Interim Financial Controller

England, Berkshire, West Berkshire
£400 - £425 per day
18 Jun 2024
22 Jun 2024
Contract Type
Full Time
Role Overview

My client, a private equity backed sme seeks a dynamic and experienced Financial Controller to provide interim support to the finance team. This role requires a qualified ACCA/CIMA professional with the ability to quickly grasp complex financial details, lead effectively, and maintain a pragmatic approach.

Key Responsibilities:

Team Management
  • Responsibility for the transactional finance team (3 heads)

Month-End & Reporting:
  • Coordinate month-end activities to achieve a Flash position by WD6.
  • Conduct variance analysis against budget, forecast, and prior year.

  • Board Pack preparation.
  • Perform ad-hoc analysis and reporting.
Payroll & Headcount:
  • Review monthly payroll submissions.
  • Update headcount data and manage cost centre changes.
  • Provide advice on PSA, P11Ds, employee benefits, and payroll queries.
Forecasts & Budgets:
  • Prepare monthly forecasts and annual budgets.
  • Support the Finance Director in updating Consolidated P&L and annual budget processes.
  • Conduct monthly emissions reporting.
  • Coordinate year-end audit with PWC.
  • Review statutory accounts and support external consultants.

The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant who is self-motivated, confident, and can take ownership of critical finance activities and processes. The ideal candidate will be methodical, detail-oriented, and able to prioritise effectively. Technically, you must have expertise in month-end close, P&L, and balance sheet reporting and have advanced Microsoft Excel skills.

We are able to offer this role either on a fixed term contract basis at c£70,000 or a day rate of c£400.

This role sits inside IR35 and is on site 3 days per week.

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