An excellent opportunity as arisen for a Financial Controller to support the Directors of a B2B business based near Newport, Shropshire.
The business is going through a significant period of growth and is looking for a proactive Financial Controller to ensure the company meets its critical strategic and operational objectives over the coming years for its UK multi-site operations.
The Role The role is hands-on primarily controlling, supporting and managing all aspects of the Finance function with a strong emphasis on establishing robust financial processes and controls. The role requires not only the usual Financial Controller duties of managing the day to day finance team and take ownership of the provision, development and delivery of management accounting information, but there are some IT transformational projects requiring completion to achieve operational excellence.
Financial Control and Reporting. Maintaining robust and timely financial reporting to the Board, completing monthly accounts on time, understanding variances and ensuring all day to day accounting is completed accurately;
The preparation of management reports for the board, providing analytical direction and actions to achieve the targeted results;
Monitor the business’ cash flow and working capital requirements;
Lead, manage and support the small team of finance and support staff;
Streamline the current Processes and Procedures and recommend improvements to achieve adequate internal control in line with GDPR;
Operational Excellence in developing and driving the management reporting and designing a dashboard of KPI reports on asset management, purchasing, sales and gross profit margins in line with strategic targets;
Be part of the team to implement a fully integrated management information system to improve efficiency;
Manage and maintain external stakeholder relationships with auditors, banks, funders and tax authorities ensuring timely submissions of external reporting;
You will ideally be:
Be a qualified accountant either ACMA/ACCA/ACA or QBE;
Experience of working in an owner managed SME environment in a hands-on finance role;
Experience of leading and developing teams;
Strong drive to ensure there is continuous improvement and getting things done;
Held either a Number 1 or Number 2 finance position;
Good financial and analytical skills and a solid understanding of IT and Financial systems;
Confident with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and influence at all levels within the organisation and with third parties.
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