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Assistant Financial Controller


Borehamwood, Hertfordshire



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Job Description

The JRL Group are looking for an Assistant Financial Accountant to join our dedicated accounts team here in Head Office based in Borehamwood! It is a great opportunity for someone looking to engage in a challenge & start fresh for the new year!

Duties & Responsibilities:

·         Complete and review the monthly management accounts for four companies within the wider JRL Group (comprising two construction companies, one scaffolding hire and design company and one IT service provider).

·         Monthly P&L reviews (including detailed gross profit, wages, contract revenue/cost and overhead analysis) and responsible for the collation, review and challenge of monthly balance sheet reconciliations.

·         Responsible for maintaining the companies’ sales and purchase ledgers, including:  

-          Coding and entering purchase ledger invoices and dealing with any invoice queries by liaising with internal management and suppliers.

-          Raising supplier payments and updating the cash flow forecast and cash movement schedule on a monthly basis.

-          Raising sales invoices/certifications and allocating receipts to invoices. Resolving any sales invoice queries by liaising with internal management and customers.

·         Performing bank reconciliations on a regular basis.

·         Help lead the monthly financial close process.

·         Development of monthly management packs and internal KPI’s and MI.

·         Liaising with quantity surveyors and operational teams regarding the financial performance of both contracts and companies.

·         Submission of quarterly VAT returns to HMRC for companies responsible for and dealing with any HMRC correspondence including VAT registrations, VAT return queries, etc.    

·         Production of annual budgets and quarterly reforecasts. Helping with additional budgetary tasks.

·         Production of year-end audit pack and resolving any audit queries.

·         Ad-hoc tasks/projects.



·         Qualified/Part-Qualified accountant with 3+ years’ experience working in industry.

·         Experience of working in the construction industry preferred.

·         Strong communicator and team player

·         Ability to challenge the ‘status quo.’

·         Excellent numerical, analytical and problem solving skills.

·         To become a recognised user within finance of the COINS accounting system – a successful candidate must be able to get to grips with the COINS accounting system quickly.

·         A self-starter who is able to manage and prioritise deadlines as well as manage expectations upwards.


Benefits of working with the JRL Group:

·         Competitive salary with confidence of working for an established and growing company

·         Pension Scheme

·         Possible career growth for the right candidate

·         An opportunity to work on some of the nation’s most exciting Construction projects

·         A stimulating & dynamic environment

·         Dedicated Training & Development Department

·         Team bonding events

·         We endeavor to work closely with chosen charities which we encourage our employees to participate and contribute

·         Sporting Events – perfect for the keen cyclist/runner