Financial Controller

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My client is a leading business within the legal services sector with exciting growth plan laying ahead for the next the next 12 months and beyond.

As such FRS have been enlisted to assist with the recruitment of an Accountant to join the business as Financial Controller based from their site Leamington Spa.

Reporting into the partners this is a key role for the business:
Summary of Key Responsibilities and Role

• To lead and supervise the day-to-day accounting duties to ensure the efficient running of the Accounts Department.
• You are responsible for overseeing Team Processing, Sales Ledger, and overseeing the General Ledger and Purchase Ledger.
• To work closely with the Accounts Team ensuring their daily accounting processes are up to date. You will provide regular training delivery and 121’s.
• Improving operational strategies
• Banking, processing incoming and outgoing payments, reconciliations, payment runs. Balance sheet reconciliations
• Authorising and checking client money accounts plus overseeing the day-to-day workflow
• Production of monthly management accounts and KPIs
• Quarterly VAT returns
• Reconciliation and posting of inter-company transactions and balances
Principal Responsibilities and Tasks to oversee and/or action:
• Bank Reconciliations, Processing bank payments. Monitoring and reconciling suspense account, OPG account & De Minimus accounts. Company Credit Cards
Direct Debits
• Access/Eazycollect Direct Debit processing, Allocating Direct Debit receipts
Sales Ledger
• Maintaining and overseeing the Sales Ledger
• Producing sales invoices for Advisors, Groups and Clients
• Processing incoming payments BACS, Cheques, Credit/Debit Cards, entering financial information into appropriate software programs and SAGE
• Allocating payments against orders and invoices
Purchase Ledger
• Maintaining and overseeing the Purchase Ledgers. Reconciling Supplier Account Statements and query handling. Assisting with weekly payment run
• Electronic filing of invoices
• Updating changes to Advisor Direct Debit amounts

General Support within the Accounts Team
• Dealing with Accounts Department emails, phone calls, post
Financial reporting
• Balance sheet reconciliations
• Production of monthly management accounts and KPIs
• Quarterly VAT returns
• Reconciliation and posting of inter-company transactions and balances
Key Knowledge & Required Skills
• Team Leader, supervisory or management experience of at least 2 years.

• Qualified accountant (ACCA, CIMA or ACA) or QBE
• Must be a competent SAGE user.
• Must have 5 years’ experience working within an accounts department.
• Excellent IT, administrative skills, excel skills and attention to detail.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills with ability to communicate effectively. in a clear and professional manner at all levels.
• Ability to solve problems, make reasoned judgements and take decisions.
• Capable of setting priorities and bench marking progress towards achieving objectives.
• Reliability, integrity, and discretion. Results orientated, initiative-taker.
• Willing to learn new skills, undertake training courses and development when appropriate. Passionate team player.