Financial Manager / Financial Controller - Surrey

Consultant
Nils Lloyd-Penny
Date Posted
30 Jul 2020
Work Type
Part Time
Start
ASAP
2173
Interim
Hospitality
Competitive rate

Our client based in Surrey (Health & Fitness) require a Financial Manager for an initial 3 month contract (4 days per week).

The role will report directly to the Finance Director and GM and has line responsibility for the Finance Team. They are looking for someone to provide leadership and coordination of company financial controls, reporting, and planning management functions.

Due to the complex nature of the business with many different units (medical, wellness, hospitality etc.) they will need a candidate with strong experience. Full details of the role are listed below.

They have a relatively new PMS (property management room booking system) and need to make sure the revenue streams and internal allocations from packages are properly aligned. 

There is the possibility that this will be extended or made into a permanent role.


  • Direct and coordinate the financial reporting in accordance with an agreed time-line.
  • Management accounts – 10th of the month
  • Month end Reporting 
  • Month end forecast – 15th of the month
  • Balance Sheet Reconciliations – 25th of the month
  • Cash flow
  • Group reporting
  • Ensure that the financial records are accurate and complete with adequate supporting information & align with the Uniform System of Accounting for the lodging industry.
  • Ensure the integrity of the monthly payroll and managing the HMRC.
  • Monitor and analyse monthly operating results against plan and provide guidance and advice. Proposal going forward. Month end review with Dept heads.
  • Recommend benchmarks for measuring the financial and operating performance of departments. KPI’s / Statistics – Rooms , Covers , Ave Spend per cover, Spa treatments, Mayr treatments – need to consider how we factor into Management accounts
  • Oversee daily operations of the finance department using Sage and SMS Host
  • Manage the preparation of financial forecasts. – 15th month
  • Ensure compliance with HMRC and other appropriate legislation requirements.
  • Work with department managers to ensure that financial information is clearly understood by their teams and assist in developing and monitoring internal controls.
  • Ensure that the company, by developing controls and protocols, acts in a manner to minimise fraud.
  • To ensure that written department and financial protocols and/or standard operating procedures are actioned, accessible, up to date, tested and regularly reviewed.
  • Establish, and maintain an organisational structure and staffing plan to accomplish the department's goals and objectives.
  • Carry out audits and reviews of internal controls and provide recommendations for procedural improvements.
  • Establish and implement short- and long-range departmental goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures.
  • Manage the timely preparation for the annual audit providing the auditors with their data requirements
  • Other duties as assigned by the Finance Director, GM and provide reports to the Shareholders representative as required.


  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles including UK Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. 
  • Knowledge of automated financial and accounting reporting systems. A
  • bility to analyse financial data and prepare financial reports, statements, and projections. Working knowledge of short and long term budgeting and forecasting, rolling budgets, and product-line profitability analysis.
  • Work requires professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to motivate teams to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects. Ability to participate in and facilitate group meetings.
  • Work requires willingness to work a flexible schedule.


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