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Financial Controller

Rocket Staffing
Rugby, Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Nov 25, 2022

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Rocket Staffing are working on behalf of a prestigious hotel in the Rugby area and it's sister hotel in London to find a Financial Controller. The role will be responsible for all financial aspects of both locations and the charitable trust that owns the properties.

This is a role with great variety and a broad range of responsiblity accross the businesses & trust.

Required Skills, Qualifications & Experience

Accounting qualifications required: CIMA, ACCA

Charitable experience preferred but not essential

5+ years of overall combined accounting and finance experience

Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures

Experience with creating financial statements

Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year end closure processes

It is expected that the successful candidate will:

1. Research technical accounting issues for compliance and advise Trustees, Directors and Managers to ensure that both organisations are compliant with financial legislation and regulations and to make recommendations to maintain and ensure compliance.

2. Be aware of, and ensure that, changes to the Financial Charity regulations are acted upon.

3. Prepare and submit accurate VAT returns and ensure they are submitted promptly within laid down guidelines.

4. Ensure that all additional taxation is calculated and paid accurately.

5. Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls.

6. Close both monthly and annual accounts and create reports relating to both ensuring:

1. All purchase ledger entries are correct and accurate with all discrepancies accounted for.

2. All sales ledger reports are compiled correctly

3. The Fixed Asset Register is correctly maintained and up to date

4. An accurate Trial Balance is produced

5. Commentary of the performances within the figures is provided

7. Be responsible for Credit Control to ensure that payments are received within the trading company’s Terms and Conditions of Business.

8. Ensure that the Bank reconciliation takes place at an agreed frequency, or as required.

9. Ensure that supplier invoices and statements are correct in order to ensure that pay runs are accurate and are paid within the agreed Terms and Conditions of Business.

10. Work with the General Managers of both venues to assist in the production of accurate and workable budgets four months prior to the beginning of each financial year (the financial year runs from 1st January until 31st December).

11. Liaise with the General Managers at both venues to produce monthly forecasts for each business unit of income and costs for the forthcoming 3 months.

12. Liaise with each General Manager to re-forecast and re-budget where necessary after six months each year.

13. Compile Cash Flow forecasts monthly for a three month cycle for all businesses.

14. Produce monthly reports for authorisation on hours worked by staff, compile payroll figures, calculate payroll and ensure prompt and accurate payment.

15. Take the lead on, and be responsible for, the financial information required for both internal and external audits and make recommendations to both Directors and Trustees to ensure future compliance in all areas

The Trading company is a relatively small operation and, therefore, the Financial Controller will also be expected to take responsibility for some personnel aspects, such as the maintenance and control of all personnel records, which will involve:

1. Ensuring that correct information for payroll is obtained.

2. Recording and controlling holiday entitlements.

3. Ensuring that all personal information is compliant with GDPR.

4. Assisting with the generation of letters of employment.

5. Ensuring that all contracts of employment are in line with legislation, and advising each General Manager of any necessary amendments
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