Financial Controller

Posted: 21st October 2021

Role Overview – Permanent or Interim

Responsible for timely production of monthly management accounts & board packs, VAT returns, cash flow forecasting, budgeting and audit as well as improving processes and implementing controls. Promote an ambitious and can-do attitude and culture throughout the Finance Department. Work closely with the Managers and Surveyors to ensure the financial information is accurate.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Producing the monthly management accounts and executive board packs on a timely basis, including reviewing actuals costs against budget costs and providing commentary where necessary.
  • Reviewing job margins & challenge surveyors and project manager on any significant margin variations or accruals.
  • Working the relevant manager and preparing annual and midyear budgets and updating rolling forecasts in the management accounts.
  • Reviewing the month end processes and making improvements to eliminate any non-value adding activities.
  • Reviewing financial controls and processes and making agreed changes where necessary.
  • Ensuring the business operates within the company’s mission statement, and core values.
  • Processing monthly payroll journals and reconciling salary, PAYE & NIC control accounts and reconciling figures with HMRC records.
  • Dealing with HMRC queries and reporting any findings.
  • Producing & reviewing the 13-week cash flow forecast and working with the finance director in managing cashflow constraints.
  • Reviewing weekly supplier and subcontractor payments and authorising payment on the banking system.
  • Raising and authorising ad-hoc payment as and when they are needed.
  • Producing, reviewing and processing P11D’s, Vat Returns and PAYE submissions.
  • Producing, reviewing and processing monthly journals including prepayments and accruals.
  • Ensuring that balance sheet accounts are fully reviewed reconciled before month end closure.
  • Provide support to the accounts department as and when needed.
  • Super user of the system and supporting users on the system (4PS-NAV).
  • Supporting the Board on ad-hoc projects and reports to support senior management understand the business trends and make decisions.
  • Ensuring appropriate financial and management controls are in place, communicated and effective.
  • Ensuring information systems and technology are adequate for the business, effective, up to date, secure and operational.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Qualified ACCA or CIMA
  • Proven track record of successfully managing diverse teams.
  • Effective financial planning, budget and cost management.
  • Experience as part of a leadership team driving growth in a business.
  • Proven track record of achieving targets.
  • Working Capital and cashflow management experience.
  • Construction experience would be advantage.
  • Significant experience of operating at senior management.
  • Delivery of process and service improvement.
  • Commercially astute and is focused on delivering solutions and results.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills and have the ability to build a successful and engaged team.
  • Excellent team player with exceeding organisational and people skills and is engaging and possess a down to earth approach.
  • Highly literate, with strong leadership and management experience.
  • Construction programme generation experience.
  • Highly numeric with advance IT skill and highly proficient with Excel spreadsheets (Sage 50 & Nav).


  • Highly ambitious and motivated, work autonomously to prioritise their own workload to meet dead-lines and targets.
  • Take ownership and responsibility for own actions and decisions.
  • The ability to use information and apply experience and judgement to make sound and timely decisions.


If you are interested in applying for this role please send your CV and covering letter to

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