Financial Controller

  • Location:

    London, England

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  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £60000 - £65000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Elizabeth Price

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    9 months

  • Expiry date:


  • Start date:


  • Consultant:

    Lizzie Price

I'm currently recruiting for Financial Controller to join a advertising business in London.

The Financial Controller will be responsible for the financial/management accounting and involve managing a team of 4 ( 1 direct report and 3 indirect)

They will be responsible for the P&L and balance sheet reporting including the integrity of accounts and management of finance operations (billing, credit control and accounts payable). This role will support the Finance Director in the implementation of projects in line with finance and business strategy. They will be supported in the performance of their tasks by other members of the finance team and accountable for their team's performance.

Key Accountabilities:

The Financial Controller will be required to perform the following tasks:

* General Accounting, including Balance Sheet

o Responsibility to work with the Finance Manager to ensure consistent, accurate and timely reporting
o Review and finalise monthly management accounting for revenue, costs and expenses, accruals and prepayments, within tight deadlines
o Review and approve reporting on changes to revenue, costs and expenses, and balance sheet lines, Month-on-month, Year to date and against Forecast
o Review and approve balance sheet account reconciliations for high risk or subjective accounts to ensure all risk items are identified and actively managed
o Review and approve balance sheet account reconciliations prepared by the Finance Manager to ensure risks and open items are being resolved
o Prepare, or approve, journals for input by the Finance Manager or Assistant Accountant
o Provide guidance to the rest of the finance team on reporting and accounting
o Prepare Balance sheet forecasting and assist working capital and cash management to
maximise cashflow

* Forecasting
o Ownership of all cost forecasting including salaries and overheads
o Working capital forecasting
o Review revenue forecast provided by Commercial Accounting and then ensure overall
forecast is updated and then provided to Central UK

* Revenue Accounting
o Review revenue prepared by commercial accounting team to ensure compliant with
revenue recognition policies
o Ensure accurate accrued and deferred income numbers are reported each month and
that any unvoiced amounts are regularly followed up

* Internal & External audit
o Deliver improvements highlighted by internal or external audit teams
o Assist external auditors in conducting the annual financial audits
* Credit Management/Debt collection
o Review unbilled amounts each month to follow-up with Billers
o Review management of receivables and payables ledgers by to assess the need for

* Projects
o Assist the Finance Director with any projects

* Tax accounting and compliance
o Review VAT return calculations, and Corporation Tax packs, prepared by the Finance
Manager, and submit to the Central Team

* Financial/External reporting
o Review and prepare external statutory accounts for legal entities in scope
o Finalise and submit Financial Statements to local regulatory bodies

They are looking for someone who is around 3 years PQE who has experience in a hands on role previously and managed a small team.


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