Financial Controller

Automated Intelligence (AI)


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Financial Controller

Location: Belfast
Role Basis: Permanent contract

Main purpose of job:

To manage the Finance function of the business and support Senior Management in sustaining further growth while maintaining strong business processes.

Main duties include: (but not limited to):

  • Financial Accounting: Responsible for producing and analysing year-end financial accounts and liaising with external auditors
  • Management Accounting: Responsible for producing annual budgets and estimates, monthly management accounts, weekly and monthly finance reports and cash-flows, monthly KPIs and any other ad-hoc reports as required
  • Experience in financial planning and forecasting
  • Credit Control: Responsible for the timely receipt of accounts receivable
  • General Ledger: Responsible for maintaining the General Ledger; setting up new accounts when required; ensuring reconciliation of control accounts; ensuring correct allocation of expenditure to cost centres
  • Purchase Ledger: Responsible for overseeing accurate processing of all supplier invoices and for their regular payment
  • Sales Ledger: Responsible for prompt raising of sales invoices for customers, processing of receipts and all aspects of credit control
  • Banking: Responsible for managing and/or overseeing all company bank accounts including company credit cards; ensuring adequate funds are available to meet the expenditure requirements
  • Grants: Preparation of Government grant applications and claims
  • Expenses: Responsible for overseeing, processing and payment of Employee Expenses
  • Taxation: Responsible for the completion of VAT returns and providing advice on compliance with VAT regulations as necessary; liaising with HR on all aspects of PAYE & NIC; liaising with external advisors in the preparation of the annual tax return
  • Payroll: Acting as the key point of contact for the outsourced payroll provider and completion of reviews of reports produced
  • People management responsibilities
  • Any other reasonable duties as required by Management

Responsible for staff: Accounts Assistant

Responsible to: CFO

Essential Criteria:

  • Qualified Accountant – CIMA/ACCA/ACA (or equivalent)
  • 2 years post-qualification experience
  • Experience of all of the following
  • Bank Account Reconciliations
  • Ledger Maintenance
  • Annual Accounts preparation
  • Budgeting and budgetary control
  • Report preparation and presentation to Senior Management
  • Financial forecasting and planning
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office suite including the use of Formulas in Excel and competency in writing and presenting professional standard reports in Word.
  • Experience of using accounting software
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Experience in financial modelling
  • Uses a systematic approach to make efficient use of time and manage workload, prioritising own work to meet deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including excellent communication skills, both oral and written

Desirable Criteria:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy, Finance, Business or a related discipline
  • Experience in using Xero and Hubspot
  • Experience of Power BI use would also be an advantage.
  • Experience in dealing with INI grant applications
  • ‘Big Four’ Practice background
  • Experience of working in a customer focused environment and supporting a sales team
  • People management experience

Automated Intelligence reserves the right to adjust the criteria as necessary to facilitate the shortlisting process depending on the number of applicants
Salary: 35-45k

In addition to an exciting and challenging work environment, we offer;

  • Pension Plan
  • Health Insurance
  • Group Life Cover
  • Free Parking
  • Flexible Hours
  • Social Events
  • Free Daily Breakfast
  • Monthly Friday Lunch

To Apply please send your CV and Cover Letter, clearly demonstrating how you meet essential criteria by CLICKING THE APPLY BUTTON.


If you wish to apply for this role, please don’t delay as shortlisting will commence as soon as applications are received and interviews with shortlisted candidates will be arranged asap.

Automated Intelligence Ltd is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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Accountancy & Finance, Banking, Financial Services & Insurance
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Financial Controller
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Automated Intelligence (AI)

The Legacy Building,
Queen's Road, Queen's Island,
Co. Antrim,

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