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Financial Controller, MD reporting line

Financial Controller, MD reporting line

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    Senior Finance

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    Up to £85000.00 per annum

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    Graham Thornton

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    29 days ago

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    Graham Thornton

Financial Controller, MD reporting line

Manufacturing Sector

C£85,000 + bonus etc

Cheshunt, Hertfordshire

This market leading manufacturing business has an impressive reputation for developing innovative products that set new standards within its global sector. Backed by a multimillion $ business, this organisation is growing both acquisitively and organically, expanding internationally and successfully acquiring market share.

Having experienced substantial growth, the business is now seeking a Financial Controller.

Owning end-to-end finance and partnering the MD, the role includes:

  • Ownership for finance across a number of UK and international manufacturing sites, providing an insightful business partnering relationship to local and group senior management team
  • Ensure compliance with parent company financial controls, policies, procedures and internal control standards
  • Prepare and present 3 year business plan, annual budgets and forecasts for the manufacturing business in addition to providing financial support to bids for future projects
  • Own capex including investment analysis, capex controlling and reporting
  • Preparation of financial statements, reports and analysis for local management and parent company
  • Lead and develop a small finance team
  • Deliver monthly management reporting including costs vs. budgets/forecasts, recoveries and variance analysis
  • Ensure best practice working capital management including stock control/taking, obsolete stocks, scrap process and maximising supplier terms
  • Drive automation of manual processes, assist in the further development of SAP and defining finance related processes

You will have:

  • A proven track record of creating a 'right first time' end-to-end financial reporting environment, ideally within both a SME and larger company structure
  • Background of providing demonstrable value add financial support across a multi-site international environment
  • Measurable examples of coaching financial teams to improved performance
  • A well-rounded, emotionally intelligent personality, possessing strong financial acumen, comfortable with the complexities of a multi-national, matrix led structure
  • Experience within a hands-on, 'roll your sleeves up' accounting environment and role
  • Highly systems literate, ideally experienced with SAP
  • An ability to easily alternate between adding insightful analysis and decision support when partnering operational leaders, with the hands-on involvement of delivering the routine reporting of the numbers
  • Additional language skills would be a plus

This is a key finance role, supporting the MD of a rapidly growing business that is well backed by a sizeable and successful parent organisation.