Financial Controller


Salary:

GBP55000 - 70000 / annum

Location:

Saffron Walden

Date Posted:

March 02

Employment Type:

Permanent

Job Reference:

462448

Staffing Area:

Accounting and Finance


Description

Robert Half Finance are currently working with a Market Leading multi-national Pharmaceutical business based in North Cambridge who are recruiting for a Financial Controller.

Overview of role

In support of the growth plan the company is seeking to build and strengthen the financial function with this new position.

As a robust Business Partner, supporting the CFO and the Leadership Team, a key aspect of the role will be to support decision making and develop, implement and maintain an effective international financial control function, including managing a small financial team. The FC will also support the establishment of the U.S. finance function in due course and oversee all aspects of the Group's day-to-day financial management and reporting, ensuring that all financial information is accurately recorded, monthly management accounts prepared promptly and accurately along with cash forecasts. The FC will also support the CFO and the CEO with fund raising, investor activities and corporate development of the business.

Day to day duties of Financial Controller will include but not be limited to:

  • Management reporting and Business Partnering
    • Ensure efficient and effective month end processes, with complete balance reconciliations and appropriate reviews
    • Development and implementation of regular, timely and meaningful management information
    • Be a Business Partner to the Leadership Team and the department heads, providing information and assisting with financial control (vs Budget, vs Forecast) of their respective areas to enable effective decision making
  • Financial reporting and compliance
    • Ownership of statutory and management accounts all Group companies
    • Ownership, preparation and management of audits for all Group companies
    • Implement the latest accounting standards
    • Development and implementation of transactional accounting processes and controls and ensuring all accounting manuals and procedures are up to date
    • Create new processes and controls around all new business development
    • Recommend changes that will improve the company's financial performance and financial controls
  • Financial planning and analysis
    • Ownership of the Group's annual budgeting and quarterly re-forecasting cycle
    • Ownership of the Group's long term business plan
    • Financial analytical support to the business
    • Cost/Benefit analysis of new projects
  • Working capitalandcashflow management
    • Develop and maintain the Group's long term integrated financial planning model
    • Preparation of regular cashflow forecasts
    • Management of working capital in line with business objectives
    • Identify and drive business improvement in cost management and ensure payment schedule aligns to cash flow requirements
  • Financial projects
    • Investment appraisal- e.g. New systems implementation
    • Support the CFO and CEO with fund-raising
    • Assist with the preparation of investor and other slide presentations
  • Tax
    • Tax compliance (corporate, VAT and payroll) and ensuring an efficient tax positions, budgeting, especially related to R&D tax credits
    • Tax planning with the CFO and the tax advisors
    • Ownership of tax audits and inspections

The ideal candidate Profile:

  • Minimum of degree level education and qualified ACA with minimum two years post-qualified industry experience and looking for a change or next step up, or a Senior Manager/Manger from an audit/accountancy firm looking for their first Industry role
  • High level of attention to detail
  • To be a self-starter, able to work on own initiative
  • Ability to work in and manage a team
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Excellent Excel skills
  • Demonstrate leadership to team
  • Excellent organisation skills with demonstrable ability to prioritise work load and meet deadlines

Salary & Benefits

Role of Financial Controller based in North Cambridge is paying up to £70K + Benefits

Robert Half Ltd acts as an employment business for temporary positions and an employment agency for permanent positions. Robert Half is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Suitable candidates with equivalent qualifications and more or less experience can apply.



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