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Financial Controller

A financial controller is responsible for managing all aspects of a countries financial operations and plays a critical role in managing and optimizing the organisations financial resources and ensuring long-term financial stability and success.

Key responsibilities for an Financial Controller include:

  • Working with the CFO and COO to produce management accounts, statutory accounts, and board reporting.
  • Creating monthly and annual reports to identify results, trends and provide financial forecast budgeting compared with actuals
  • Manage cashflow by tracking transactions and regular reviewing 
  • Managing the end of year annual accounts process including completion of the audit
  • Manage a team 2 or more who will be responsible for transactional finance (AP/AR/Credit Control) whilst encouraging process automation where possible.
  • Continuingly striving to improve processes to support the business during its next growth phase.


  • Responsible for quarterly board reporting (using the Corporate Longevity models)
  • Responsible for consolidating Longevity group subsidiary financial information for quarterly BVA variances to Finance Director
  • Responsible for providing narrative and explanation for quarterly BVA variances to CFO
  • Review Month-end Accounts
  • Responsible for Year-end accounts, audit, tax filing and processes
  • Responsible for scheduling Year end audit and tax timetable including ensuring statutory filing is done on time.

Payroll (incl benefits) 

  • Deal with new starters and leavers
  • Schedule probation meetings (Longevity)
  • Maintain staff information
  • Forward payroll information to payroll provider
  • Check payroll information fromprovider
  • Create payroll reports for approval
  • Supply Accounts team with payroll journals to be posted on Sage
  • Liaise with benefits provider team on pension ect
  • Make sure that pension certificates are issued
  • Make salary payments, including TAX and Pension by deadlines
  • Check leave schedule maintained on People
  • Staff Vetting
  • Deal with staff queries
  • Deal with annual benefits ​reporting and payments.
  • Oversee approving VAT reporting.
  • Oversee Supplier Invoicing process and purchase order system.
  • Oversee Customers Invoicing process and approval of sales invoices
  • Cash management


  • Liaise with bank manager
  • Set up and approval of new bank accounts
  • Deal with queries
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Review weekly bank reconciliations
  • Check and sign final month-end bank reconciliations
  • Petty cash
  • Check and sign final monthly Petty Cash reconciliation
  • Perform sport check of PC on a quarterly basis

​Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or a related field. A master’s degree in business administration (MBA) or a finance-related field is preferred.
  • ACA/ACCA qualified or similar or relevant qualification
  • Extensive experience in progressively responsible financial leadership roles, with a minimum of 5 years working in finance and accounting.
  • Strong knowledge of financial and accounting principles, regulations, and best practices.
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to interpret complex financial data.
  • Exceptional strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Proven leadership and team management skills.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and external stakeholders.