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FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

Location
London
Salary
£65,000 to £75,000
Job Type
Permanent
Posted
7 Sep 2022

My client is a B2B tour operator who manage arrangements for clients in European destinations. These services include hotels, restaurants, guides and any other services that clients may require while on holiday.

They are a multi award-winning company and have won the Queens Enterprise Award twice.

Core responsibilities:

Accounting and reporting

  • Ensuring accuracy and reliability of the Company's accounting systems; that all financial transactions are properly recorded, filed, and reported; and that balance sheet accounts are properly reconciled
  • Preparing accurate and timely monthly management accounts
  • Creating monthly and annual reports to identify results, trends, and financial forecasts
  • Ensuring accuracy of the payroll system and ensuring timely payments to employees, government agencies, pension scheme, etc
  • Complying with all statutory reporting requirements including VAT, Intrastat etc
  • Reporting to the Finance Director with timely and accurate financial information
  • Assisting the Finance Director in presenting reports to directors, senior managers and other stakeholders
  • Helping to design and set up a weekly KPI reporting pack

Financial controls

  • Developing budgets and financial plans for the company supported by data
  • Reviewing business costs and processes regularly to look for cost reduction opportunities
  • Reviewing the adequacy and accuracy of the Company's business control systems
  • Being closely involved in the specification, implementation and management of new systems
  • Checking operational reports and data to check for errors and inconsistencies
  • Managing cash flow by tracking debtors and creditors, and regularly reviewing data
  • Liaising with the bank or other agencies in foreign currency dealings, under the direction of the Finance Director
  • Producing reports to comply with government regulations and legal requirements
  • Coordinating with auditors to ensure that they are fully informed and that audits meet all relevant accounting standards

Business Analysis

  • Supporting the Sales & Marketing department by producing sales reports, cost-analysis reports and other analysis and by assisting in the control of departmental budgets
  • Supporting the Operations department by producing direct- and indirect cost-analysis reports and such other information as requested by the Head of the department
  • Supporting business managers by producing business cases for capital expenditure proposals
  • Tracking and preparing cost analysis for R&D tax credits on new developments
  • Preparing ad hoc business analyses

Team management

  • Supervising, managing and developing finance team members
  • Motivating and leading finance team members by clarifying requirements, offering support and encouragement, and providing helpful feedback

Skills and Qualifications

  • Qualified accountant (CIMA, ACA, ACMA, ACCA)
  • Some management experience required
  • Desirable experience - travel industry experience, SME experience, knowledge of process improvement,implementing new systems

Other skills and characteristics

  • Good knowledge of Excel including writing and understanding formulae and Excel macros
  • Analytical, logical, strong attention to detail
  • Collaborative and supportive, able to relate comfortably to colleagues of different seniority and backgrounds across the Company
  • Energetic, enthusiastic and capable of working in a team environment
  • Able to work on own initiative with minimal supervision
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Good presentation skills
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Details

  • Job Reference: 706201237-2
  • Date Posted: 7 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Financial Staffing Solutions
    Financial Staffing Solutions
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £65,000 to £75,000
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Permanent