Berkeley Communications


Financial Controller (Part-time)


Reading, Berkshire

Company Responsibilities

  • Accountability for UK Financial Operations to maintain the financial health of the Company
  • Provide Group results to the senior team
  • Coordinating and planning the budget and financial forecasts for UK
  • Preparing and publishing timely monthly financial statements
  • Work with senior team UK and advise on financial decisions
  • Provide strategic financial planning advise to Senior Management to support long term growth (monthly management meetings)
  • Update and implement financial policies and procedures
  • Supervision of Payables and Receivables accountants
  • Manage 3rd parties to which accounting of finance functions have been outsourced
  • Manage HMRC relations for PAYE and VAT liabilities
  • Annual P11d preparation and filing and NIC payment
  • Monitoring of cashflow for the UK companies
  • Provide financial information for Director’s tax returns
  • Monthly payroll management working with 3rd party payroll provider
  • Pension management with 3rd party provider
  • Reviewing Client contracts across the UK working with the senior team on fees and expenses, assisting with
  • RFP queries at early stage
  • Communicate with third parties that perform outsourced company functions.

Risk Management

  • Maintain appropriate Insurance coverage – company car, public liability, professional indemnity cyber security, fixture and fittings
  • Manage and comply with legal and regulatory requirements for HMRC and Companies House
  • Ensure all accounting activities and internal audits comply with financial regulations
  • Maintain relations with external auditors for the annual year end accounts preparation for the UKLtd companies
  • Maintain relations with the bank and any lenders for the UK Ltd companies

Key Skills

The Finance Controller will have experience in a similar senior financial position

  • Highly motivated, enthusiastic & dynamic individual
  • Effective management & leadership experience
  • Ability to prioritize work in a fast-paced revenue-driven environment
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Solid analytical and decision-making skills and strong financial acumen
  • Proficient in the use of MS office and financial management software
  • Understanding of the business operation
  • Ability to forecast
  • An eye for detail
  • Sage or financial management software


  • Desirable – Qualified Accountant (ACA/ ACCA/CIMA)
  • Preferred – SME experience preferable


  • Every member of the team gets CPD-accredited Storytelling Academy training
  • Comprehensive induction programme and training
  • Pension
  • An extra day’s holiday on your birthday
  • Hybrid-working


  • Part time hours approx. 26-30 hours per week – can be discussed