Assistant Financial Controller, St Albans

We are currently recruiting for a rapidly growing multi site operation (£5bn turnover) in St Albans. They have undergone a period of rapid growth and business acquisition and need a full time Assistant Financial Controller.

Reporting to the Financial Controller, your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Manage key balance sheet accounts and be responsible for all financial accounting entries and operational queries relating to those areas.
  • Manage P&L accounts and variances between results and budget
  • Support month-end and year-end close process
  • Ensure quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting
  • In control of managing the intercompany matrix and supporting towards reducing the group structure
  • Key contact with auditors managing at interim and final audit
  • Support development of best practice and process improvement
  • Updating policies and procedures in line with legislation
  • Support with work around business combinations and disposals

Knowledge and Skills required:

  • Degree Educated
  • Professional accoounting qualification
  • Minimum 3 years post qualified experience in a commercial role
  • Experience of preparing management accounts
  • Experience of month end reporting and managing deadlines
  • Effective communication skill; verbal, electronic and written
  • Highly computer literate with excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Office
  • Excellent organisational skill with the ability to prioritise tasks and to meet deadlines
  • Ability to achieve targets whilst maintaining accuracy
  • Ability to develop positive working relationships with colleagues and external contacts
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent numeracy skills
  • Rational decision making
  • Strategic thinking and commercially aware
  • Responsible for accounting for an independent business unit
  • A flexible approach to achieving team priorities.

 

 

Location: St Albans (some occasional business travel)

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