Financial Controller

This is an excellent opportunity to join a rapidly expanding London-based technology public policy consulting and advisory firm.

Our client works with the world's largest tech companies to ensure they can access international markets for their products and services and comply with ongoing regulation and policy demands in those markets.

They analyse global technology policy trends, identify strategies to mitigate risks and drive opportunities to their clients' advantage using their proven advocacy methods

Reporting into the Finance Director, this role will oversee the financial and management accounting services of the Company in support of its strategic growth and direction and will add value by helping to maximise revenues and profitability across the Company.

Responsibilities will include local finance leadership, monthly reporting, budgeting and forecasting, business planning and scenario analysis, continuous improvement in management information and systems, sales management and supply chain reporting and analysis, product and customer profitability reviews, brand rationalization, commercial and operational partnering to Senior Management and overall financial control of the value chain, all within the framework of statutory and business requirements.

This role will also form a part of the wider Finance function and support and participate in wider initiatives as required.

Key Responsibilities:



* To be an active member of the AP senior management team and contribute to the achievement of both short-term initiatives and long-term business strategy & development


* To provide the Senior Management Team with regular and ad hoc management information in order to monitor, analyse, and review the performance of the business


* To support the Finance Director in projects, initiatives and other matters as required across the business


* To ensure adequate financial management, process/controls and compliance with all legal and tax requirements of all relevant business markets


* To have overall responsibility for the preparation of Company periodic financial reporting, statutory accounts and returns/declarations


* To co-ordinate the budgeting, budgetary control and forecasting process with variance analysis & investigation against the actual monthly results


* To prepare monthly management accounts, business review reports, KPI's and business presentations


* To coordinate the development of business cases/plans, strategic plans and another scenario planning and modelling as required


* To optimise working capital through effective management of debtors, creditors and stock working in association with centralised resources


* To provide business partnering to the wider management team on the financial aspects of all commercial and operational issues as required


* To prepare sales management reporting, product and customer profitability reviews and pricing and marketing support as required


* To prepare financial analysis on potential profitable growth opportunities through international and subsidiary markets


* To review brand development/rationalisation possibilities


* To look towards continuous improvement, value add and decision support in all financial aspects of the business and reporting systems


* To ensure the effectiveness of company-wide cost controls and identify potential for savings and efficiencies


* To lead and manage the development and evolution of the AP finance function


* To liaise with auditors and manage the year end close and production of statutory accounts


* To oversee other commercial matters as required


* To adopt and promote AP competencies, values and beliefs


* This outline is indicative rather than exhaustive and will evolve as required

Skills / Experience / Qualifications

Essential



* CIMA/ACCA fully qualified accountant with at least 3 years proven post qualification experience and a successful track record of working at a senior management team level


* Thoroughly familiar with local UK accounting and tax requirements


* Demonstrable experience of working within SME environments


* Strong analytical skills and the ability to solve complex business problems


* General financial / strategic planning experience and ability to contribute to the business across all levels and functions including Marketing, Sales, Operations, IT & HR


* Business partnering experience at senior management team level


* Experienced in financial planning, forecast modelling and preparation of detailed monthly accounts, budgets and forecasts


* Detailed working knowledge of statutory accounts preparation, balance sheet controls, reconciliations and provisioning methodologies


* Cost control experience of spend budgets


* Excellent knowledge of SAP or equivalent and advanced Excel skills


* Strong interpersonal skills


* Comfortable in situations of ambiguity and imperfect information


* A pro-active, pragmatic and common-sense approach


* Attention to detail and accuracy but also able to see the bigger picture


* Ability to demonstrate use of own initiative


* Must be able to continuously prioritise workloads


* Must display qualities of loyalty, integrity and honesty


* Commercial negotiation skills


* ?Hands-on? leader and coach able to lead by example and experience


* Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Preferred



* Professional Services Experience

Working hours are 40 per week Monday to Friday with additional hours as and when necessary.

Occasional travel overseas may also be required.

Please note, our client is an equal opportunities employer.

Appropriate security checking may be carried out which may include enhanced DBS checks and any related to Financial Services.




  • Start: As soon as possible
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Rate: £50000 - £65000 Per Annum Competitive dependent on
  • Location: London, England
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Consultancy
  • Recruiter: HR Solutions (Consultancy) Limited
  • Contact: Sheena Harris
  • Email: to view click here
  • Reference: HRS-28-2018
  • Posted: 2018-06-01 13:57:28 -

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