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Financial Controller - Construction/Engineering

  • Job reference: 914172
  • Location: West End, London
  • Salary: GBP85000 - GBP100000 per annum
  • Job type: Contract, Permanent
  • Sector: Finance, Financial Controller
  • Date posted: 19/05/2017

Large project development for a leading construction/engineering company is seeking, ideally, a permanent Financial Controller ACA/ACCA/CIMA to progress a joint venture project from development through to the construction phase. The successful candidate will be fully qualified with demonstrable experience in project management and building, developing and managing a team.


The Financial Controller will have day-to-day management of a team of three (one Purchase Ledger Manager, one Treasury/Cash Manager and one Management Reporting Analyst), reporting to the CFO.

This role is based in the West End, London but will require travel to other UK sites including Folkestone.


  • Plan and manage the transition of existing finance function to one that can accommodate the business' development and growth
  • Ownership of ledgers and monthly and annual management reports to senior management including budgets, forecasts, and cash flow forecasting
  • Drawing down of funds in a timely manner to meet the business/project requirements
  • Prepare statutory financial accounts and ensure compliance in both the UK and France
  • Administration of UK registered company and French location
  • Liaise with external auditors and advisors to ensure smooth annual audit and ongoing tax and statutory compliance
  • Help maintain the business plan
  • Liaise with external advisors to address taxation and compliance issues as required
  • Manage timely submission of VAT & TVA returns and recovery
  • Manage outsourced payroll and related annual submissions
  • Work with the engineering / regulatory teams to ensure robust regulatory reporting and compliance
  • Be involved in all other aspects of developing the finance function and ad-hoc duties as required


  • Qualified Accountant ACA/ACCA/CIMA- essential
  • Energetic person with a problem-solving attitude and strong communication skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Willing to work in a growing and team environment
  • Experience of setting up and designing a finance function would be desirable
  • Experience of construction and cross border related VAT issues
  • Experience of working in a project / construction business
  • Experience of Sage 200
  • Collaborative work ethic with the ability to coach and influence stakeholders
  • Flexible in approach and attitude
  • Professional and personable


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As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.