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We are looking for an experienced Financial Controller, or Comptroller, to undertake all aspects of financial management, including corporate accounting, regulatory and financial reporting, budget and forecasts preparation, as well as development of internal control policies and procedures. Finance Controller responsibilities will also include financial risk management.
A Financial Controller is responsible for overseeing all financial activities within an organization. While their specific duties may vary depending on the industry and company size, here are some common tasks that a Financial Controller may perform on a day-to-day basis:
Financial Reporting: Preparing financial statements, such as balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements, on a regular basis to provide accurate and timely financial information to management and stakeholders.
Budgeting and Forecasting: Developing and monitoring budgets, as well as creating financial forecasts to help guide strategic decision-making and ensure the organization's financial stability and growth.
Internal Controls: Establishing and maintaining internal control procedures to safeguard the organization's assets, ensure compliance with laws and regulations, and prevent fraud or misuse of funds.
Financial Analysis: Conducting financial analysis and interpreting data to identify trends, risks, and opportunities. This may involve analyzing key performance indicators, variances, and other financial metrics to support management in making informed decisions.
Cash Flow Management: Monitoring cash flows and liquidity, including managing the organization's working capital, optimizing cash flow processes, and implementing strategies to improve cash flow levels.
Tax Compliance: Ensuring compliance with tax regulations and coordinating with external tax advisors to prepare and file tax returns accurately and on time.
Financial Planning and Strategy: Participating in strategic planning and providing financial insights and recommendations to support business decision-making. This may involve assessing investment opportunities, conducting feasibility studies, and evaluating financial risks.
Team Management: Overseeing and managing the finance team, including providing guidance, mentoring, and facilitating professional development.
Liaising with Internal and External Stakeholders: Collaborating with various departments, such as sales, operations, and human resources, to gather financial information and align financial goals with overall business objectives. Additionally, maintaining relationships with external parties such as auditors, banks, and regulatory authorities.
Ad hoc Financial Projects: Undertaking special projects and initiatives as assigned by senior management, which may include financial system implementations, process improvements, or mergers and acquisitions.
Please note that the exact responsibilities can vary depending on the organization and its specific needs.
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