Financial Controller

Job Title: Financial Controller
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: City of London, London
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
REF: CTG 28/9/2020_1601299106
Contact Name: Charlie Griffiths
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 1 year ago

Job Description

Financial Controller UK

This position, working under the direction of the Finance Director Europe, will be responsible for participating and assisting with month-end close, preparation and analysis of financial statements under Local GAAP and US GAAP, Corporation Tax, VAT/RCT Returns, payroll, general ledger maintenance, account reconciliations and maintaining and implementing internal controls. The responsibilities are spread across entities in Europe, including Dublin.


  • Ensure compliance with company accounting policies, procedures and internal controls.
  • Compile and analyze financial information necessary to complete the month-end accounting close including preparation, input, and validation of journal entries including payroll and accruals.
  • Research investigate and report variances on a monthly basis to maintain the integrity of the Company's general ledger and financial statements. Deep dive into the TB balances to substantiate and correct as necessary.
  • Prepare/Review balance sheet account analyses and reconciliations to supporting documentation for all the UK/Europe entities, while investigating and resolving reconciling items timely.
  • Interact with auditors and assist with the preparation and documentation to support both internal and external audits.
  • Assist in developing annual budgets and monthly forecasts.
  • Preparation of VAT returns for the various entities
  • Work with the advisors and tax team to support the preparation of the corporation tax returns for various entities
  • Gain an understanding of the existing Europe operations with a view to helping at busy periods and providing holiday cover if needed
  • Support Facility Management by providing necessary reports and financial information.
  • Work with AP team to help raise Purchase Orders, AP vouchers, coordinating & checking registration on PeopleSoft (VAT/expense) and liaising with Treasury regarding vendor payment queries.
  • Ad hoc projects/tasks as required

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree Accounting, Finance, or related technical discipline
  • Minimum of 5 plus years of relevant experience
  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified candidate preferred
  • Understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and US GAAP
  • PeopleSoft or similar ERP experience
  • Proficient with Excel.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal