Financial Controller

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Our client, based in Southampton, is looking for a Financial Controller to join their team on a permanent basis. This is a great opportunity for you to become an integral business support to a growing SME company, reporting to the Managing Director.

Performing a varied role, you must possess an eye for detail and have experience with the following tasks;

Management reporting:

  • Monthly management accounts – including P&L and Balance Sheet
  • Weekly cash flow (plus 3 months forecast) and Aged Debtors and Creditor reports
  • Preparation of Packs for Board Meetings or as required
  • Report exceptions and issues in a timely way


Maintain the integrity of accounting records:

  • Nominal, purchase and sales ledgers, and fixed asset register.
  • Reconcile credit / debit card transactions on a weekly basis
  • Balance sheet reconciliations - review, investigate and resolve on a monthly basis.
  • Debtor management
  • Reports on any ageing issues together with recommendations on actions to resolve.
  • Prepare an analysis of any potential doubtful or bad debts for discussion with MD.


HMRC – Corporation Tax and  VAT

  • Analysis schedules required for Corporation Tax filings
  • Prepare, reconcile and file quarterly VAT returns


Enhancing financial systems and controls:

  • Implement and monitor an effective purchase order system
  • Proactively improve productivity of accounting systems
  • Maintain and improve financial controls and procedures
  • Proactively seek enhancements to financial systems and processes


If you are “hands on” and have strong management accounting skills then this would be an ideal opportunity for you so please apply today!

August Clarke Limited is acting as a recruitment agency in relation to this role and is an equal opportunities employer.

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