Financial Controller

@Deluxe Transportation & Logistics posted 3 weeks ago

Job Description

Job Summary

The Financial Controller reports directly to the Head of Finance and also works closely with the Head of Operations.

The Financial Controller is responsible for managing all finance and accounting operations, for regulatory and compliance reporting of all financial related items, including project cost management, vendor cost control, cash flow management and where applicable, annual maintenance contract management and tax compliance, while providing the necessary financial data and tools to support the business units and regional teams to run their units/regions effectively.

Main Responsibilities

  • Comply with any applicable regulatory reporting requirements and tax filings
  • Ensure compliance with the laws and regulations applicable where the company is established
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • Cash flow management for projects, business units and the whole company.
  • Improve efficiencies and reducing costs across the business
  • Support the account receivables collection process
  • Be the key contact with the Group’s primary audit team and provide assistance to both internal and external auditors.
  • Ensure internal group and regional policies, standards and procedures are applied and supported with delivering training on those as required.
  • Proactively make recommendations to improve current processes and procedures, creating long term efficiencies and drive implementation of those in the Finance Department
  • Operate within the delegated authorities for processing of payments and approval of expenditures, ensuring financial approval matrices are followed.
  • Perform the accounting / book keeping operations including A/P, GL, Cost Accounting, Inventory Accounting and project accounting in accordance with the applicable accounting standards
  • Prepare revenue recognition report in co-ordination with Project Managers and Logistics co-ordinator.
  • Produce monthly financial reports in accordance with both local and group accounting standards.
  • Perform month-end and year-end close process
  • Ensure related party balances are consistent between the entities
  • Prepare and file VAT returns as per FTA requirement
  • Create and maintain legal documents, Board resolutions for corporate changes
  • Ensure quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting

In addition, the role will support the Head of Finance in the following activities:

  • Provide strategic insight to the Regional MD, e.g. through producing synthetised and insightful MI dashboard to facilitate executive decision-making process, translating numbers into key business advice.
  • Develop a financial strategy, including risk and opportunity assessment and mitigation plans to minimise risks where required
  • High-level financial reporting and analysis
  • Preparing financial statement for Audit
  • Coordinate and direct the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts and report variances
  • Regular project, business unit & company budget consolidation

Required Competencies

  • Project accounting and cost control
  • Financial Planning and Analysis, budgeting and forecasting activities
  • Strong analytical skills and agile with numbers
  • Excellent English communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Experience in preparing and delivering presentations to internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience working for a software vendor on software licence agreements and support service level agreements
  • Experience of Microsoft Dynamics Navision
  • A minimum bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance and/or accounting qualifications, CPA, ACA or equivalent.
  • Proven working experience as a Financial Controller for a minimum of 5 years including:
  • Accounting, general ledger activities and the month-end/year end close process
  • Project based software deployment and annual maintenance contract management
  • Preparing financial statements

  • Company: Deluxe Transportation & Logistics
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Education Level: Bachelor
  • Experience: 5 Years
  • Job Type: Finance

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