Financial Controller


Portland, ME

Industry: Financial Services


8 - 10 years

Posted 340 days ago

  by    Tom Smith

Job Description

Reporting into the Managing Director of the North American business, the Financial Controller position is located in Portland, Maine. Primary duties and responsibilities include the following:

-Business performance management including review of actual performance against targets, and business initiatives in order to understand performance drivers and inform performance management discussions.

-Liaise with the business to challenge and understand profit results and provide background and explanations as appropriate.

-Ensure the development and operation of appropriate financial control systems and procedures within the finance functions of the Company. Review, challenge and replace established processes and procedures where necessary.

-Oversee the operation of all aspects of the Company's accounting function including, general ledger, maintenance and reconciliation of the cash book, accounts payable/accounts receivable, fixed asset register, inventory, salesledger (including invoicing and credit control), job costing, salestaxreporting and product performance measures.

-Work with senior managers to prepare detailed budgets, forecasting and monthly reporting.

-Perform reconciliations and analysis, ensuring effective controls are in place.

-Participate as a full member of the senior management team of the Company.

-Manage, motivate and develop accounting staff, providing assistance and development where necessary, including the conduct of performance reviews in accordance with the procedures of the Company.

-Assist the Corporate Finance function in the development and application of Group Accounting Policies.

-Perform treasury functions for the Company.

-Perform payroll for the business.

-Preparation of financial information including weekly management reports and monthly management accounts.

-Production of monthly budget monitoring information to management.

-Maintenance of cash flow information biweekly.

-Review of contract costing and provision requirements on a monthly basis.

-Full reconciliation of balance sheet accounts on a monthly basis.

-Work with external agencies such as Internal Revenue and Public Accountants.

-Coordinate the annual budgeting process and quarterly forecasting process for the Company.

-Work with operational managers to ensure the accuracy of financial information and to provide support and information as -reasonably required.

-Apply for consideration within 48 hours of submission. Should your resume be deemed suitable for the vacancy, you will be called by Tom Smith from Michael Page promptly.

About Our Client

My client is a medium sized, international, infrastructure and engineering management company with operations across the globe. With their global headquarters in the United Kingdom, but significant revenue streams generated in the North America, they are looking for a divisional financial controller for one of their largest North American based business units.

They boast a 30 year pedigree and an impressive track record of success, with significant pipeline. They have a strong reputation for engineering excellence with businesses and public organizations the world over.

The Successful Applicant

In return for a competitive remuneration package, the successful candidate will possess the following:

-Bachelor's Degree in Accounting

-7+ years of relevant experience within an accounting environment demonstrating a track record of ability to implement high standards of financial control

-3+ years of experience managing employees

-MBA required or equivalent experience. CPAs will also be considered

-Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures

-Experience with Microsoft Dynamics ERP - highly desirable but not essential

What's on Offer

-$ 110,000 to $ 120,000

-Performance related bonus scheme (likely bonus % disclosed upon offer)

In addition to the above financial components, the company benefits are excellent. This includes:

-Health, dental and vision coverage

-Term life insurance

-AD&D and short and long term disability coverage


-401K plan. The employee may contribute up to 20% of their annual salary to the plan up to the IRS limit of $18,000 and the employer currently matches 50% (vesting schedule applicable).

$110K - $120K