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Financial Controller- Qualified Accountant

Location : Cardiff
Type : Permanent
Salary : £80k - £90k package

Rare opportunity to join the senior finance team of this highly regarded FTSE 100 company.

Our client is looking for a high calibre candidate with an excellent academic background, good team management skills and experience of working within a strong controls environment.

Key aspects of the role:

This is a senior role within Group Finance in a FTSE 100 listed Financial Services Group. The role is focused on managing the UK Finance Management accounting team and delivering high quality management reporting and financial support for the Group’s four UK businesses

Role profile:

  • Management of the UK Management Accounting team
  • Line management responsibility for the Purchase Ledger Manager and indirect line management responsibility for the purchase ledger / bank reconciliation team (a team of 7)
  • Ensuring that the accounting processes are properly controlled, and that a strong financial control environment is maintained
  • Developing accounting and control processes as necessary following changes to existing products / implementation of new products
  • Developing a good understanding of the activities of the business and a strong working relationship with managers across the entire business, in order to provide financial, numerical and procedural assistance to a variety of departments
  • Lead the delivery and development of the MI reports created within finance to maximise relevance and usefulness to the business managers
  • Pro-active monitoring of performance vs. budget / re-forecasts and summarising variances for senior management through meetings with heads of departments across the business
  • Preparing regulatory returns for the group’s intermediary company and the group VAT return
  • Maintain good relationships with relevant colleagues within the Group
  • Providing general support and completing ad-hoc tasks as required by heads of departments across the business and the Finance managers

Qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Five or more years post qualification experience with a recognised accountancy qualification and a strong academic background
  • Experience of accounting processes and a strong understanding of financial controls
  • Excellent team management skills and a keen interest in developing team members
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships and communicate effectively with senior management
  • Self-motivated and proactive
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills

Position of : Financial Controller- Qualified Accountant, Cardiff

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