Role details

Financial Controller

London   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • AIM listed Technology business looking for a dynamic Financial Controller
  • High growth SME Financial Controller

About Our Client

My client is an AIM listed technology business and world leaders in satellite data communications. Its continuing rapid growth in size and complexity has led to the need to supplement the existing finance team with a high calibre individual.

Job Description

The financial controller will have responsibility for all financial aspects related to the Group's two largest satellites and finance responsibility for the African and the Middle Eastern countries that they cover. This broad financial controller role may require some international travel with examples of the aspects of the day-to-day role including the following:

Management Information

Management accounting and reporting activities will be important to provide key data to both management and the Group finance team. Examples include:

  • Prepare and publish timely monthly management accounts
  • Manage billing and accounts receivable team
  • Responsibility for payments to suppliers
  • Cash flow management and weekly cash flow forecasts
  • Contribute to monthly Group KPI reporting pack
  • Maintain revenue forecasts
  • Regular ad-hoc commercial analysis as required
  • Business partner for major business departments
  • Annual budget process

Financial Accounting

Own and maintain the financial accounting entries and records within SAP Business One for the companies and their subsidiaries which own the two largest satellites. Examples include:

  • Day to day financial accounting
  • Revenue recognition assessment for new contracts and contract amendments
  • Month end financial reporting close process and reporting in-line with Group timetable
  • Responsibility for year-end audit & interim review processes
  • Annual statutory accounts
  • Liaise with auditors

Compliance work

The role will require the individual to take responsibility for ensuring that all compliance deadlines are met across the various jurisdictions the companies and their subsidiaries operate in. Examples include:

  • Manage compliance with tax, VAT and duties (with assistance from the Group Tax Manager)
  • Manage outsourced functions (e.g. VAT return preparation in overseas jurisdictions)
  • Annual statutory reporting
  • Oversee regulatory compliance

The Successful Applicant

The ideal candidate with be a qualified accountant with hybrid experience across both commercial and technical accounting within a high growth SME. As a brief overview:

  • Member of a professional accounting body (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)
  • Very good commercial and business awareness coupled with strong analytical skills
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • 4+ years industry experience is preferred in a financial or management accounting role
  • Will consider candidates of the right calibre direct from practice
  • Attention to detail, logical and reasoned approach to problem solving with a can-do attitude
  • Knowledge of IFRS

What's on Offer

A fantastic opportunity to join an high growth AIM listed technology business as the financial controller based in Central London. A great package and significant career development opportunities.

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