Financial Controller

England, Hertfordshire, Stevenage
£55000 - £60000 per annum
08 May 2019
07 Jun 2019
Alicja Gogol
Qualification Level
Fully qualified
Professional Membership
Contract Type

An internationally renowned business, specialising in medical devices are now seeking a dynamic and commercially minded Financial Controller, to lead the UK Finance team and play an integral role in the business.

Client Details

Our client is a global, multibillion medical device manufacturer, specialising in dentistry. World leading in its field and delivering a world-class portfolio of high performance products through exceptional service and a long history of innovation and technical excellence. Currently seeking a Financial Controller to join their Stevenage office and play an integral role in the business as well as have the ability to make a difference.


Financial close and reconciliation process:
  • Ownership over the monthly feed (US GAAP adjustments)
  • Completion and review of reconciliations of balance sheet accounts
  • Review, approval & monitoring of reserves (receivable, rebates, restructuring, misc., etc.)
  • Review & approval of monthly accruals or accounting adjustments
  • Preparation of quarterly tax packs, reconciliation of tax accounts, ownership of annual provision to return process
  • Preparation and signature of quarterly representation letter
  • Preparation of other WW reporting requests (balance sheet flux, y/e disclosure information schedules, etc.)
  • Raise issues to the watchlist in a timely manner and drive these issues to resolution
  • Coordinate GAAP/accounting principles training for local team
  • Coordinate process changes for accounting transaction process

  • Review of contracts and terms and conditions
    • Ensure that contracts are in place and correct accounting in terms of revenue and cost recognition is applied
    • Review significant business plans/tenders to ensure accounting implications/tax issues are being considered
    • Review significant financial solution (i.e. rental, leasing) or credit actions and define path forward in conjunction with regional controller
    • Coordinate with the finance manager to ensure that revenue recognition is correctly reflected in estimates and understood in actuals
    • Ensure all standard contracts/contract templates are subject to annual review
    • Control environment
    • Ensure that all frameworks and flowcharts are kept updated
    • Ensure that all key controls are executed as described

    Local filings
  • Annual preparation of statutory accounts under local GAAP in line with local deadline
  • Preparation of reconciliation between US GAAP accounts and local statutory accounts
  • Preparation of income tax return and related items
  • Ensure all other statutory filings are completed in line with local deadlines (VAT filings, other tax filings, etc.)
  • Ensure local tax consequences are considered in all major business decisions BS & assets management controls
  • Participate in accounts receivable collection calls
  • Ensure physical asset checks are performed as required

  • Audit
  • Coordinate & act as a lead for preparation for internal and external audits
  • Resolve all audit issues on a timely basis

  • Ad-Hoc Projects
  • Act as a consultant for key process changes and systems and infrastructure implementation to ensure GAAP and internal control compliance

  • Profile

    The successful Financial Controller:
  • ACA, ACCA OR CIMA qualified
  • Strong understanding of US GAAP
  • Strong knowledge of local tax compliance requirements
  • Ability to work effectively across multiple countries with both Finance and Operational personnel
  • Strong Excel skills
  • 8+ years of accounting experience required
  • Extensive knowledge of GAAP reporting
  • Cost accounting and standard costing experience
  • SAP experience desired

  • Job Offer

    This is a great opportunity to further your skills and experience, and with the relatively small size of the accounts team, be able to have an impact on operations. Once established in the role, there could also be the opportunity for an element of flexible working (e.g. working from home).

    Additional benefits include; a generous pension, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, access to Employee Assistance Program, Death in Service and an impressive sickness policy.