Financial Controller

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Accountant required for a thriving business based in Hertford, to take ownership of financial controls, report to the FD and be a key interface between the accounting team and senior management. This position will manage a small team and have overall responsibility for all aspects of the accounts function. Assignment Details Assume end to end accurate record keeping and full financial accounting responsibility. Implement and support policy as required and agreed with the Management Directors & Chairman Maintain the operational performance of the Accounts Team. Build and maintain effective relationships with all stakeholders; this position will play a key role within the newly restructured team. Assume overall responsibility for the staff payroll and the pension scheme, keeping up to date with all legislative changes and ensuring monthly submissions are sent accurately and on time. Keep up to date, timely and accurate accounting records Produce periodic management accounts, monthly, quarterly and annually and financial reports Review and process expenditure in line with agreed budgets Produce the annual budget with regular re-forecasting Oversee statutory accounting and external reporting, and leading the annual audit. Take ownership of the balance sheet, ensuring regular reconciliations and structured reviews Manage inter-company reconciliations and third-party cross charges Take responsibility for producing statutory accounts. Manage all taxation, including VAT returns (monthly and quarterly) and monthly FPS, EPS and CIS submissions. Also, preparation of draft corporation tax calculations Preparation of cash flow statements and forecasts Skills Required Qualified Accountant - minimum ACCA Minimum of 5 years PQE Strong analytical and financial modelling skills Experience of financial control, reporting and budgeting Ability to work autonomously Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills to work with the finance team and wider businesses Strong MS Excel skills to include VLOOKUP's, pivots etc Good knowledge of current technical accounting and reporting requirements Good knowledge of both direct and indirect tax compliance Good knowledge of PAYE payroll and workplace pension rules A knowledge of employment-led tax legislation (CIS, IR35, Intermediaries Reporting Legislation, etc.) would be helpful Day to day supervision of a small team

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