Financial Controller - Buckinghamshire, Bourne End

Consultant
Nils Lloyd-Penny
Date Posted
07 Dec 2021
Work Type
Part Time
Start
ASAP
2371
Permanent
Pharma
Negotiable

A UK subsidiary of a medium-sized, privately-owned German pharmaceutical company require a new Financial Controller to join the business on a part time basis (3 to 4 days per week initially).

Reports to the Managing Director; requires broad experience of the finance function covering management and financial accounting, as well as day-to-day bookkeeping and related administrative work. Strong IT skills and extensive knowledge and experience of SAGE accounting software and/or similar accounting software are required. 

This position would suit a pro-active self-starter who is qualified accountant, familiar with working in a subsidiary company environment.


  • Ownership of key financial processes, including external billing, making payments, managing bank accounts and cash flow.
  • Issuing of purchase orders and reconciling these with invoices.
  • Providing monthly management accounts, including profit & loss, balance sheet, cash flow with variance analysis and additional financial data to Head Office as required. Preparation of the UK’s monthly report to Head Office.
  • Draft year end accounts up to trial balance with all balance sheet items reconciled for submission to the external auditors.
  • Statutory reporting includes quarterly VAT returns for the UK and bi-monthly returns for Ireland, and monthly Intrastat reporting for both markets.
  • Preparing payroll changes. (Payroll is currently outsourced)
  • Prepare and submit quarterly and annual Voluntary Scheme for branded medicines Pricing and Access (VPAS) returns to the Dept. of Health and Social Care. The job holder will also be responsible for recording systematically the data required for the annual Declaration of Payments to healthcare professionals and institutions in a format in line with the industry Code of Conduct.
  • Monthly bank reconciliation.
  • Monthly stock reconciliation.
  • Prepare purchase orders and post all invoices and manage timely payment to ensure good relations with suppliers.
  • Manage IT/telephone/lease car suppliers.
  • Receive all receipts and ensure payments are appropriately allocated.
  • Work with the MD to maintain and update budgets and cash flow on a quarterly basis.
  • Work with the MD and other managers to prepare the annual budget presentation for submission to Head Office.
  • Review and arrange payment of expense claims and petty cash management and ensure agreed financial controls are adhered to.
  • Provide support and guidance to other managers within their area of responsibility as required.


  • Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA).
  • Good inter-personal skills.
  • Able to prioritise and resolve problems and meet deadlines.
  • Strong IT skills and extensive knowledge and experience of accounting software including cloud based software.
  • Knowledge of financial legislation and VAT and an understanding of PAYE.

Salary: Negotiable; benefits include private healthcare, death in service benefit and 22 days annual leave based on a 4 day week.

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Role: Financial Controller
Location: Buckinghamshire, Bourne End
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