Financial Controller

England, Oxfordshire, Abingdon
£40000 - £45000 per annum
11 Jun 2018
25 Jun 2018
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Contract Type
Full Time
This newly created position is with one of the UK's most well-established food and drink hamper gift companies. The company is growing at a rate of 15% per annum, with a current turnover of £6m, and strong profitability.

The Company's activities are seasonal, with a large proportion of sales in December. The largest proportion of sales are generated from online activities, although there are a significant number of offline merchant and corporate customers.

The role involves reporting directly to the non-executive Finance Director, and indirectly to the full time Managing Director.

This is a full-time role, with a salary range of £40,000 to £45,000 per annum depending on experience.

Job Purpose:
- As part of the senior management team, being responsible for and recording financial health of the business.
- Producing timely, accurate, relevant, complete, consistent and reliable financial reports covering profitability, sales, margins, overheads, cash flows and working capital.
- Helping analyse and develop strategies based on financial research and analysis.
- Helping develop business systems and internal controls, working closely with the Heads of IT, Sales and Purchasing.

Job Duties:
- Financial data entry & reconciliation of bespoke integrated financial and erp db system.
- Monitor and record the day-to-day financial operations within the Company, such as profitability, sales orders/despatches, seasonal daily working capital requirements.
- Interrogate online customer data sources to reconcile sales, margins and stock levels
- Manage contracted out services for tax, auditing, banking, payroll, insurance and similar
- Track the company's financial status and performance to identify areas for improvement.
- Seek out how to manage the Company's financial risk including credit risk and credit control.
- Provide insightful information to the Board to aid short and long-term decision making.
- Prepare and review financial data and prepare monthly management accounts and reports
- Present financial reports to the Board executives and colleagues in meetings.
- Reviewing sales & margins, liaising with Managing Director, the Head of Sales and Purchasing regarding actual versus forecast sales, statistics, capacity management (both in terms of production and distribution) and rolling forecasts.

Skills and Qualifications:
- Qualified in accounting and finance;
- Several years (more than five) of senior experience in a financial accounts management e role within commercially focused businesses; preferably with e-commerce experience
- Knowledge of product costing, gross profit and margin contribution accounting
- Superior mathematical skills; attention to detail and written and verbal communication.
- Computer skills, with high levels of IT literacy - including strong excel pivot table skills
- Deep understanding of business principles and practices, including working capital cycles;

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