Financial Controller

Harcourt Matthews Ltd
Stratford, East London
£60,000 per annum
17 Feb 2019
21 Feb 2019
This fast-growing SME supports a broad blue-chip client portfolio, including owner managed enterprises and large household brand names. Ambitious plans targeting significant growth and the development of several new market channels have resulted in the need for a hands-on, qualified ACCA or ACA accountant to act as the Financial Controller. With a remit to deliver core financial controls, improve processes, systems and procedures and deliver on-going financial & management accounts & reports as well as commercial & channel & market analysis to aid decision making, you will be a key figure in SMT, acting as the "eyes & ears" for the senior management team. Responsible for the management of a small finance team, the role will deliver the following:

•Orchestrating the delivery of monthly period close of financial & management accounts including review of Profit & Loss & balance sheet
•Deliver monthly management reports, commercial analysis & commentary on sales, purchases, working capital, debt collection, cash & stock etc
•Maximising daily cash flow & working capital, delivering more insightful cashflow forecasting & reporting
•Revamp all management reporting & analysis, streamlining & automating this process, improving systems modules focused on different aspects of business materials, inventory & stock, AP & AR etc
•Driving financial leadership throughout the organisation, working closely with sales, marketing, ecommerce, warehouse, logistics & customer support etc
•Liaise with Admin team to aid in driving systems automation & enhancements across all admin areas, billings, purchasing, inventory, customer service, sales etc
•Develop analysis & commentary service MI Board pack for the FD (writing the Board pack); oversee Credit Control, establishing greater working capital retrieval, debt collection & improve weekly KPI reporting
•Supporting the delivery of audited accounts, liaising with the auditors
•Review of existing financial processes & continue implementation of robust systems; ensuring the operation of strong financial controls to minimise risk
•Collating of financial data for VAT & corporation tax returns
•Acting as a key finance contact for stakeholders & external auditors

As a commercially focused ACA or ACCA qualified accountant, having trained in public practice with strong technical accounting skills, staff leadership experience and commercial nous gained within a high-growth SME environment, you will demonstrate evidence of supporting senior stakeholders and directors, driving financial control, implementing accounting processes and automating systems. This highly visible role offers a genuine opportunity to add value and impact on the growth of a fast expanding organisation.

Harcourt Matthews is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Our divisions also include HR - Human Resources & Personnel; Project Management & PMO; IT - Information Technology; Pfi/PPP & FM; Procurement & Purchasing; Sales & Marketing; Accounting & Finance.