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Financial Control Manager - 8 month FTC - Edinburgh

£42,000 - £52,000 + plus benefits - Financial Services - Accountancy & Finance
Ref: 1947 Date Posted: Tuesday 10 May 2022
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W&A is working with an established retail bank based in Edinburgh to help source a Financial Control Manager for an 8-month fixed term contract. This role offers flexible working with the option to work from home for the majority of the time.

You’ll support the organisation in the delivery of end-to-end financial control activity through the preparation and management of accounts, reconciliation schedules and other supporting documentation.

Additionally, you will be reviewing and challenging the monthly profit and loss, liaising with the function or franchise to understand and interpret the results.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to take on a new challenge and put their analytical and problem-solving skills to use.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for the delivery and integrity of monthly, quarterly and annual financial information, including balance sheet, profit and loss account, and internal and external reporting
  • Preparing statutory accounts for legal entities and prepare management accounts, intercompany analysis, and assist in the delivery of budgeting and forecasting
  • Act as a key partner and proactively contribute to decision making on complex or specialist issues, demonstrating judgement and a thorough understanding of the business
  • Review and challenge internal and external reporting and balance sheet substantiation
  • Act as an internal customer relationship manager and effectively maintain relationships with stakeholders
  • Support the delivery of accurate and timely statutory accounts for legal entities
  • Complete value-added reporting and analysis to meet our customers’ needs
  • Work with the team and centres of excellence to standardise processes and outputs and to undertake continuous improvement activity

Required Skills & Attributes:

  • Professional accounting qualification or have significant relevant experience in place of this
  • Knowledge and experience in financial control, preferably gained within financial services
  • Worked in a global context
  • A proven ability to build strong working relationships with a variety of stakeholders and customers across organisations and geographical boundaries, influencing and challenging as required
  • Up to date knowledge of accounting standards
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to clearly and succinctly articulate issues to senior management
  • Demonstrable commitment to continuous improvement activity
  • An astute eye for detail