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Longevity Partners

Financial Controller

Europe


Longevity Partners is a multi-disciplinary energy and sustainability consultancy and investment business. It was established in 2015 to support the transition to a low carbon economy in the UK, Europe and worldwide. We have offices in London, Paris, Munich, Amsterdam, San Francisco, Austin and New York.

The company is recruiting a Financial Controller to maintain financial control for all management businesses of Longevity and subsidiaries. The individual will work closely with senior management to ensure the smooth running of day-to-day activity and manage and supervise the finance team (management accountant / accounts assistance).

This position is based in one of our European offices.Longevity Partners is a multi-disciplinary energy and sustainability consultancy and investment business. It was established in 2015 to support the transition to a low carbon economy in the UK, Europe and worldwide. We have offices in London, Paris, Munich, Amsterdam, San Francisco, Austin and New York.


Key Responsibilities

  • Working with the CFO and COO to produce management accounts, statutory accounts, and board reporting.
  • Creating monthly and annual reports to identify results, trends and provide financial forecast budgeting compared with actuals
  • Manage cashflow by tracking transactions and regular reviewing 
  • Managing the end of year annual accounts process including completion of the audit
  • Manage a team of 2 who will be responsible for transactional finance (AP/AR/Credit Control) whilst encouraging process automation where possible.
  • Continuingly striving to improve processes to support the business during its next growth phase.

 

Reporting

  • Responsible for quarterly board reporting (using the Corporate Longevity models)
  • Responsible for consolidating Longevity group subsidiary financial information for quarterly BVA variances to Finance Director
  • Responsible for providing narrative and explanation for quarterly BVA variances to CFO
  • Review Month-end Accounts
  • Responsible for Year-end accounts, audit, tax filing and processes
  • Responsible for scheduling Year end audit and tax timetable including ensuring statutory filing is done on time.

 

Payroll (incl benefits) 

  • Deal with new starters and leavers
  • Schedule probation meetings (Longevity)
  • Maintain staff information
  • Forward payroll information to BDO payroll team
  • Check payroll information from BDO
  • Create payroll reports for approval
  • Supply Accounts team with payroll journals to be posted on Sage
  • Liaise with PS Aspire benefits team on Group Life, Pension and BUPA
  • Make sure that pension certificates are issued
  • Make salary payments, including PAYE and Pension by deadlines
  • Check leave schedule maintained on People
  • Staff Vetting
  • Deal with staff queries
  • Deal with annual P11D and PSA reporting and payments.
  • Oversee approving VAT reporting.
  • Oversee approving CIS reporting.
  • Oversee Supplier Invoicing process and purchase order system.
  • Oversee Customers Invoicing process and approval of sales invoices
  • Cash management

 

Banking

  • Liaise with bank manager
  • Set up and approval of new bank accounts
  • Deal with queries
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Review weekly bank reconciliations
  • Check and sign final month-end bank reconciliations
  • Petty cash
  • Check and sign final monthly Petty Cash reconciliation
  • Perform sport check of PC on a quarterly basis


The successful individual will have:

  • ACA/ACCA qualified or similar
  • Sage Line 50 experience would be highly advantageous
  • Excellent leadership skills and commercially focused.
  • A keen interest in start-ups and scalable businesses.
  • Advanced Excel skills are a must.
  • Fluency in French, German or Spanish (or any other European language) is highly desired.  

 

This is a wonderful opportunity for a qualified accountant who is wishing to forward their career in industry as it aims for an ambitious growth plan over the next five years.

Hiring package:

  • Salary based on experience
  • Private medical insurance
  • Annual bonus.


To apply, email your CV to [email protected]