintain positive relationship with bank manager.
Year-end file preparation and monthly variation of balance sheet.
*Own end to end statutory accounts process.
*Own any audit and manage issues and process.
*Manage tax (external or internally provided advice).
Other responsibilities could include:
*Supporting Corporate Finance projects such as due diligence and acquisitions.
Skills and Qualifications required:
*Fully qualified in ICAEW, CIMA or ACCA.
*Extensive experience as a Financial Controller.
*Practice or technology industry background is an advantage.
*You will be a confident and outgoing personality with excellent communication skills and a naturally collaborative style.
*Confident with various finance systems
*Highly numerate and analytical.
*Able to travel to client sites as required.
What the company will offer:
*Various other benefits (see their website)
To apply for the position of Financial Controller please click on apply and upload your CV.