Role details

Interim Financial Controller

West Sussex   •  Temporary

Bullet points

  • Interim Financial Controller
  • West Sussex

About Our Client

Client based in West Sussex.

Job Description


  • Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures
  • Oversee the operations of the accounting department to achieve its goals and objectives
  • Oversee the accounting operations of subsidiary corporations, especially their control systems, transaction-processing operations, and policies and procedures
  • Maintain a full system of controls over accounting transactions
  • Take responsibility for ISO compliance, internal audits and liaison with certification body.


  • Issue timely and complete monthly financial statements for the group with both financial and operating key performance indicators and commentary
  • Coordinate the preparation of the corporate annual report
  • Manage the production of the annual budget and forecasts
  • Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to management
  • Provide for a system of management profitability and cost reports for business unit heads

Transactions and Controls

  • Manage the process to ensure that accounts payable are recorded accurately and paid in a timely manner
  • Responsible for ensuring that all reasonable discounts are taken on accounts payable
  • Oversee the expenses process so that employee expenses are recorded accurately and paid in a timely manner
  • Review costs and implement cost improvements where appropriate
  • Ensure customer contract documentation is being completed and is consistent
  • Ensure customers are being invoiced properly in accordance with contracts and on a timely basis
  • Monitor others to ensure that accounts receivable are collected promptly
  • Ensure that there is full compliance with and take-up of the timesheet system and reporting
  • Review project delivery against anticipated schedule and margins
  • Coordinate the provision of time and material statements and associated invoices to customers
  • Ensure that payroll is processed in a correct and timely manner
  • Ensure that periodic bank reconciliations are completed
  • Maintain the chart of accounts
  • Maintain an orderly accounting filing system


  • Coordinate the provision of information to external auditors for the annual audit
  • Coordinate the provision of grant information to auditors as required
  • Monitor cash/debt levels and ensure compliance with debt covenants
  • Comply with tax and other government reporting requirements

The Successful Applicant

The controller candidate should have a degree and be a qualified accountant (ACA or CIMA) with at least 3 years post qualification experience in business.

What's on Offer

£250 per day

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