Finance Controller - Job Description

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Reporting to                               FINANCE 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.