Financial Controller

Recruiter
Michael Page International Rec Ltd
Location
London
Salary
Neg
Posted
11 Aug 2017
Expires
08 Sep 2017
Sector
Accounting
Contract Type
Freelance
The successful Financial Controller will take a leadership role in the Finance Function for a group of managed companies that operate within the property and corporate finance lending market.

Client Details

My client is a lender to alternative asset investors and real estate developers. The role will be based in their London office.

Description

The successful Financial Controller will have the following responsibilities:

* To assist the Finance Director with all accounting related matters, including business structuring and forecasting for the various public listed companies and SPVs

* To take leadership in managing a complex cash management function

* Provide monthly management accounts for all group entities in a timely manner to allow for appropriate business decisions to be made, including the development of new KPIs

* Management and preparation of information for institutional investors who are part of the lending structure

* Preparation of financial covenants for the finance being sort by the business, including reporting to those lenders

* Provide system improvements and ideas for the growth of the business

* To ensure all day to day accounting functions are managed by the small team, including journals and payments alongside the existing FC

* Review of the work produced by the junior accountant who will complete the day-to-day operations on several SPVs

* Prepare budgets/forecasts and analysis of costs on an ongoing basis, particularly in relation to new business initiatives and projects

* To develop a strong understanding of the business model and the challenges that it will face, and provide advice on how to manage those challenges

* To liaise with auditors and other key stakeholders in the business, including the Boards and preparation of information for approval by those Boards of proposed lending opportunities

* Assist with the implementation and improvement of a new CRM system

Profile

The successful Financial Controller will have the following attributes:

* Qualified accountant (ACCA, ACA, CIMA or equivalent)
* A background in financial services or real estate

* Strong understanding of Excel and the development of accounting processes and systems
* Knowledge of Sage is advantageous

Job Offer

3 month contract