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Financial Controller Job Description

Circle Square has extensive experience in the Accountancy and Finance sector and is always looking for highly skilled, talented Financial Controllers from various backgrounds.


Financial ControllerOur Finance & Accounting Division typically recruit in the following Sectors:

Real Estate / Property / Construction / Retail / Asset Management / Private Equity / Telecoms / Media / Technology / Legal / Oil & Gas / Corporate Finance


Financial Controller Job Specification

We generally look for Financial Controllers on behalf of our clients due to expansion within the business or as a replacement. We also recruit for Interim Financial Controllers. Financial Controllers usually report to the Finance Director / CFO.


Key responsibilities

  • Take responsibility for ensuring that the financial processes, systems and controls are operating effectively

  • Responsibility for maintaining statutory records for the business

  • Preparation of all consolidated Statutory Accounts

  • Budget preparation

  • Review of all management accounts packs

  • Managing transactional team and overseeing/reviewing sales ledger, purchase ledger, payroll, cash posting and all general ledger entries.

  • Handling VAT, PAYE and Tax duties, including corporation tax.

  • Liaise with auditors and preparing audit packs

  • Project management of process changes and implementations


Financial Controller Job Skills & Requirements

  • ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent

  • Good understanding of PAYE and VAT

  • Exceptional staff management background

  • Minimum of two years experience at Financial Controller level

  • Excellent communicator

  • Project management

  • Proven ability of working under pressure;

  • Strong IT skills

Experience working in one of our specialist fields would be highly beneficial;

Real Estate / Property / Construction / Retail / Asset Management / Private Equity / Telecoms / Media / Technology / Legal / Oil & Gas / Corporate Finance



Salaries for a Financial Controller vary depending on experience and company size:

Financial Controllers in a <£500m business should expect a salary between £50,000 to £120,000

Financial Controllers in a £500m+ business should expect a salary between £80,000 to £200,000


Career Progression

Most Financial Controllers would look to take the natural step to Finance Director with 2 to 5 years solid experience behind them.


Our Financial Division recruit for financial roles including:

CFO / Finance Director / Financial Controller / Finance Manager / Internal Auditor / Client Accountant / Project Accountant / Fund Accountant / Qualified Financial Accountant / Qualified Management Accountant / Service Charge Accountant / Real Estate Analyst / Financial Modeller / Fixed Asset Accountant / Treasury Accountant / Part Qualified Financial Accountant / Part Qualified Management Accountant


If you’re looking for Financial Controller Jobs or if you are looking for more information on our Finance & Accountancy Recruitment

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