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Financial Controller (12 month FTC)

  • £80000 per annum
  • Birmingham
  • Posted: 01/02/2024
  • Permanent
  • Job Ref: 387148210

Job Details

“Quality performance starts with a positive attitude.”  Jeffrey Gitomer.
An exciting opportunity is available in Birmingham for a Financial Controller to join our client's team on a 12-month fixed-term contract. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with an organisation in the construction sector that provides various benefits, including a car allowance and pension.
The objective of this position is to guarantee prompt and precise financial reporting, monthly forecasting, annual budgeting, and responding to requests for financial information to support decision-making and foster business growth.

Responsibilities of the Financial Controller will include, but will not be limited to:
Central Accounting Function:

  • Lead and direct the central finance team, including purchase ledger
  • Directly manage central overhead management accounts and budget monitoring
  • Ensure efficient, accurate, and timely execution of day-to-day finance team activities
  • Manage central payroll accounting
  • Drive ongoing efficiency improvements in systems and processes for divisional growth and business demands
  • Develop junior team members through coaching and regular feedback
  • Address ad-hoc finance requirements
  • Consolidate divisional and central results and reporting
  • Maintain integrity, accuracy, and timeliness of management accounts reporting
  • Ensure integrity, accuracy, and timeliness of monthly group reporting
  • Coordinate the annual budget process and be involved in the strategic planning process
  • Manage cash flow and working capital position
Compliance and Governance:
  • Coordinate annual internal and external audit processes
  • Manage coordination and liaison for any tax-related issues required by the homes business
  • Stay updated on technical accounting issues, house-building-related changes, and government-led Help to Buy compliance
  • Develop and ensure safe working practices, including adherence to Group policies and procedures, legislation, and regulations.
  • Provide coaching and regular feedback as part of the effective delivery of the Performance Development framework
  • Ensure effective communication for engagement and enablement
  • Maintain knowledge and adhere to relevant Group policies and procedures, legislation, and regulations
  • Develop and ensure safe working practices
The successful Financial Controller will require the following skills and experience:
  • Chartered or chartered certified accountant with professional exam qualification
  • Appropriate Post Qualification Experience (PQE)
  • Expertise in management reporting
  • Capacity to prepare UK statutory accounts
  • Strong written, oral communication, and presentation skills
  • Proficient in Excel
  • Familiarity with UK corporate taxes and VAT
  • Knowledge of property transactions
  • Positive "can-do" attitude with adaptability to change
  • Inquisitive nature
  • Keen attention to detail, including performing initial reviews of team outputs
  • Some exposure to system implementation would be advantageous
  • Effective team player with the ability to work independently and meet tight deadlines.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive it is not always possible to respond to unsuccessful applicants. Therefore, if we have not responded to your application within five days, please assume that on this occasion your application has not been successful.
You are required to be eligible to work in the UK full time without restriction.
If you’re passionate about this position or are keen to hear more, please click on “apply” as soon as possible.