Our client is a leading services company with an integrated service offering. They have an opening for an Assistant Financial Controller to join the team in a fast-paced role that will offer variety and the opportunity for development.
You will be responsible for external financial reporting requirements, ensuring timely and accurate reporting of financial statements whilst supporting the general accounting requirements of an extended finance function. You will work in close collaboration with multiple finance stakeholders with wide exposure to the UK management structure and global finance function.
Main duties and responsibilities
Coordinating and preparing year-end financial statements.
Coordinating and assisting tax with preparation of year-end tax accounting schedules for annual tax computation.
Ensuring integrity of the balance sheet with quarterly risk reviews and variance reporting.
Support to UK Financial Controller for analysis and monthly allocation of costs, including forecast and budget processes.
Working with treasury and tax to ensure intercompany receipts are executed timely with minimal withholding tax.
Preparing financial analysis.
General accounting oversight including but not limited to; banking and payment approvals, cashflow preparation, national statistics and HMRC enquires.
Reviewing, reporting and analysing key P&L related activities.
Assisting with key project related activities as and when they arise.
– Develop and implement financial policies, procedures, and controls – Prepare financial statements, reports, and budgets – Monitor cash flow, accounts payable, and accounts receivable – Manage the month-end and year-end closing processes – Conduct financial analysis and provide recommendations for improvement – Ensure compliance with tax regulations and reporting requirements – Collaborate with internal teams to streamline financial processes – Oversee the preparation of payroll and ensure accurate recordkeeping – Manage relationships with external auditors and financial institutions
Skills: – Proficient in accounting software such as QuickBooks, Xero, Sage, etc. – Strong knowledge of financial management principles and practices – Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills – Attention to detail and accuracy in financial reporting – Ability to effectively communicate complex financial information to non-financial stakeholders – Strong organizational and time management skills
This job would/could suit a person wishing to switch from private practice to industry.
Applicants should be able to drive