An opportunity has arisen for a Financial Controller to join the UK division of an international business based out of their Milton Keynes office. This is a number one finance position in the UK and offer a varied role which would broaden your experience substantially.
Your main duties will include:
-Prepare month end and year end accounts in Cognos and Navision.
-Report on a monthly and weekly basis to CEO and to Group.
-Submit Intrastat forms, EC Sales Lists and VAT returns to HMRC.
-Oversee the year end audit and liaise with the external auditors in preparing the tax computations.
-Perform regular bank and balance sheet reconciliations.
-Assist in setting the budget and review actuals against budget during the year.
-Implement and maintain financial controls and systems and identifying and recommending potential efficiencies.
-Liaise with the external payroll bureau in preparing the monthly payroll.
-Liaise with insurance companies and bankers maintaining a positive working relationship.
-Regular chasing of overdue customer balances via phone and email.
-Ensure credit insurance is kept up to date and check all relevant customers are covered by the insurance.
-Monitor customer credit limits via regular credit searches.
-Liaise with external suppliers, ensuring the purchase ledger is up to date at all times.
-Perform cashflow forecasts.
-Perform stock control calculations, monitoring re-order points and quantities, ensuring that inventory is kept at the optimum level to meet customer demand and Group expectations/ policy.
-Liaise with group companies regarding intercompany transactions and internal orders.
-Collate the monthly KPI reports from sales staff and ensure all reports are correct and complete.
-Review and monitor customer discount levels and price structures in partnership with the CEO & Sales Team.
-Manage the sales forecasting process to Group.
-Review and manage the transfer of direct shipments to drop shipments, where possible.
The ideal candidate for this role could be either a newly qualified (ACA / ACCA) candidate who has trained within audit and is looking for their first step in to industry or someone who has a number of years experience within a similar role.
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