A Financial Controller is required by a pioneering Mobile Telecommunications organisation.
The Financial Controller is responsible for the effective operation and control of financial accounting and reporting, planning and finance operations for the business. It is a role which requires team leadership and the ability to drive activities to a successful conclusion.
The Financial Controller role has broad scope across the business and has day to day control of the relationship with the stakeholder finance teams which includes all budgeting and forecasting activities including managing the process with the Senior Leadership Team, the financial close processes and timely reporting and running of the operational finance processes including Treasury and AP/AR as well as leading finance system enhancements.
The Financial Controller and Financial Accounting and Reporting and overall responsibility for month end close and reporting to shareholders for consolidation and management accounts. Correct application of Financial Accounting policy and process including balance sheet reconciliations. Ensuring optimal finance systems configuration and use and ongoing finance support to all users across the business. Managing the external audit process to ensure no adjustments and preparation of the annual statutory accounts.
The role will also encompass financial operations ensuring affective and efficient operation of AP and AR functions to ensure all suppliers are paid in line with the payment policy and receivables collected promptly. In addition to on going management of the continuous process improvement to ensure all payment invoicing issues are resolved and root cause addressed.
The Finance Controller will have the overall responsibility for tax - overseeing preparation and filing of corporate and other tax returns and for all aspects of VAT administration. The role will also include team leadership / direct report responsibilities for a team of 5.
The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant have previous experience in carrying out a Financial Controller role ideally within a telecoms or technology environment and have strong financial and management accounting knowledge and experience. You will have experience in budgeting and forecasting processes and an understanding of operation finance process and control.
You will have team leadership experience and the ability to manage teams to deliver against agreed targets and experience in driving finance systems improvements.
You will be an engaging communicator who is skilled in managing relationships with senior leadership teams, operational management, suppliers, shareholders and external advisors. You will have the ability to think forward and anticipate issues and provide vision to create long term finance strategy plans.
This role provides an excellent salary in addition to a comprehensive benefits package, in addition to working within a forward thinking and creative environment.
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