Financial Controller

Posted 13 January 2022
Salary£60000 - £65000 per annum
LocationLondon
Job type Permanent
Reference9731_1642084135
Contact NameDaniela Cavallina

Job description

This leading commodities trading house is seeking a fully qualified accountant for a maternity cover 12-month contract which will be required to start at the end of February.

Working for a small entity within the group, the role will be extremely varied and will require someone has broad finance experience, ideally gained from an SME environment. The role reports into the FD.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the daily activities for the trade book, including, oversight of accounts payable, cash accounting, credit control & other trade-related activities.
  • Finalise build-out of company processes such as FX, Accounts Payable, and funding arrangements, leveraging resources & systems to assign the core daily tasks.
  • Month-end accounting work such as accrual calculations, intercompany process, valuations review, forward book preparation, rationalisation of results, and completion of group accounting process in the Cognos group reporting system.
  • Preparation of monthly management accounts and commentary for the trade book.
  • Look after the entity level requirements, including statutory accounts, VAT returns, corporation tax, and any other local compliance activities that may arise. This will be done with support from group legal and group tax teams.
  • Provide support to the Finance Director on other projects (eg. FX exposure management

Skills & Experience

  • Qualified Accountant (either CIMA or ACCA)
  • Experience as a Financial Controller from an SME or multi entity environment.
  • Ideally international entity experience
  • Experience in mark to market accounting and multi-currency environment.
  • Commodities experience ideal but not essential
  • Knowledge of Navision, Cognos and SAP would be advantageous

Inventum Group is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.