Assistant Financial Controller

60000 Per Annum
19 Oct 2016
17 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Assistant Financial Controller

NCP are currently recruiting for an Assistant Financial Controller. You will have control of the Accounts Payable, Receivables, Cash Management and Revenue Reconciliation teams. Your role will be to manage these functions effectively so that all risks are identified and mitigated, with an added responsibility to reconcile company turnover to various accounting and reporting systems.

NCP is the market leading and most recognised car park provider in the UK. They run over 500 car parks in town and city centres, airports and railway stations. Their clients include institutional, corporate and private landlords as well as local authorities and NHS trusts. With an annual turnover of around £250m they serve more than 60 million customers a year and sell parking at almost all UK airports and operate car parks at six leading airports.

The parking landscape has seen huge changes in the last decade and will continue to see innovations that transform the customer journey. It is no longer simply about manning car parks; it`s about engaging with customers throughout their journey, from the very first step to their last.

And NCP is leading the way. As technologies evolve, it offers greater opportunities to create the parking experience of today, tomorrow and the future.

Assistant Financial Controller - Main Responsibilities

- Manage, coach and mentor 2 direct reports but support them with an overall team of 16 staff
- Conduct quarterly appraisals
- Identify training and development needs and to build a plan to ensure these needs are met
- Work with the Finance team on improvements to reconciliations and day to day work
- Support the business in the financial impacts in relation to any new strategic initiatives
- Implement better ways of working to reduce duplication and manual intervention, with less reliance on Excel downloads
- Develop a team who understand the importance of customer service
- Support the business with the training of finance best practices
- Ensure all ledgers are maintained, supplier and customer reconciliations are completed accurately and on time
- Ensure issues are resolved quickly for all internal and external stakeholders
- Improve the current KPIs and develop new KPIs for the business, with graphical interpretation of results
- Review current controls
- Provide cashflow forecasting to the FPA team in Finance
- Develop strong relationships with key suppliers
- Work with the Property Finance team in Manchester (occasional travel to Manchester will be required) to ensure the service levels for their rent and rate suppliers are properly managed
- Be a key point of contact with the Auditors for the systems audit and end of year audit
- Work with the Tax Accountant to ensure all VAT is recorded correctly. Provide quarterly reports to support adjustments to the VAT returns.
- Provide support to the finance function in terms of analytics and ad hoc reque