Financial Controller

Basic Overview
Salary: £90000/annum
Job Type: Full Time / Permanent
Minimum Salary: 90000.00
Maximum Salary: 90000.00
Job Location: Brighton, East Sussex

Our client is an independently owned media/publishing group with a turnover in excess of £150million and ambitious plans to become the leader in its chosen field.

Due to continued growth they are seeking to hire an experienced Financial Controller to oversee the day-to-day running of the central finance team, which manages the accounting for the the UK group. This role will take hands-on responsibility for the month-end close, managing and developing the finance team, driving key systems and financial process improvements and supporting the Senior Management in general finance control, reporting & compliance for the wider UK group.

You will play a key role in the organisation by working directly with the Group FD to embed a recent Finance Transformation and drive systems and process improvements, developing a best-in-class finance function and a strong financial control environment. You will be hands-on in managing the day-to-day accounting operations of the Central Finance team overseeing 10 staff, taking responsibility for the running of the management accounting function, purchase ledger, sales ledger and payroll teams.


Direct line management – finance managers/management accountants
Management accounts responsibility for submission to the Group
Monthly balance sheet reconciliation reviews
Finance System Transformation and Development – Dynamics 365
Inventory accounting
Expenses oversight
Audit & stat accounts oversight
Companies House updates & returns
Group consolidation system reporting
Payroll oversight
Cashflow control, banking approvals and cashflow forecasting/reporting
Financial controls maintenance & improvementsManagement Accounts

Responsibility for preparation of monthly management accounts for
Input and reconciliation of UK group reporting into Group consolidation system
Identify and implement ways to make optimal use of the new ERP system to drive improvements in the month end close process and management accounts reporting As a successful candidate, you will be ACA/CIMA/ACCA qualified (5 years + PQE) with strong hands-on team management and leadership experience gained within industry, a positive determination to drive systems and financial process improvements in a high-growth organisation and the ability to prioritise and deliver to tight deadlines. You will have previously led teams covering management reporting, financial reporting, financial operations and technical accounting. You will possess strong professional and personal drive and the commitment to produce the highest quality work at all times

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