Financial Controller

Location: London, England
Contract Type: Permanent
Specialisation: Finance & Accounting
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
REF: BBBH230449_1550741066


Job Title: Financial Controller
Location: London
Up to £75,000 + benefits


A well established and highly respected professional services firm is currently looking for an experienced Finance Controller to head up their Finance team. You will be supporting internal senior stakeholders through providing financial reports and supporting with the development of financial strategies for both short and long term business growth.

Responsibilities:-

  • Manage the overall internal finance operation such as transaction reporting, performance reporting and invoicing;
    • Supervise daily activities of a team of three members of staff
    • Approve banking and payment / receipt transfers
    • Approve transaction postings and reconciliation reports, reporting to the group's National Finance Office on a monthly basis
    • Ensure invoices are raised within agreed client parameters
    • Ensure debtor days meet internal KPIs
  • Track the business' financial status and performance to identify areas of growth and improvement; assist with research, analyse financial reports to help identify any market trends;
    • Present weekly performance reports for senior stakeholders
    • Present monthly financial data / reports for management team
    • Prepare ad-hoc reports as and when required
    • Weekly meetings with the partner group and department heads
    • Contribute to setting and monitoring of financial targets
    • Monitor and interpret reports and predict future trends, analyse change and advise accordingly
    • Conduct reviews and reports to identify cost reducing opportunities
  • Generate and present reports to external stakeholders and clients in formal meetings
  • Actively seek opportunities to minimise financial risk
  • Maintain and update internal procedures for the department
  • Resolve internal and external stakeholder queries
  • Ensure accuracy and update of CRM database (SAGE) at all times


Requirements:-

  • You will ideally be a qualified accountant with experience in managing a team, in a similar role
  • You will have worked within a professional services environment and appreciate the partnership structure
  • You will be confident in speaking with senior stakeholders and supporting them on their financial strategy plans
  • You will ideally have had experience in using SAGE