Financial Controller

Posted 05 October 2022
Salary £55000 - £65000 per annum
Discipline Qualified Finance
Contact NameAlex Bourne

Job description

Axon Moore are working with a successful retailer in the search for a technically strong and confident Financial Controller who will help improve & shape their growing finance function; maintaining and implementing financial controls whilst leading and developing the finance team.

The business is on a fantastic growth journey with an entrepreneurial outlook and exciting plans for the future. They are wanting someone with the same mindset and drive who can identify areas for improvement quickly and act on them efficiently and confidently with the businesses senior management teams promoting a culture of autonomy and empowerment . The successful applicant will be encouraged and supported to run with their ideas for shaping the finance function; enabling them to put their own stamp on an already successful team. This is a great opportunity to play a key part in helping an already hugely successful business with their continued expansion whilst working in a vibrant, fast-paced, exciting close-knit working environment where no day is ever the same!

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities
  • Overall responsibility for team management and activity in the transactional finance team, including the treasury team, purchase ledger, sales ledger, payment processing
  • Daily cash management and large transactional approvals
  • Ensure that all financial transactions are properly recorded and reconciled
  • Oversight for day to day processing of all subsidiary company financial processes
  • Maintain and implement financial reporting systems to comply with regulations and legislation
  • Work closely with the Financial Reporting Manager to ensure all financial transactions are recorded accurately and in a timely manner, enabling an efficient monthly reporting cycle
  • Examine all financial reports and date closely to check for discrepancies
  • Collaborate with auditing partners to ensure proper compliance with all regulations
  • Motivate and lead finance team members by clarifying roles and providing feedback, encouragement and coaching
  • Responsibility for annual insurance renewals and ongoing insurance policy and vehicle fleet incidents
  • Lead projects focused on updates and improvements to accounting systems, including process automation
  • Support and participate in cross departmental projects as required
  • Build strong trust and relationships with key internal stakeholders
  • Ad-hoc analysis to support finance, senior management and the board of directors

Key requirements
  • Qualified Accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA) or qualified by experience
  • Previous background of working within finance for a retailer
  • Excellent people management / leadership skills
  • Ability to oversee a team successfully managing big data and a high volume of transactions
  • Experienced in creating & maintaining robust financial controls and processes
  • Strong excel skills and confident with multiple systems
  • Keen eye for efficiencies and strong business improvement skills
  • Robust, confident, positive character who can articulate themselves excellently and communicate effectively with colleagues at all levels