Assistant Financial Controller

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    Upto £48k

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    Yemi Jackson

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    6 months ago

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Job Title: Assistant Financial Controller

Location: London

Job Type: Permanent        

Salary : £48k



  • Assist the Financial Controller with ensuring that financial policies and procedures are followed and, where appropriate, updated or improved.
  • Assist the Financial Controller with the review of all Balance Sheet reconciliations and the preparation of the monthly Balance Sheet and Cash Flow reports.
  • Prepare the annual subsidiary Statutory Accounts including Sibs and assist the Financial Controller with the preparation of the annual consolidated Statutory Accounts. 
  • Be responsible for the accurate preparation, calculation and reporting of Investments, Intercompany balances and the (non-sib) subsidiary companies.
  • Draft VAT and Corporation Tax returns for review by the Financial Controller.
  • Manage access rights to OA including appropriate segregation of duties and ensuring that OA and Pyramid are properly set up for VAT.
  • Supervise and line manage the Cashier.




  • Preparation of draft quarterly VAT returns for review by the Financial Controller and submission through HMRC portal. Monthly review of input and output VAT for accuracy and completeness. Monthly reconciliation of the VAT control accounts.
  • Review of sales invoicing and set up of OA and Pyramid to ensure that VAT is charged and reclaimed, at the appropriate rates and when appropriate.
  • Timely and accurate supply of information to outside advisors (currently KPMG) to enable them to draft the annual Corporation Tax returns for review by the Financial Controller. 
  • Reconcile the approx. 20 Balance Sheet Accounts under the direct control of the Financial Control group and review the Balance Sheet reconciliations for all Balance Sheet Accounts ensuring that all overs and unders and reconciling items are properly summarised.
  • Lead in the production of the subsidiary statutory accounts.  Be the main contact point for the Association's external auditors on audit deliverables and questions.
  • Assist with the preparation of the annual consolidated statutory accounts including being day to day main point of contact for the auditors, preparing analyses and drafting Statutory Notes, as appropriate.
  • Ensure all Bank Mandates are kept up to date.
  • Support and Deputise for the Financial Controller as required assisting with the management of the Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable departments.
  • Supervise Cashier ensuring that all Bank Accounts are reconciled, reconciling items are promptly followed up and that faster payments are made accurately and only when required.
  • Supervise Cashier ensuring that all Petty Cash returns are received, and Petty Cash Accounts reconciled, advising Cashier of HSBC cash cards which need to be stopped.





  1. Experience of using finance software in a data processing capacity.
  2. Report writing analysing data and information. 


Skills Knowledge and Accountabilities

  1. Qualified/part qualified accountant with CCAB body.
  2. Intermediate Microsoft Office skills, particularly in the use of Excel.
  3. Good analytical, influencing and negotiation skills.
  4. Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines with a high attention to detail and accuracy. 
  5. Ability to work with professional colleagues in a busy working environment. 
  6. Good communication skills both written and oral