Financial Controller (UK)


    Location
    Surrey
    Date

    Contiem

    Position Summary:

    As a wholly owned subsidiary of Contiem Inc., Mekon serves as a market leading provider of documentation and help authoring tools. Formed in 1990, Mekon is focused on tools and services to support customers that Create, Manage and Deliver high value technical content. Our products are used worldwide by leading corporations and software vendors. Through acquisition and growth, the organization in the U.K. has grown to over 30 full-time staff.

    Contiem Inc., based in Maryland, USA, provides award-winning products, solutions, and services powering enterprise software for hundreds of clients across four continents in 40+ countries. In addition to owning a world-class component content management platform-RSuite, we create the documentation, online help, visual media, training materials, and other types of customized content.

    As a result of the Contiem acquisition of Mekon Ltd, the Financial Controller will assist us in building a world class team in the U.K. This unique opportunity to create a new organization from the bottom up requires you to oversee all financial aspects of Contiem U.K. operations, development, and contribute to developing and implementing strategic plans with Contiem group and its Clients.

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Oversee the overall U.K. financial operations on a day to day basis.
    • Responsible for working with the U.K. team on daily financial management such as:

    o Monthly payroll/commissions and pensions.

    o Tax withholding requirements and fulfil different countries’ requirements.

    o Processing of all data into local accounts system and production of monthly/yearly reports.

    o VAT returns & reporting.

    o Liaising with Accountants re company filings & tax.

    o UK banking and reconciliations.

    o Raising invoices and credit control.

    o Company credit card management and reconciliation.

    • Serve as financial liaison with the leadership team, providing financial reports and operations updates.
    • Ensure organizational compliance with external auditors to ensure compliance with business licensing, filing of annual reports, corporate insurance, and reporting requirements.
    • Work alongside Contiem Corporate to:

    o Align best practices.

    o Ensure Corporate and company policies and legal guidelines are communicated from the

    o top down and followed at all times.

    o Report progress against corporate objectives to senior leadership.

    o Address and resolve accounting-related employee disputes in accordance with established accounting policies to maintain a professional and compliant work environment.

    o Collaborate with other functional groups such as Sales, Marketing, Technical, etc. to drive growth and optimum performance.

    • Participate in monthly/weekly meetings with the parent company and other subsidiaries.
    • Oversee implementation teams in the execution of projects.

    Day to Day Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Work with USA Corporate Controller to ensure correct group/international accounts and intercompany accounting.
    • Ensure team are up to date on relevant legislation in regards to finance/HR and operations (buildings maintenance).
    • Intercompany transactions/reporting for all UK subsidiaries.
    • Overseeing all company-required purchases and ensuring all customer-required purchases are sourced and delivered correctly.
    • Manage relationships with vendors and suppliers.
    • Negotiate contracts and agreements to ensure cost-effectivenes.

    Requirements & Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy or Finance OR a Bachelor’s degree and a professional accounting certification (CPA, ACCA, etc.).
    • 10 plus years of experience in successfully managing a profit and loss organization.
    • Strong finance and accounting experience, particularly revenue recognition (ASC 606 / IFRS 15).
    • Solid understanding of software / SaaS industry.
    • Experience working in a professional services environment (of similar industry).
    • Experience in the management of senior staff, employees, and available resources.
    • A high level of business awareness and acumen and a strong understanding of accounting, contracts, HR, and corporate operations.
    • Ability to work autonomously in a global client environment.
    • Excellent Leadership, communication, and organizational skills.
    • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Experience in working with US-based companies.
    • Must live in a 45 minute commute from the Sutton.

    Please note, this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time, with or without notice.

    Reporting:

    This position reports to the Senior Managing Director, International and Corporate Controller.

    Travel:

    10% of the time, as needed.

    Work Hours:

    This is a full-time position with hours of operations from Monday to Friday. Some overlap with subsidiary offices may be required.

    Work Location:

    Office based in Sutton.

    Benefits
    :

    Free onsite parking

    5% Employer pension contribution