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Financial Controller

Location: Preston Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum

A highly ambitious and rapidly growing business based in Preston are currently recruiting for a Financial Controller. You will take full control of the leisure side of the business and continue to develop and lead what is a fast paced and continuously developing company. This would would suit an ambitious Management Accountant looking for that next step up in their career or someone who is already an FC but wants a new opportunity that will challenge them and be part of an exciting and continually growing business.

Your responsibilities will include;

  • Lead and manage the production of all P&L accounts and balance sheet accounts
  • Perform a full analysis of the P&L accounts providing commentary on business performance and explanation of variances to plan
  • Ensure accounts are completed in line with Group timetable
  • Working with the business to produce the annual business plan
  • day to day leadership and supervision of the Leisure finance team
  • ensure all daily accounting processes are adhered to following the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) guidelines in place
  • continually update and improve all accounting SOPs
  • lead the functional appraisal, performance management and people development processes for the group accounting / finance teams
  • recruitment and assessment of internal and external finance colleagues
  • working closely with the Head of HR on all strategic people processes, i.e. retention, engagement, development, talent and succession planning
  • lead and manage the cashflow forecasting on a daily, weekly and monthly basis
  • lead, manage and review and control of :
    • purchase ledger balances
    • aged debt balances
    • cash books and control of inter-company balances (both trade & nominal)
    • stock holding
    • payroll processing
  • lead and manage the posting of journals and review/management of journal posting
  • lead and manage the control of all prepayments & accruals
  • lead and manage the control of all nominal balance sheet items
  • lead and manage all aspects of Vat including intra-stat
  • manage any day to day banking issues
  • manage the year end auditors and all other external Finance consultants
  • manage and ensure a smooth year end audit and that the audit packs are complete and accurate

If this position sounds of interest please do not hesitate to send your CV to

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