Financial Controller

Location
Kent
Salary
£90000 per annum
Posted
21 Aug 2020
Closes
18 Sep 2020
Ref
TFN12334
Contact
Tom Farrer-Newey
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are currently seeking a high calibre Financial Controller to join a highly regarded and continually investing international business based in Kent.

As a result of ongoing successes, this newly created role has arisen, presenting an exciting opportunity to join a key division within the group.

Reporting to a driven and passionate Finance Director you will take on a broad and key position within the division and wider group.

Key responsibilities will include the following
  • Management and development of a commercially focused Financial Control team in respect to the management of processes and controls as well as providing relevant review and commentary to provide commercial support to the senior leadership team.
  • Successfully oversee month-end, quarter-end and annual close processes.
  • Continuous improvement of accounting and reporting processes - utilising continual investment in business technology to increase efficiency.
  • Work to ensure on an ongoing basis that processes and controls are globally aligned, consistent and coordinated.
  • Share best practice across the team and department.
  • Develop key insights that can be used by the business to drive performance.
  • Manage internal and external audit requirements.
  • Implement audit conclusions to ensure best practice across the team.
  • Manage key relationships across the group
  • Support the delivery of functional financial initiatives.
  • Establish new business and finance procedures to help drive best practice across the team.
  • Foster and embody a culture of collaboration across the functions, divisions and company
Applicants must possess the following:
  • Previous management experience
  • Experience of a divisional/ functional reporting structure within a medium to large sized global company.
  • Previous experience in a Group role at a FTSE 250 company would be preferable but not essential
  • Strong analytical skills and commercial acumen
  • Excellent stakeholder management abilities with excellent influencing capability in driving key decisions through to successful conclusions.
  • A continuous improvement mindset.
  • Ability to manage IT systems and related projects
  • Exceptional communication and inter-personal skills.
  • Proactive team player with strong work ethic.
  • Flexible "can do" and solution orientated attitude.
  • Strong influencing skills at all levels.
  • Questioning mind, curiosity and willingness to challenge others constructively in a non-confrontational manner.
  • Willingness to challenge status quo and drive continuous improvement.


Farrer Barnes Ltd does not discriminate on the grounds of age, race, gender, disability, creed or sexual orientation and complies with all relevant UK legislation. Farrer Barnes Ltd acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers.