Financial Controller

Fifield Glyn
£50,000 - £59,999
16 Nov 2019
22 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Financial Controller

Location: Northwich, Cheshire CW9 7UD
Salary: Up to £30 an hour
Contract: Self Employed Basis, up to 4 days / c. 30 hours per week
Hours: Our office hours are 09:00 - 5.30pm - Days / Hours for this post to be discussed / agreed

An interesting, challenging and rewarding new opportunity has arisen with Fifield Glyn a well-established firm of Chartered Surveyors, dealing with Commercial & Residential Property Management, with offices in London, Manchester and Cheshire.

We are looking for a qualified, experienced, commercially astute, hardworking and dedicated Financial Controller, ideally with a background in a Professional Service environment, to be based in our pleasant offices near Northwich in Cheshire. Occasional travel to our other offices will also be required.

Financial Controller - The Role:

Company Accounting
  • Overseeing and leading on all aspects of our Company Accounting / Accounting Compliance e.g. ARMA / RICS Regulation
  • Managing & developing the Finance Team to ensure efficient, smooth day to day operations
  • Designing and managing the company's financial systems including overseeing cashflow
  • Preparing VAT returns
  • Liaising with external Accountants on a regular basis

Driving Profitability and efficiency
  • Preparing timely, accurate and robust Monthly Management Accounts as well as other Financial Reports and Statutory Information required by the Directors
  • Preparing and monitoring of Financial Forecasts and Business Plans
  • Monitoring the profitability of all departments and Fee Earners
  • Inputting all required financial content on Tenders

Client Money / Client Accounts
  • Managing and overseeing the effective operation of all procedures covering client money, including daily monitoring of MRI QUBE transactions and their reconciling with bank accounts
  • Checking Bank Reconciliations on a daily, weekly and monthly basis
  • Providing reports to the Directors showing MRI QUBE balances against actual bank balances

Service Charge Accounts
  • Monitoring the production of Service Charge accounts, improving their turnaround time and ensuring good quality accounts are produced by all externally appointed Accountants
  • Answering queries from the Finance Team and / or Property Managers re individual properties and transactions
  • Providing reports to Directors on the status of all Service Charge Accounts
  • Developing financial services to improve efficiency including the development of services offered to residents e.g. increasing digitisation

IT, Administration & Supplier Contracts
  • Providing assistance to the Directors across all aspects of IT, administration and Supplier Contracts

Financial Controller - Skills and Experience:
  • Experience / background in a Professional Services environment
  • ACA / CIMA / ACCA Qualified
  • Strong accurate reporting skills and experience with the ability to instil robust financial controls
  • Sound commercial knowledge and a keen eye for detail
  • A strong communicator, capable of leading a team and influencing decisions.
  • A committed team player who also possesses a proven track record leading a team
  • Highly effective written and verbal communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and transparently
  • Self-disciplined and self-motivated with a well organised approach
  • A resourceful and solution focused approach to problem solving
  • Able to work calmly under pressure and to deadlines
  • Highly IT literate - you will be using Microsoft Office packages as well as two other packages on a daily basis, i.e. MRI QUBE Property Management software and Xero accounting software

Financial Controller - Benefits:
  • Hourly rate of up to £30 per hour
  • Free parking
  • Pleasant office environment
  • Flexible hours

If you feel you have the necessary skills and experience to be successful in this role click on "Apply" today and forward an up to date copy of your CV along with a Covering Letter for consideration in the first instance.

We thank you for your interest in our company.

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