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Financial Controller

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly skilled Financial Controller to join a leading retail company in Liverpool City Centre.

The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in ensuring best practice within the finance team, whilst also leading and developing a small finance team.

As Financial Controller, you will be at the heart of our financial operations, playing a crucial role in driving our transformation agenda. You will oversee monthly reporting processes, analyse management accounts, and identify opportunities for improvement. Your ability to produce accurate financial controls and support in the creation of annual statutory accounts will be essential. Furthermore, your strong leadership skills will shine as you coach and develop team members, fostering an environment of growth and learning. This role requires a proactive individual who can effectively manage deadlines while maintaining high attention to detail.

  • Oversee the effective and efficient monthly reporting process for the division.
  • Analyse and interpret monthly management accounts, providing clear opportunities and risks analysis to influence the wider business.
  • Challenge current ways of working, streamlining processes where possible and identifying improvements to support the wider business.
  • Produce and maintain appropriate financial controls including monthly Balance Sheet reconciliations.
  • Support in the production of annual statutory accounts and tax computations.
  • Manage key audit stakeholders ensuring smooth running of annual and interim audits.
  • Provide coaching and development to team members.

What you bring:

The ideal candidate for this Financial Controller position is a qualified accountant with at least five years' post-qualification experience. You possess advanced knowledge of MS Excel and have a proven track record of presenting data clearly to various stakeholders. Your exceptional leadership skills are complemented by your analytical approach and ability to manage multiple tasks under pressure. Your strong stakeholder management skills make you adept at business partnering, while your proactive nature ensures that results are always delivered.

  • Qualified Accountant with a recognised qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) and at least 5 years post qualified experience.
  • Advanced working knowledge of MS Excel especially in the use of spreadsheets.
  • Experience presenting data clearly to both financial and non-financial employees.
  • Strong stakeholder management experience with demonstrable experience of business partnering.
  • Exceptional leadership skills with an analytical approach.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet regular deadlines.
  • Proven gravitas and confidence, whilst not being afraid to get stuck into the details.
  • Hand on, proactive, solutions led, ambitious

What's next:

Ready to take the next step in your finance career? Apply now!

Robert Walters Operations Limited is an employment business and employment agency and welcomes applications from all candidates

Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Accountancy & Finance

Focus: CFO/Finance Director/Financial Controller

Industry: Accountancy

Salary: £65,000 - £80,000 per annum

Workplace Type: Hybrid

Experience Level: Senior Management

Location: Liverpool

Job Reference: HXPNL3-7F66591F

Date posted: 29 May 2024

Consultant: Isabel Evans

Phone number: 07585903091

isabel.evans@robertwalters.com

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