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Financial Controller

Location: CENTRAL LONDON, LONDON Salary: 65000 - 75000.00 GBP Per Annum
Sector: Finance Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: N/A Applications: 2
Posted: 3 months ago Reference: 3081523
The role

Providing prompt and efficient accounting support to the firm with a particular focus on liaison with auditors and tax advisors and preparation of statutory and management accounts.

Key Activities

Financial reporting and tax
• Draft the UK GAAP financial statements for the WFW Global group and UK subsidiaries and liaise with auditors.
• Support the production of overseas accounts and tax returns in liaison with external professionals and overseas accounting staff.
• Draft the UK group quarterly VAT return.
• Complete Office of National Statistics questionnaires.

Financial control
• Reviewing and approving client and office payments in partnership with cashier colleagues.
• Administering user log ins onto online bank portals.
• Cash management (holiday cover only).
• Reviewing and continuously improving systems of financial control in partnership with cashier and IT colleagues.

Management accounting
• Prepare the balance sheet and supporting schedules for monthly management accounts.
• Maintain and review balance sheet account reconciliations, in partnership with overseas staff (eg prepayments and accruals).
• Deal with ad hoc queries.

Accounting Systems maintenance and management
• Maintain links between Aderant account codes, profit centres and departments, and between account codes and local country VAT rates.
• Set up of new offices.
• Maintain sector codes as required by marketing department.
• Carry out month end system routines.
• Reviewing and continuously improving accounting system automation and function in consultation with IT and accounting colleagues in managing system upgrades.

Internal Audit
• Carry out internal audit in conjunction with the compliance department on an ad hoc basis.
• Review and comment on internal processes and procedures
Other
• Assisting the Chief Financial Officer on many ad hoc issues/queries including:
o VAT compliance o Liaison with the firms bankers
o Consideration and support on the accounts changes from new legislation (eg duty to report on payment practices)

Person

• Qualified accountant (ACA / ACCA / ACMA or similar) with a minimum +5 years PQE (essential);
• Relevant degree in Finance, Business or Law(desirable);
• Experienced finance professional with a demonstrative track record of providing financial analysis and business support to senior management within a large organisation;
• Strong commercial awareness and business acumen (essential);
• Flexibility - Successfully adapts to changing demands and conditions (essential);

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