Financial Controller

Sector:Financial Services
Job type:Perm
Salary/Rate:£100,000 per annum
Town/City:High Wycombe
County:Buckinghamshire
Job ref:39472
Post Date:04. 07. 2024
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About the Role

Our client is a leading insurance brokerage firm known for offering comprehensive services. Their commitment to excellence and strategic solutions has established them as a trusted name in the industry. They are currently seeking a dynamic and experienced Financial Controller to join their team and provide strong financial leadership within the organisation.

Position Overview:

As the Financial Controller, you will play a crucial role in overseeing financial operations, ensuring robust financial management, and guiding strategic decision-making. This position is pivotal in managing financial reporting, forecasting, budgeting, and compliance, contributing significantly to the company's ongoing growth and success.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Drive the preparation of management accounts and comprehensive board report schedules, guiding strategic decision-making processes.
  • Lead forecasting and budgeting initiatives, ensuring alignment with organisational objectives and market dynamics.
  • Oversee revenue recognition processes, supported by meticulous documentation, to optimise financial performance.
  • Facilitate private equity (PE) and investor reporting, fostering transparent communication and trust with stakeholders.
  • Provide weekly insights into working capital, including cash flow, accrued revenue, and debtors, to ensure financial stability.
  • Manage tax obligations such as PAYE, VAT, and CT, alongside annual returns, statutory accounts preparation, and audit processes.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives to enhance reporting mechanisms and operational processes.
  • Lead by example, fostering a culture of excellence while mentoring and developing the finance team.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Previous experience as a Financial Controller, demonstrating strong proficiency in financial leadership.
  • Fully qualified with ACA, CIMA, or ACCA accreditation.
  • Experience in investor reporting is advantageous, highlighting your ability to manage complex stakeholder relationships effectively.
  • Mastery of Excel and financial modelling skills, enabling data-driven decision-making and accurate forecasting.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication abilities.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, maintaining high accuracy while meeting stringent deadlines.

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