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Financial Controller

Location : Cardiff combined with flexible home working
Type : Permanent
Salary : £50k

Head4Talent is working exclusively with Idwal - a Cardiff-based maritime technology company and market-leaders in delivering global ship inspections to an international client base. Operating globally, they are a highly transactional, fast-growth business and have an ambitious plan to continue our growth trajectory over the next 3-5 years.

What you’ll do:

  • Lead, reorganise and manage a global company finance function, comprising of a team of 4 people, reporting directly to the CEO.
  • Implement new processes and procedures to drive scale, efficiency, accurate and timely reporting.
  • Be responsible for P&L, balance sheet and cashflow reporting.
  • Month-end accounting including revenue, costs, accruals, bank reconciliations, estimations etc.
  • Develop and report relevant financial KPIs, to support the business growth.
  • Manage salaries, payroll and pension arrangements.         
  • Improve and distribute management reports in areas such as: commission, margin analysis, variance reporting, sales performance, debtors and cash flow forecasting.
  • Assume complete ownership of the finance systems and processes, offering support to end users with queries and work closely with our in-house product and engineering team to ensure data integrity and accuracy of all data.
  • Create and improve board reporting and board pack preparation.
  • Lead year-end audit and prepare and file statutory accounts for Idwal Marine.
  • Annual budget preparation.
  • Deal with external debt providers and investors.
  • Undertake in-house management of company taxation to submission level, and R&D tax credits.
  • Manage the company VAT compliance and return procedures.
  • Manage debtors and company cash management.
  • Liaise closely with Group accountant in respect of co-ordination of audit and reporting arrangements.

What you’ll need:

  • Good grasp of IT systems, including a variety of accountancy platforms and supporting systems such as CRM platforms and other tech platforms.
  • Strong appreciation of the value of integrated data, automation and streamlined processes with appropriate financial controls.
  • A progressive thinker and innovator with a passion for making improvements to process and workflows.
  • Familiar and with high-volume, low-value, transactional businesses.
  • Ability to deal with a range of stakeholders, including banking partners, investors, owners, customers and colleagues.
  • EBITDA focused and high-growth mentality.
  • Previous experience working within an owner/managed business would be advantageous.
  • ACCA / ACA qualified.
  • Accomplished at producing reports for senior management and executive level.
  • Confident in operating with senior stakeholders at executive level.
  • Future senior executive potential.

Position of : Financial Controller, Cardiff combined with flexible home working

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