FINANCIAL CONTROLLER 

Reporting toFINANCE DIRECTOR

Job Purpose                        

TO MANAGE THE COMPANY'S ACCOUNTING FUNCTION PRODUCING REGULAR MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTS AND INFORMATION TO ENABLE THE MANAGEMENT TO BETTER MANAGE THE BUSINESS.  IN ADDITION, TO PRODUCE ANNUAL STATUTORY ACCOUNTS AND OTHER STATUTORY RETURNS WHILST ENSURING THE ACCURACY OF THE COMPANY'S LEDGERS.

Main Responsibilities: 

To ensure the integrity of the Company's ledgers and associated systems.

To produce monthly management accounts forecasts and information monitoring the various aspects of the Company's performance within the specified timescales.

To produce statutory accounts.

To provide statutory returns for tax, VAT and other government departments.

To maintain a fixed asset register.

To assist in the production and development of the Company's Business Plan and budgets.

To manage the Accounts Dept staff.

To identify training needs within the department and make suitable recommendations for action.

To seek improvements in the Company's information systems (manual and electronic).

To identify and evaluate areas for improvement of profit with particular regard to cost reductions and methodology.

To ensure the Company's Quality procedures and Health & Safety Policy are adhered to within the department.

To develop a culture of empowerment throughout the team ensuring that all employees take responsibility for the ongoing success of the Company.

To develop a customer focused approach to the internal client base.

Quantitative Data

Financial                               

Annual business plan objectives

Materials/Equipment           

IT and office equipment within the department.

Staff                                       

3 Full time accounts staff, 4 Part time accounts staff 

Decision Making Authority 

Authority                                

Allocation of resources

Payment and debt collection within current forecast

Approval Req'd                    

Capital expenditure

Staff recruitment and dismissal 

Working Relationships (Other than immediate superior and subordinates)

Internal                                   

Construction Director, Surveyors, Heads of Dept & Project Team Leaders, Site Managers, Office Manager. ICT Manager

External

Auditors, Bankers, IT Consultants, Government Departments,,Subcontractors, Suppliers, Clients 

Job Challenges

Ensuring that the existing accounts timetables are adhered to.

Ensuring that meaningful information is provided to management to enable timely and current decisions to be made affecting policy and

operations.

Ensuring stability within the accounts function

Ensuring that all resources are used in the most effective manner

Ensuring that individual employees are working as part of the overall team and are committed to company success.

Progressing the implementation of the Sage 500 reporting system

Identifying and evaluating areas within the Company's operations that can be improved.

PERSON SPECIFICATION 

Education/Qualification 

Minimum                   

Good standard of formal education

Above average literacy and numeracy

AAT or Part II CIMA/CACA/CA 

Desirable                  

ACA/ACMA/ACCA qualification

Previous Experience

Minimum                   

Production of management accounts.                               

Management of an accounts team 

Desirable                  

Experience in a supervisory position

Construction industry experience

System implementation experience

Relevant experience in dealing with staff at a senior level

Specific Skills

Minimum                   

Good communication skills

Able to deal successfully with all types, at all levels                                 

Effective interpersonal/management skills

Commercial awareness

Above average critical thinking ability

Computer literate with knowledge of accounting IT systems

Sound knowledge of accounting basics

Knowledge of relevant tax and VAT regulations 

Desirable                  

Strong knowledge of IT systems

Ability to readily identify problem areas

Good judgement and decision making abilities

Good motivator and co-ordinator.

Personality    

Leadership qualities

Emotionally stable

Confident

Objective/analytical/logical

Assertive

Enthusiastic and energetic

Thorough, Organised 

Personal Circumstances

Flexible hours to meet demands of the position