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Financial Controller

Job Description

Are you an experienced financial accountant looking for the next step in your career? Our well-established client, is currently looking for a Financial Controller to lead their finance team. The role supports the wider business growth agenda, by providing leadership and coaching to our accounting team and acts as a first point of contact in the business.

Initially a temporary role with the chance to be made permanent for the correct candidate.

Salary/ Benefits
In order to attract the very best talent on the market a generous remuneration package is on offer based on experience plus a range of benefits.

Our client is a trailblazer in their industry and works with multiple global vendors to ensure the delivery of perishable goods. Established in 1970, our client has extensive knowledge in the distribution and shipping industry.

The Ideal Person

If you've 5+ years' PQE working as a financial controller this role could be your next career move.
The ideal candidate will:

  • Fully qualified Accountant (ACA / CIMA / ACCA)
  • 5+ years PQE in a broad financial controller or financial accounting role
  • Experience of producing Management Accounts / balance sheet reconciliations
  • Experience of Managing a financial external audit
  • Experience of leading and developing a Team
  • Experience of working to tight deadlines
  • Experience of driving and implementing business and system process improvements
  • Experience of working within a fast paced environment
  • Driven / Self-motivated and confident
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft packages (Incl. Word / Excel / Power-point & Teams).
  • Able to communicate effectively with all levels of management


  • Logistics company experience
  • Experience working within a division of a wider group
  • Experience of working with Sage 200 accounting software
  • Experience of working with Mandata transport systems
  • Commercially and operationally astute

As a Financial Controller you will:

  • A Manage the delivery of timely weekly and monthly financial reporting to group.
  • Ensure the accuracy and timely production and delivery of weekly and monthly Accounts.
  • Development and delivery of variance analysis commentary.
  • Manage completion & delivery of year-end financial reporting in line with UK GAAP / IFRS.
  • Management and completion of the year end external audit.
  • Preparation of statutory accounts, ensuring appropriate regulatory compliance.
  • Act as the point of contact for group reporting, submission of both actuals, forecasts & budgets.
  • Maintain and develop compliance with group control policies and framework (GO Policy).
  • Development and delivery of Key Performance Indicator report.
  • Formally review all Balance Sheet reconciliations each month.
  • Own all banking and payments (incl. control) systems and processes.
  • Formally review the VAT, Tax, National Statistics and PSA returns ensuring that they are submitted accurately and on time.
  • Manage and develop a team of qualified and part qualified accountants.
  • Provide oversight and support to transactional finance team.
  • Proactively review systems processes and procedures, recommending and implementing. improvements to further improve speed / quality and costs.
  • Provide business partnering support to operations functions including forecasting and budgeting

For further information on this vacancy, or any other Accounting and finance job in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Hannah MacLaren in the strictest confidence.