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Financial Controller – Welwyn Garden City

Financial Controller for established Construction business, Qualified Accountant with team management experience, Welwyn, to £85,000

We are looking for a Financial Controller for highly successful construction business, who require a Qualified Accountant with team management experience who can lead and develop the finance team whilst managing the day-to-day financial operations.

This is an excellent opportunity for a developing Financial Controller to work under the stewardship of an experienced Finance Director. The successfully candidate, with suitable ambition, will have an excellent career path to director level.

The role is highly commercial, working with managers of large construction projects across London.

Overseeing a team comprising several accountants plus a Ledger/Invoicing team, the Financial Controller will run the day to day accounting processes:

  • Responsible for ensuring that the underlying books of account are complete, accurate and reconciled on an ongoing basis.
  • Lead the finance team in the preparation of Management Accounts for the group of companies.
  • Lead the finance team in the preparation of budgets and rolling forecasts.
  • Preparation and presentation of information to relevant management of the business with a key focus on commercial and working capital information, ensuring the reporting improves / evolves continually to meet the requirements of the business users.
  • Working Capital monitoring and reporting for the Group including attendance at weekly commercial meetings, and the identification and implementation of opportunities that maximise the working capital available to the Group.
  • Statutory compliance for group companies including but not limited to VAT Returns, CIS Returns, PAYE/NI, pension contributions, Companies House lodgements and Statutory Accounts.
  • Preparation for and completion of statutory audits for all group companies.
  • Work with colleagues in the finance team and across the business in improving the reporting of key information to the business.
  • Ensure company policies and procedures are adhered to, and develop new policies and procedures as required.
  • Ensure appropriate controls are in place around the finance function and wider business.
  • Manage the companies ERP in conjunction with key personnel in the operational departments and ensure the integrity of all data in the system.
  • Work as senior member of the finance team to identify, manage and mitigate risk as it arises in the business.
  • Work with key external finance stakeholders to ensure good relationships are maintained.

The role is office based and will include various benefits such as the possibility of a company car. 

Job Reference: 19524
Salary: up to £85,000
Location: Hertfordshire
Type: Permanent
CALL: 01908 547888
Consultant: Reuben Samain
Last Updated: 25/03/2024