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Company Capita Plc
Location London
Salary Competitive
Job Type Full Time
Added 6 days ago

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Becoming a Financial Controller with Capita Plc:

The Financial Controller role will report directly to the Finance Director in this fast paced, ever-expanding division of Capita Plc

The role will ensure that the leadership teams understand in detail their full P&Ls and variances to budget and supports and business partners the leadership team in delivering their objectives.

The role has a lot of scope to add further value to the business in supporting their growth opportunities and manage their cost base.


What you will do:


  • Produce monthly P&L management accounts and relevant variance analysis (with commentary) in line with the company's reporting deadline

  • Monthly Reporting – produce monthly reports incl P&Ls, trading Balance sheet a/c recs, working capital schedules, cash forecasting and monitoring, risks & opportunities etc

  • Monthly forecasting – produce and understand the monthly forecast with the support of the relevant Ops managers

  • Active role in delivering business change initiatives

  • Minimize the business’ working capital requirements by ensuring timely billing of revenue, monitoring overdue debtors, reviewing cash receipts and payments.

  • Work closely with operations and project management to ensure projects are delivered within budget

  • Ensure all financial controls within the business are adhered to. Highlight areas for increased controls, generate business “buy in”, and implement the controls as necessary

  • Support and challenge operational colleagues, bringing rigour to business decision making

  • Business planning – work with the business to produce the BP each year

  • Develop MI as needed to enable decision making

  • Ensure IFRS15 and IAS38 compliance where applicable

  • Assist the FD and Ops directors in driving forward cost saving initiatives

  • Adhere to and drive forward Business unit and Group governance

  • Work with other management accountants to support with adhoc tasks

  • Work with offshore team who are responsible for all transactional work

  • Continued process improvements

  • Ad hoc projects


Your experience will include:

  • Fully ACA qualified with some PQE experience and a strong academic background

  • Preferable to have had experience in large organisations

  • Big 4 background

  • Communication – Ability to interact with Finance and Non Finance stakeholders at various levels of seniority

  • Proactive – Ability to seek out improvements and influence at all levels

  • Flexibility & Adaptability – Ability to prioritise own workload and be flexible during crucial deadlines. Occasional travel may be required. Ability to adapt to and drive changing demands and conditions

  • Attention to detail – Ability to identify, understand and resolve/escalate potential issues

  • IT – must have strong Excel skills. SAP knowledge would be advantageous but not essential.


About Capita Plc

Capita Plc is the UK’s leading provider of business process management and integrated professional support service solutions. Through quality solutions, tailored to our customers’ needs, we’ve helped countless organisations unlock value and maximise their potential. With access to our range of unique and diverse opportunities, offering real career advancement and progression, we can unlock your potential too.

What’s in it for you?

At Capita, we believe an open, transparent working environment that encourages ingenuity and collaboration – with colleagues, customers and clients – is what makes us so effective at what we do.

As well as a generous basic salary, we also give you 23 day’s holiday (rising to 27), company matched pension scheme and access to a variety of voluntary benefit options. These include a share save scheme, life assurance, holiday buy and many more designed to suit your own personal lifestyle, such as retail, health & wellbeing and leisure discounts.

You’ll be joining a network of some of the most experienced, innovative and dedicated people in the country - the opportunities to learn new skills, develop in your career and grow and as we grow are almost endless. Our mission is to help you realise your potential – whatever that means to you.

What we hope you will do next

Help us find out more about you by completing our short application process – click apply now.

Capita operates as an equal opportunities employer and we welcome all applications regardless of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, disability, age, political opinions or trade union membership.

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