Financial Controller

  • Location:

    City of London, London

  • Sector:

    Business Support

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Negotiable dependent on experience

  • Contact:

    Malaika Sellen-Ferere

  • Job ref:


My client is looking for a Financial Controller to join them on a permanent basis at a London based Engineering firm.

Purpose of Role

  • To be responsible for the delivery of a proactive commercial and management accounting system
  • To have strategic input into business growth reporting back to the Company's Senior Team on feasibility, efficiency and performance
  • To be responsible for preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual accounts including review of risk, mitigation and opportunities

Main Responsibilities


  • Analysis of financial results, forecasting and financial control
  • Accurate and timely monthly closing of financial statements
  • Accurate and timely management reporting of results of operations including analysis of results
  • Anticipate financial concerns and/or escalating issues and dealing with effectively
  • Ensure all relevant accounting policies and standards are followed to ensure accuracy and integrity of financial performance
  • Inter-company reconciliations
  • Preparation of monthly management accounts
  • Manage Group cash flow and forecasting
  • Investigate variances (actual against budget)
  • Completion of all company statutory compliance, including VAT Returns
  • Process payroll run in conjunction with HR Manager
  • Arrange and maintain all company insurances, indemnities and warranties in conjunction with HR Manager

Project Related Accountancy

  • Monitor the progress of projects including investigating variances and providing reports and raising invoices to clients.
  • Work with Project Leads on tenders, fee proposals and competition/bid-related matters to ensure that the pricing of work is in line with charge-out rates
  • Collection from clients
  • Maintain project-related records, including Contracts, Purchase Orders and Fee proposals
  • Ensure correct financial input is given in all project reviews
  • Ensure reporting and accounting of projects is in line with contractual requirements
  • Make, review and amend any project accruals (internal or external costs)
  • Ensure all changes to projects are incorporated correctly into the financial reporting of the project
  • Review and approve supplier invoices, timesheets, overhead charges, expenses, project assets
  • Report to senior management on (i) project profitability; (ii) any opportunities for additional billing; (iii) remaining funds available for projects; (iv) any other relevant matters
  • Create and approve all project-related invoicing to clients approving write-off where appropriate
  • Investigate all project expenses not billed to clients
  • Respond to client requests

Core office hours: 9:30 - 18:00

Competitive salary on offer!

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