Group - Financial Administrator / Controller

Job Title: Financial Administrator / Controller
Responsible To: Managing Director
Location: Dumfries
Department: Group
Salary: TBA

JOB PURPOSE

  • To support our operational divisions and the Senior Management Team with timely, accurate and up-to-date information and so optimise their efficiency and decision making.
  • To maintain the Company’s financial management systems so that they are an oasis of calm in an otherwise busy environment.

JOB ACTIVITIES

  • The maintenance of an orderly set of books, including data entry and reconciliations.
  • Investigation of anomalies and other ad hoc analyses.
  • Answering queries from customers and suppliers in a friendly and polite manner.
  • Preparation of monthly accounts and key performance indicators.
  • Maintaining sound working relationships with bankers.
  • Meeting tax and regulatory schedules; eg VAT, PAYE and ONS returns.
  • Preparation and review of annual budgets and monthly cash flow forecasts.
  • Analysis of job profitability
  • Presentation of accounting information to the Senior Management Team.
  • Identification of potential improvements to our internal accounting & reporting systems.

CORE SKILLS

  • Several years’ experience of working in a broad range of bookkeeping / accounting functions.
  • The Managing Director, to whom you will report, is a qualified accountant. He will support you to the extent that your experience dictates until you are confident about handling the full role. Consequently, this job will be suitable for either someone who is experienced at this level of financial management or an experienced bookkeeper who wants to take a step up to the role of financial controller.

COMPETENCY & PERSONAL BEHAVIOURS

  • Methodical in your approach to a task.
  • Good time management skills.
  • Positive towards change management.
  • A genuine team player.
  • Supportive of Company Policies, including QM and H&S systems.
  • Supportive of Company Values of integrity, fairness & honesty.
  • Able to work under pressure.

If your skills can live up to the above descriptions, and you can demonstrate that by the successes you have achieved in your career to date, we’d love to hear from you. Please apply now!