Financial Controller

Financial Controller


Location: Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham

Report to:  General Manager

Salary: TBC (pro-rata + benefits)

Job purpose / overview:

The financial controller will assist the management team in keeping sound financial records in order to provide a platform to report, more regularly and with more accuracy, the financial performance of the company.

Key Responsibilities:


● Responsible for maintaining the book-keeping of the company and ensuring the Xero accounting platform is kept up to date and reconciled weekly.

o Bank reconciliations
o Invoice checking and entry
o Supplier payments
o Posting of monthly sales journals and VAT
o Supplier reconciliations


●To assist with the board with the production of an annual budget. Providing reporting mechanisms to facilitate overall budgetary control.


●  To help create and maintain financial systems and internal controls to provide budgetary control.

●  Reporting periodically on the company’s performance against

●  Assistance in managing the company’s cash flow reporting.

●  Preparation of quarterly management accounts.

● Assisting the company accountants in preparation on statutory accounts. 

● Handling all communications in relation to tax compliance with the company’s accountants, supporting where necessary.

● Monitoring business performance and achieved margins, providing a weekly management reporting pack for the operational board.

● Preparation of monthly board report for presentation to directors and representatives from Group.

● Assistance in strategic planning, undertaking competitive analysis to aid the Directors in key management decisions.

Key Skill Requirements:

● 3+ years accounting industry experience.
● Relevant accounting qualifications. 

● Experience of cloud accounting platforms, preferably Xero. 

● Good communication skills – both verbally and in writing. 

● Analytical capability to enable continual improvement of output.
● A desire to come up with new ideas and share inspiration and interesting finds with the team.

● Demonstrate keen attention to detail, speed and eye for creativity.

● Have the ability to get it done autonomously but leveraging the strengths of your teammates where appropriate.

● A hands-on individual who can take control and responsibility of managing your own tasks.

● Organisational, time management and teamwork skills.

● Ability to work well with project management tools, task sharing and meeting deadlines.
Good at prioritising and natural ability to tackle various logistical issues.

● Ability to work on own initiative and meet deadlines.

● Curiosity and commitment to testing new ideas and innovating to drive better results

● Familiarity with industry terminology and techniques. 


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