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Financial Controller - City, Birmingham, United Kingdom, B1

£45-50k

I have a fantastic opportunity for a strong and FULLY qualified Financial Controller to join this well-known travel company and shape and improve its dynamic finance department.
The main purpose of the role is to oversee the accounts department and be responsible for preparation of management accounts and end of year statutory audit pack for external auditors. You will be responsible for ensuring all accounts functions are undertaken in a timely manner in accordance with the rota which is prepared and overseen by you. You will be responsible for analysing the management information and discussing with management your recommendations for acting on said information. You are also expected to make necessary efficiency improvements where you consider there is a better way of achieving processes within the department

Personal Requirements:
*Good communication skills by phone, email and face to face
*Good IT skills
*Strong Character and good management skills
*Ability to work under pressure and prioritise tasks
*Attention to detail

Main Duties:
*Preparation of management accounts to target 10 working days
*Preparation of audit pack for statutory auditors within 3 months of year end
*Full balance sheet reconciliations
*Analysis of management accounts for board
*Reporting to board on variances in management information
*Preparation and overseeing of Rota and accounts processes, including the authorisation of teams leave in line with the Company Holiday Policy
*Management of accounts team members
*VAT returns
*Oversee staff travel account for Directors
*Increase efficiency within department and maximise automation of tasks
*Reporting on performance for sales managers
*Overseeing all daily, weekly and monthly tasks for the department and ensuring timely completion
*Reporting to Operations Director, external consultant and managing director on matters relevant to the accounts department
*Mentoring of assistants within the department to further their career and develop their skills

Company Benefits:
*summer and winter ball free for staff.
*Satellite TV for all staff rooms
*free onsite parking
*Dress down Friday
*28 Days holiday plus Birthday off
*Discounted package holidays and the opportunity to have an all expenses payed holiday for exceptional performance at work.
*Fam trips
*Hosted educational that is provided by the company
*Bar opens at 4pm on a Friday, alcoholic drinks and soft drinks
*Christmas bonus
*Free eye test and discount
*Host dinners at Football matches and concerts
*Free tickets to football matches and concerts

Salary - £45,000- £50,000 plus! With great company benefits and pension scheme.

Interested? Please call Marie on or email your CV to
You can also apply via the link below.