Financial Controller, Transformation

St Albans
£65000 - £75000 per annum, Benefits: Bonus and Benefits
08 Jul 2021
05 Aug 2021
Aidan Murray
Experience Levels
Contract Type
Full Time
Financial Controller - Transformation
£65,000 - £75,000 + Bonus & benefits
Aila is excited to be exclusively partnered with the UK’s leading operator within its field and a large multi-site business in the recruitment of an ACA/ACCA Qualified Financial Controller on a permanent basis, working in a continuous improvements and transformation role, reporting into the Finance Director.
Our client has an impressive brand reputation with unrivalled growth achievements within its area of specialty and they’re a great business to work for. They operate through over 900 sites and have recently been recognised in the Sunday Times Top Track 100.
The Financial Controller role is responsible for continuous improvement of the end to end finance processes and how they relate to other business areas, including carrying out financial analysis for the Operations and Trading teams to support effective decision making.
You will manage all process improvement and transformational projects, constantly looking to assess and challenge how things are done across the Group. You may also get involved with various ad hoc financial activities as and when required by the Finance directors or CFO.
Reporting to the Director, Group Financial Control, you will be required to effectively communicate and co-ordinate with senior management, and all other head office departments and personnel.
Not only are they a fast-paced, creative and stable business to work for, they are continuously developing their offering and are focusing heavily on becoming a more sustainable business for the future.  
We are looking for an ACA/ACCA Qualified Accountant with previous experience in change management, transformation or continuous improvement projects. You don’t have to have led a finance transformation but should have been involved in complex and ever-changing process improvements within a large business setting.
As well as having had exposure to improvement projects and transformation, you will need to be comfortable working for a large corporate business and have exposure to a complex and fast-paced environment.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Own and develop end to end process reviews for finance operations, as prioritised by the Finance Director, ensuring compliance with current legislation. For example, the treatment of Output VAT “terminal to accounts”
  • Drive process improvement, efficiency, automation and awareness, and identifying systems solutions as appropriate
  • Proposing changes to the Finance Director for implementation
  • Lead projects to deliver efficiency and automation
  • Carry out ad-hoc initial analysis of new business relationships and contracts as required
  • Lead finance led initiatives/projects improving cashflow such as supplier terms review
  • Continually review and update the Contract Manager (CM) Handbook, aligning with the CM induction pack and expand to include other relevant finance processes
  • Update internal finance policies and procedures, ensuring adherence to legislation where appropriate
  • Undertake any complex investigative work required by the Finance Director
  • Ensure Corporate Credit Cards are closely controlled, with appropriate limits in place
  • Other ad-hoc transformational and process improvement projects
Aila is a specialist finance recruitment business that was established with a modern vision of what a recruitment partner should be. With a genuine goal to provide the best jobs to the best people, we operate as an extended arm of our client’s business and a career coach for our candidates ongoing development.
Apply now for more information on this role. If you’re looking to make a move but this role is different to what you’re looking for, get in contact with us today and start a partnership with a finance agency that puts you first.

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