Financial Controller

Location
Cambridge
Salary
£60K - £75K
Posted
08 Aug 2017
Closes
05 Sep 2017
Experience Levels
Qualified Accountant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Financial Controller

Cambridge

Salary: £60K - £75K

A world leading SME manufacturer, experiencing significant organic growth with ambitious future plans, is looking for a tenacious commercially astute, Financial Controller. You will possess a strong manufacturing background, hands on, roll sleeves up with a can-do attitude who understands the detail and involved in key decisions at the heart of a developing business.

Reporting to the MD, you will be process driven in all manufacturing operations, influencing strategic finance decisions; that will add significant value to the business.    

Adding financial clarity, you will deliver detailed, precise, clear/simplified management information to senior management team and board members; that will improve business performance. 

With many exciting challenges ahead, including driving output from the recently implemented MS NAV ERP system, you will strengthen the Finance function, supporting and motivating a team of two.

You will be ACA, CIMA or ACCA qualified or of similar calibre/profession, with a strong manufacturing background, demonstrating a hands-on/can-do approach with the ability to make things happen.

With five year’s plus exposure within a Financial Controller position in manufacturing, you will fully participate in management of the business where the people are passionate, friendly and possess a great sense of humour. If you are successful, with a proven track record and make things happen, you will be well rewarded.   

Key responsibilities include:

  • Active member of the management team (comprising of sales and marketing, engineering, production and finance)
  • Managing all financial related matters
  • Provide support to the Production Manager and the production team regarding the performance of the factory on a shift by shift, week by week basis to drive through improvements and cost savings
  • Overview and driving output of the MS Dynamics NAV implementation
  • Preparation of monthly management accounts
  • Preparation of annual budgets and periodic reforecasts as required
  • Preparation of ad hoc forecasts (profit and cash) utilising latest sales and production data
  • Management of $ and € hedging policy
  • Liaison with the Company’s bankers, insurers and shareholders
  • Liaison with auditors and control of the annual audit

Expertise in the following areas is desirable:

  • FX control and hedging of foreign currency transactions
  • Exporting and international trade documentation
  • Research & development projects, KTP’s and tax credits
  • Sub-contract manufacturing
  • MS NAV Software

Benefits package includes:

25 days holiday plus public holidays rising to 30, Pension, BUPA/PHI private healthcare, 37.5 hours week (½ hour lunch, early finish on Friday).

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