• Permanent
  • Essex
  • £70000 - £75000 per annum GBP / Year

Financial Controller
£75k + Package
Construction & Maintenance Contractor
Essex

The Company:
Family run construction and maintenance SME providing refurbishment and planned maintenance services across the Housing, Education, Commercial, Heritage and Health Care sectors.

The Role:
A new and exciting opportunity has arisen for a Financial Controller to join our clients expanding finance function reporting directly to the owner. As Financial Controller, you will play a key part as a member of the senior management team. This role will give the Financial Controller the scope to build and mentor a finance team of approximately 4 staff.

Leading and continuously developing the accounting team to optimise processes across the function. This will include controls, services, policies, and processes in line with compliance requirements and good financial practice.

Responsibilities:

  • Produce accurate monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting
  • Ensure the integrity of the company / Group’s financial systems and monitor compliance with processes and policies
  • Review and update internal Finance Department policies and procedures to ensure that they continue to meet business needs
  • Carry out business improvement reviews
  • Develop and utilise decision-making tools, dashboards, and reports to support the senior management team
  • Ensure the balance sheet is fully reconciled monthly
  • Responsible for all aspects of cash management including daily tracking of group cash position, monthly cash flow forecasting and maintain banking relationships
  • Responsible for the payroll team
  • Partner with department heads with a view to optimising performance
  • Collaborate with the wider team in budgeting and planning processes
  • Overseeing and developing an effective FP&A function
  • Ensure effective cost controls are in place
  • Lead automation /streamlining of the finance function
  • Lead the external auditing process
  • Lead, manage and motivate direct reports to maximise their performance and develop their potential
  • Experience with Eque2 or similar system is advantageous but not essential

Experience/Qualifications:

  • Fully qualified (ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CPA, ICAEW)
  • Have 5+ years’ experience within an accounting role
  • Knowledge of construction industry practices and other relevant legislation is desirable
  • Ability to communicate, present and engage with all audiences
  • Have experience of hands-on preparation of both management and statutory accounts
  • Strong influencing skills, with a persuasive, articulate approach.
  • A proven problem-solving approach coupled with a hands-on results orientated demeanour.
  • Experience of managing a team of Finance professionals
  • High level of expertise across Microsoft packages

Financial Controller
£75k + Package
Construction & Maintenance Contractor
Essex

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