Our acquisitive and growth focused Business to Business PLC client, a market leader in their sector is currently looking to recruit a new Financial Controller. This is a highly visible, rewarding and challenging finance opportunity to work in a fast paced, dynamic and award winning UK group business where you will be responsible for managing, partnering and championing the continued growth, profitability and commercial direction of this vibrant and expanding group of companies.
Based in Leicester and with monthly travel to a number of it's recently acquired UK sites (including Plymouth and Bristol) this role will have reporting lines in to the Group Financial Controller and to the Divisional Managing Director based in Leicester.
The key responsibilities of this exciting new role will be to partner and steward the business providing value adding service to management in order to drive the business forward.
The successful applicant will manage and be tasked with developing the local finance teams. Other key duties will include: Working with the senior management team on business growth strategy; Developing KPIs, systems and procedures to support planned growth; Preparing business appraisals for future projects; Monitoring revenue and profitability, constantly challenging costs and advising the MD on cost reductions and efficiencies; Developing the 2 local finance teams; The Appraisal of product lines including involvement with pricing discussions; Annual budgeting & annual reforecasting on a monthly basis; To Prepare monthly board papers for divisional board meeting; Ensuring the team are working within the boundaries of the group control environment ; Liaising with Central finance to ensure deadlines are achieved; Owning the month end process for your division including balance sheet and working capital and becoming an invaluable business partner to the MD.
The successful candidate will be an experienced and confident ACA , ACCA, ACMA Qualified Finance Manager / Financial Controller / Business Partner with a minimum of three to five years of post qualification experience and experience of managing and developing staff. This highly commercial role will require the successful candidate to challenge, facilitate and influence at all levels across the group and the wider leadership community and to have a strong commercial and product appreciative focus (demonstrating an understanding of the needs of both internal and external customers). Strong spreadsheet, data modeling and MS excel skills are also highly desirable as is any recent sector experience of working in / within a fast moving business to business environment. This is an excellent opportunity to join and be part of a highly successful and rewarding UK business with an exceptionally friendly and welcoming culture!
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