Interim Financial Controller

Job Title: Interim Financial Controller
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: City of London, London
Salary: £350 - £450 per day
Start Date: ASAP
REF: KP21523_1564994262
Contact Name: Kishan Patel
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 1 year ago

Job Description

The Consultancy Group are working closely with a well-established family-owned publishing firm that are in search for an Interim Financial Controller.

Key responsibilities:

  • Management of eight employees covering all aspects of financial accounts; cashier, accounts payable, costing, stock control, sales ledger, distributed publishers, royalty management and management accounts
  • Recruitment as appropriate
  • Mentoring and development of team
  • Preparation of statutory accounts
  • Reconciliation to management accounts
  • Communication and liaison with external auditors and management of the audit process and supplementary schedules
  • Ownership of the balance sheet and review of all balance sheet reconciliations
  • Preparation and distribution of board meeting papers and schedules
  • Preparation of annual tax computations and monthly VAT returns
  • Corporation tax for UK companies
  • Providing tax advice
  • Preparation, management and review of annual budget
  • Bi-annual full year forecast of business results for review by management
  • Preparation, review and interpretation of monthly management accounts
  • Preparation and review of monthly statistics
  • Management of the preparation of yearly Title Profitability Reports
  • Daily cash-flow management and forecasting
  • Support senior department managers in reviewing financial performance
  • Manage and control costs across the company, challenging cost spend
  • Ownership of all finance IT systems, including Sage X3 and Business Objects
  • Deep understanding of all aspects of finance IT and the interaction with each team members' role
  • Ensure accuracy of all finance data
  • Key team member in royalty systems upgrade
  • Level of accuracy of the accounts and timeliness and reliability of financial reporting
  • Development of the working practices within the team, streamlining roles, producing efficiencies and improved end results

Key Skills:

  • ACA Qualified
  • Strong Interpersonal skills
  • Previous industry experience desired
  • Immediately available