Financial Controller

Location
Bolton, Greater Manchester
Salary
£55000 - £65000 negotiable
Posted
05 Jan 2022
Closes
02 Feb 2022
Ref
SJS/12257
Experience Levels
Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

This highly entrepreneurial, family owned business has a requirement for a Financial Controller following a period of expansion and plant investment. 

The business is cash rich and profitable and recent growth has enabled them to attract long term contracts with larger customers which is stretching their resources. Reporting into the site General Manager this individual will form a key part of the management team and will be expected to play a major role in decision making, driving greater understanding of costs and margins to improve performance whilst also making sense of the complex revenue streams and high volumes of transactions. There is real scope here for someone to make an impact, influence the strategic direction of the business and ultimately pave the way to a future FD position as they continue to grow. The key duties of the Financial Controller will be:

  • Produce monthly management accounts with commentary
  • Develop KPI’s and MI pack for the board
  • Provide analysis of costs and process efficiency
  • Create the annual budget and report variances
  • Drive commercial / financial awareness in each department
  • Cashflow management, banking and financial forecasting
  • Managing the year end with full audit liaison
  • Oversee wages, PAYE, NI and HMRC matters
  • Manage and develop the transactional accounting team
  • Provide advice on cash and external financing options

As a business they are actively looking to make complementary acquisitions so you can also expect to have to react quickly and offer financial judgement on different opportunities that come along. Great communication skills and credibility will be essential as you will be expected to challenge and question the current set up and make recommendations to stakeholders that can drive change and improve processes. The business has recently installed a new operational IT system for the processing facility and they are now looking to upgrade the current SAGE software to something more sophisticated, experience of selecting and implementing new accounting software would be very useful along with a general flair for IT and in particular pulling together disparate means of recording financial data.

The ideal candidate for this vacancy must be CIMA or ACCA /ACA qualified with experience of managing the finance function at Head of Finance / Financial Controller level. This will definitely be a hands on role but there will be some quick wins allowing you to rapidly establish yourself as a valued member of the senior team. Please apply now for immediate consideration for this superb opportunity!