Financial Controller

REED Finance - 30+ days ago
REED Finance

Reed Finance are working exclusively with a Leeds based Biotech business who are dual listed in the UK and US. They are at the cutting edge of potential new treatments for several illnesses and are at clinical trials stage for several products. Due to retirement, they are looking to recruit their next Financial Controller. Your responsibilities will traverse all aspects of the finance function and will require you to have a broad understanding of financial processes and controls; reporting; and excellent communication skills

Key responsibilities:

•    Responsibility for the monthly management accounts, ensuring they are completed to deadlines and in accordance with adopted policies and procedures 

•    Produce commentaries for the variances to budget 

•    Monthly sign off balance sheet reconciliations 

•    Manage the purchase invoice system, including purchase ordering, invoice posting and payment processes 

•    Assistance with the quarterly and year end audited results for NASDAQ, AIM and other regulatory agencies 

•    Management of, and improvements to, internal controls 

•    Implementation and configuration of new finance systems 

•    Assistance with supplier management and contract compliance 

•    Liaison with external stakeholders like auditors, banks, and suppliers 

•    Assistance with the management of the finance team 

•    Be able to create from scratch business models in excel for both external and internal reporting 

•    Assistance with, and management of, budgets and forecasts 

•    Ensure VAT, corporation tax, employers taxes and other regulatory requirements suitably controlled and are met on time 

You will be able to demonstrate:

•    Advanced knowledge of Excel 

•    A good working knowledge of other Microsoft applications with prior usage of Microsoft Business Central (formerly Navision) and experience in systems implementation being preferential but not required. 

•    ACCA/ACA/CIMA finalist or qualified 

•    Ability to communicate key financial information to non-finance personnel in a clear, concise way 

•    Ability to build strong professional relationships with colleagues across differing functions 

•    Understanding of data and execution of implementation plans 

•    Strong attention to detail 

•    Self-starter with the ability to identify problems, find solutions and to work independently. 

•    Sound analytical skills, good planning/organisation skills 

•    A sound understanding of the interaction between statutory reporting requirements, group consolidations and various taxes, systems and controls 

•    Monthly management accounting and year end statutory accounts experience, and an ability to put together complete sets of accounts and working papers 

 

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