Financial Controller
Wilmslow, Manchester Employer: Cloud Imperium Games
Job Level: Senior Level Job Type: Permanent
Cloud Imperium Games is a rapidly growing games company and are looking for a Financial Controller operationally and functionally reporting to the CFO.

The duties of this role shall be to lead, motivate and manage the operational finance function within CIG Limited and affiliates. Providing professional financial management expertise and support to the business Officers / Directors to achieve CIG’s financial goals, targets and objectives at both operational and strategic levels. In particular to plan, organise and control the finance function following the strategic leadership of CIG’s CFO ensuring that all statutory and legal compliances are met in full and all external financial relationships are maintained to a high standard.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities:

• Preparation & Review of Monthly Management Accounts, including: ? Balance sheet and sub-ledger review & reconciliations (especially sales / collection reconciliations) ? Accruals and general ledger journals and review ? Fixed Asset register and maintenance
• Production of Cost Reporting including internal reports and external reports where required.
• Production Budget including O/H cost analysis/control including time recording.
• Accounts payable and accounts receivable analysis and credit control management.
• Regular cash-flow forecasting (inc PO system implementation/development and integration).
• Preparation and submission of Sales Tax list reports and other government reports as required.
• Assistance in Year-end accounts preparation and analysis and tax computation planning (including tax credit claims).
• Assistance in annual budget preparation and quarterly rolling forecasts.
• KPI production, management and monitoring, time sheet/labour/cost allocation by function.
• Ad-hoc accounts analysis.
• Team management and development.
• Manage the time related positioning of all related resources to achieve daily/weekly requirements from the finance department.
• Analyse production/project finance management.
• Determine and implement improvements within the finance team.
• Implement strengthened financial control approvals and processes as required.
• Monitor and review the performance of staff and organise necessary interventions for improvement.
• Ensure efficient collaboration and co-ordination between relevant CIG departments and Management.

The “Financial Controller” must be an authoritative team leader and motivator, while also being an approachable team player. The “Financial Controller” will need to demonstrate exceptional financial, organizational and time management skills. The ability to plan ahead, trouble shoot and pay close attention to detail is vital in this role. The “Financial Controller” must be an excellent communicator, with tact and diplomacy skills, as being able to deal confidentially with business finances in what can be a very pressurised leadership function is essential.

The “Financial Controller” must also constantly prioritize tasks. They may be frequently interrupted, therefore the ability to multi-task is crucial. The “Financial Controller” may be required to work the hours required to ‘get the job done’, so a strong commitment to the job is essential. This role can become highly pressurized and stressful, therefore a flexible and positive approach is a key requirement and is highly valued.

Key Competencies:

• critical thinking and problem solving skills
• planning and organising
• financial excellence
• co-ordination and control
• time management
• attention to detail
• decision-making
• world class communication skills
• persuasiveness
• negotiation
• influencing and leading
• delegation
• team work
• conflict management
• adaptability & stress tolerance

The Financial Controller role within CIG is a leadership position which requires total confidentiality and discretion. The Financial Controller must maintain a strong people centred focus ensuring the team delivers all aspects of Financial Management as required by the business and staff enjoys the process.