Financial Controller - Leeds - Retail/SME

Posted 25 March 2024
Salary £65000 - £75000 per annum
Discipline Qualified Finance
Contact NameSara Scott

Job description

Are you looking for an FC role that will genuinely super-charge your CV?

A role that is a highly autonomous and visible senior position within a PLC group?

An opportunity that will offer you exposure, accountability and the opportunity to work closely with the Chief Exec and Board of Directors?

This business are looking for an experienced Senior Finance Manager/Financial Controller with a Big 4 or Top 10 audit background, to join them in a number 2 in finance Financial Controller role, reporting to the Finance Director.

The role will allow you to apply and utilise your technical accounting/controls and audit background within a very autonomous senior finance role within a fast paced retail SME!

You will take responsibility for ensuring that all external reporting and company legal requirements are complied with including year-end financial reporting, taxation, company secretarial, insurance and all banking requirements, along with delivering accurate, rolling weekly cash flow forecasts.

**The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate practical, hands-on experience of VAT, audit, stats and balance sheet control, looking for a hands on FC role, ***

The key duties of the role will be:
  • Managing a team of 3 direct reports
  • Planning for the year end audit report and quarterly reporting
  • Statutory consolidation of the reporting packs
  • Liaising with external auditors and any other external advisors as required
  • Liaising with the PE firm and their Finance Department in respect of year end and quarterly reporting 
  • Completion and filing for all the UK statutory accounts
  • Supporting the wider Finance team on technical accounting issues Cash/Treasury and managing all aspects of cash and treasury
  • Providing weekly cash flow forecasts to FD with associated scenario planning
  • Maintenance of statutory books and records, including filing of annual returns and any other requests
  • Attending to the statutory requirements of all overseas entities
  • Be responsible for the day to day running of the insurance programme including credit insurance
  • Be responsible for all tax compliance work, with support and advice from tax advisors including the completion of the UK tax returns for UK companies
  • Attend to any ad-hoc issues that arise and liaise with HMRC on any matters arising including investigations
  • Ensure compliance with VAT and liaise with external VAT advisors on issues for both UK and European taxes
  • Have ownership and oversight of GRNI, duty, freight and FX controls along with associated reporting Controls and Processes
  • Develop, maintain and monitor any processes and controls relevant to Finance and ensure adherence throughout the business
  • Be proactive looking for savings in time and cost in Finance and also across the wider business

The successful candidate will:
  • Be ACA/ACCA/CIMA Qualified - Essential
  • Have full understanding of UK VAT legislation - Essential
  • Have full understanding of UK corporate entity statutory requirements - Essential
  • Have a good working knowledge of both UK GAAP and IFRS - Desirable
  • Have experience of analysing and interpreting and converting large data sets into meaningful summaries - Essential

What's on offer?
  • This is an ideal 1st or 2nd time FC role for a technical financial/controls accountant looking to take that next step up!
  • Private medical 
  • Hybrid working (4 days office based)
  • On site parking 
  • 37.5 hour working week
  • Staff discounts