Financial Controller

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
£46,435 - £60,689 (Grade B) 
29 Jul 2019
27 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Financial Controller


£46,435 - £60,689 (Grade B)

CITB aims to lead the construction sector by example to ensure fairness, inclusion and respect for all. We seek to build a workforce that reflects Britain’s diverse population and people from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply for vacancies. Our main objective is to create a culture that helps all of our customers strive towards a workforce that is reflective of today’s society

Financial Controller Role Purpose

Ensure that CITB has effective and evidence-based in-year financial management with high levels of confidence amongst stakeholders that resources are managed in a highly professional manner to optimise CITB outcomes.
  • Ensure that CITB complies with all legal and financial reporting requirements whilst managing the efficient and effective delivery of all financial accounting services.
  • Ensure management accounting reporting arrangements are consistent across CITB working jointly with Finance Business Partners.
  • Support the Finance Director in the Management of the contractual relationship with the outsourcing Partner.
  • Act as a visible corporate citizen living the CITB behaviours and values.
Key Responsibilities and accountabilities of the Financial Controller

1. Act as Deputy to the Finance Director.

2. Provide timely insightful management accounts at appropriate levels within the organisation on a monthly basis encompassing intelligent profiling on the annual budget and insightful variance analysis.

3. Produce timely, accurate financial management information for CITB, quality assuring the outputs on a regular basis with our outsourcing partner.

4. Co-ordinate the finance team/business partnering input to the business plan / budget setting and performance management framework, specifically to include regular production of KPI metrics for performance hub reporting.

5. Work with the Business Partners & LT, to highlight material business/financial risks and encourage the development of mitigating action plans

6. Lead external financial reporting for CITB, principally the Annual Report & Accounts, liaising with internal Audit and the NAO as appropriate working closely with our outsource partner.

7. Lead the day to day management interface of service provided by our outsourced provision partner, to specifically include, payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, treasury management and management reporting.

8. Address any audit or review recommendations internal or external in an effective and timely way.

Decision Making and Business Impact

. Decisions are made or recommended on the basis of the analysis of raw and sometimes complex data.

2. Decisions are made within policy taking into consideration applicable legislation and government regulations.

3. Decisions relating to hiring, managing and developing people

Change Management

1. Delivering business improvement programmes to increase efficiency and effectiveness within Team and jointly where applicable with our outsourcing partner

2. With the change team, support internal change programmes to enable the team to meet its strategic objectives for delivering skills policy and training for the construction industry through the provision of core business enabling services

Knowledge and Experience

  • A recognised accountancy qualification will be essential from one of the CCAB-recognised Accountancy bodies or equivalent (ACCA, CIMA, ACA etc.) along with significant post qualification experience.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of concepts and principles within own professional discipline, gained through broad and in-depth experience – a recognised expert and acknowledged authority.
  • Operational knowledge of other business disciplines in order to resolve issues that have an impact beyond own professional discipline.
  • Developed people and team leadership skills.
  • An effective and confident communicator.
  • Expected to maintain personal development plans as per PPP, and the required formal CPD for any professional memberships held.
  • Up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the latest developments and changes in market conditions within the profession.
  • Advanced analytical skills in order to evaluate factual and qualitative information in complicated or novel situations. Demonstrable ability to filter, prioritise, analyse and validate complex and dynamic material.

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