Financial Controller

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  • Location

    Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

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  • Salary:

    Up to £419 per day

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    Vicky Turner

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Duration:

    9 Months

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Financial Controller; 9 Month Contract; Based in Cambridge; Up to £419/day LTD

We are looking to recruit a Financial Controller on behalf of our client based in Cambridge.

The key Responsibilities of the role will include;

Management Reporting & Budgeting:
Monitor and ensure delivery of accurate and timely financial management information to enable the Management Team to run the business efficiently. This will include analysis of monthly results, exception reporting and trend analysis in addition to preparation of ad hoc financial information required to support key business decisions. Lead the planning and forecasting process for the company.

Statutory Reporting and Tax:
Manage the year end audit including the preparation of the audit files, statutory accounts and the Research and Development tax credit.
Financial Control:
Ensure the company's financial policies and procedures are implemented and appropriate financial controls are in place and adhered to. This will include management and review of the balance sheet; particularly work in progress and receivables balances to ensure they are fairly stated and revenue recognition policies correctly are applied. Oversee the matching of Purchase orders to Invoices within Concur and pulled through to Sage so suppliers and employee expenses are paid in a timely way. Manage the cash flow to ensure loan drawdowns are taken appropriately.

Finance Systems & Reporting:
To contribute to the development of the company's finance systems and reporting to ensure they continue to meet the evolving information needs of the business and the wider Group reporting requirements.

A strong understanding of the company's current systems in order to ensure information needs are met in an effective manner
Contribution to a project to replace the current solution with a new ERP system.
Taking ownership and ensuring accuracy of Financial Reporting data held in the system.

Other support activities:
Being part of a smaller organisation, this role will fulfil other tasks which support the wider company community.

Provide strong leadership to the Finance Team. Ensure the team is effectively managed and has a strong customer service approach
To encourage the sharing of knowledge and process improvement and the standardisation of reporting and processes where appropriate.

Key Requirements
The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant and will be able to demonstrate:
Previous experience of good financial performance management
A good understanding of the key drivers and commercial issues which impact on the company
Strong analytical skills with an ability to work under pressure
A proactive approach and the ability to operate effectively with minimal guidance
Enthusiasm for change and receptive to new ideas
Ability to quickly build strong relationships with peers, team members and within the wider organisation
Strong communication skills and the ability to deliver persuasive argument to senior stakeholders
Ability to manage and motivate a team, instilling a culture of ownership and accountability.
Experience of working within a small/ start-up organisational environment would be advantageous.

Morson is acting as an employment business in relation to this vacancy.

ACCA; FCCA; ACMA; GCMA; ACA; AAT; project accountant; management accountant; reporting accountant; finance manager; finance controller; FPA; forecasting; audits;