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Financial Controller

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Kat Paterson four squared recruitment

Kat Paterson-Browne

Job Details

Date

30/05/2024

Salary

£60,000

Location

Droitwich

Contract

Permanent

Industry

Finance

Reference

KB-1207

Job Description

Financial Controller

£60k

Droitwich

Company Overview: My private equity-backed client is seeking a highly skilled Financial Controller to join their expanding team. This dynamic role supports the Finance Director in managing the UK finance function across four businesses and leading a team of six finance staff. The successful candidate will be instrumental in driving efficiencies and maintaining robust financial operations.

Key Responsibilities:

Management of Finance Department:

  • Ensure efficient running of the finance department, including prompt invoicing for delivered goods, timely customer payments, and on-time payments to suppliers and employees.
  • Regularly assess and maintain accounting systems in line with statutory requirements and best practices, implementing new processes and streamlining existing ones.
  • Review spending patterns within the Group, identify anomalies, and provide reasoned explanations and management strategies.
  • Drive efficiencies within the Group.
  • Induct and mentor new starters, providing support for their training.
  • Ensure compliance with statutory requirements for wage and salary payments and deductions.
  • Facilitate effective communication through monthly Communications Meetings, ensuring all employees understand the business’s broad aims and their contributions.
  • Maintain staff personnel records.

Preparation of Monthly Management Accounts (All Sites):

  • Review and prepare draft P&L and all summary reports for monthly management accounts.
  • Deliver insightful management accounts to the Group Finance Director.
  • Ensure accuracy and timeliness within the management accounts team.
  • Maintain stock reconciliations and reporting.

Preparation of Annual Statutory Accounts:

  • Lead audits across four sites.
  • Liaise with the US audit team for Group audit.
  • Budget and Cash Flow Forecasting:
  • Collaborate with the Senior Leadership Team in preparing the annual budget and cash flow forecast, monitoring performance against forecasts.

General Financial and Commercial Management:

  • Approve and submit MTD VAT returns and liaise with the VAT office as needed.
  • Handle any other financial and commercial matters as they arise.
  • Extract and analyse data, providing reports to the US on an ad hoc basis.
  • Produce variance analysis and KPI reports for the Finance Team and all sites.
  • Prepare ONS reports for all sites.
  • Prepare Audit Committee requests for the US on a quarterly basis.

Skills Required:

  • ACCA or CIMA qualified with at least 5 years of experience in preparing management accounts.
  • Group accounting and manufacturing knowledge would be a key advantage.
  • High level of enthusiasm and commitment to meeting tight deadlines.
  • Prior use of accounting systems and Microsoft Office, with Microsoft BC being an advantage.
  • Strong work-related Excel experience.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a determination to succeed.

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary.
  • Hybrid working arrangements to support work-life balance.
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays.
  • Up to 10 additional holiday days available to purchase
  • Annual bonus based on sales and profit share scheme.
  • Income protection
  • Parking facilities.

How to Apply: If you are an experienced finance professional looking to make a significant impact in a growing business, we want to hear from you. Please submit your CV to Kat Paterson-Browne

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