Financial Controller (Operations)

Newark, Nottinghamshire
£60,000 - £70,000 + suite of benefits (Car, bonus, 25 days holiday, healthcare, pension, etc.)
10 Sep 2021
08 Oct 2021
Experience Levels
Qualified Accountant
Contract Type
Full Time

Financial Controller (Operations)

£65,000 - £70,000 + suite of benefits including car allowance (£8000), bonus (20%), family healthcare, pension, 33 days holiday etc.


An exciting opportunity for a career driven and commercially astute finance professional within a flagship site of one of the UKs most exciting FMCG groups.

Your role isn’t month end focused. It isn’t financial accounting. It certainly isn’t audit. In a nutshell it’s senior business partnering.

- You’ll be working in one of Europe’s largest chilled food manufacturing sites - a modern, innovative and fast-paced manufacturing setting where continuous improvement is order of the day. Your role is highly visible and you are a vital and valued member of the senior leadership team.

- Your remit surrounds being the critical bridge between finance and senior operations - working closely with the general manager and operational leaders of a complex and interesting multi-site manufacturing business of circa £200m turnover.

- There are lots of moving parts, highly varied products and processes of manufacture, interesting and modern kit, high profile customers (the UKs largest food retailers)… you’ll be surrounded by talented and driven peers and enjoy working in a collaborative environment where there is an ongoing strive for excellence.

- Your role is an interesting and rewarding balance of ongoing and ad hoc projects. You’ll provide key financial insights to the leadership team and influence decision making to reduce costs, increase productivity and drive profitability. It’s a focus on added value and you’ll enjoy truly making a difference.

- This is a role for someone CIMA qualified (or equivalent) with commercial awareness and a naturally proactive approach to making improvement. You’ll be someone who loves the cut and thrust of a complex manufacturing environment. You’ll enjoy getting away from your desk and getting under the bonnet of the business.

You’ll be poking a nose into labour variances, material variances, forecasts, capital spend / ROI projects, new product development and launches, site PIPs, cost trending, margin and profit streams…

It’s a really involved and visible senior finance role and there is major scope for you to have an impact and develop your career within one of the UKs most well regarded FMCG groups.

You will need:

- To be qualified (CIMA / ACCA / ACA) and to have a proven track record of success within a manufacturing environment.

- A solid baseline of core technical accounting skills coupled with demonstrable achievements as a senior business partner.

- The ability to influence decision making and change. Your role is to get behind the numbers and help optimise ways of working and to suggest novel improvements.

- Great IT skills and ability to interpret data swiftly to 'bring the numbers to life’

- Top drawer communication skills - you’ll spend much of your time out in the business supporting colleagues across the manufacturing sites (your key stakeholder being the GM).

If you are a driven, ambitious and proactive qualified finance professional looking to join a growth PLC (FTSE 250) we would welcome the chance to speak confidentially.

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