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UK Financial Controller

  • Location: Northampton
  • Salary: Up to £90000 per annum per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 2 months ago

  • Sector: Accountancy & Finance
  • Contact: Graham Thornton
  • Contact Email:
  • Start Date: 28/11/2022
  • Expiry Date: 30 December 2022
  • Job Ref: JO0000011948_1669822355

UK Financial Controller

To £90,000 (dependent on experience) + 20% bonus + benefits


Manufacturing sector

This international manufacturing business plays a key role in the production of our everyday products. Having experienced record breaking growth over the past 3 years, the business continues to expand across several regions.

This highly visible role reports directly to the Group CFO and will own end-to-end finance for the UK entity in addition to some elements of Group responsibility.

Responsible for the financial management of the operating activities of the UK divisions: Sales, Manufacturing and Group Services. This is a senior role within the global finance team and will partner the Group CFO, Group FC and senior UK commercial and operational management.

Role includes:

  • Provide business partner support to the UK Sales division, driving improved insight, ensuring effective commercial processes are in place, developing appropriate profitability, value chain analysis and cost and productivity models
  • Ensure all new capex for the UK divisions is supported with a business case and cost benefit analysis and subsequently tracked against approved capex and benefits.
  • Maintain and continuously improve the financial controls for the UK Divisions
  • Responsible for the UK Division's external audit, liaising with auditors and providing complete and timely inputs to the Group Audit
  • Define and document suitable process maps and controls for all financial operations in line with Group Policies
  • Perform monthly balance sheet reconciliations, including intergroup accounts, to ensure a clean balance sheet position is reported on a monthly basis
  • Provide the necessary input to the Group's transfer pricing requirements including cost and activity inputs for the management fee recharges to the group.
  • Responsibility for Payroll, P11ds, VAT, Duty reporting, filing and compliance for the UK legal entity
  • Responsibility for compliance to UK Government changes to VAT, making tax digital, IR35
  • Provide insightful commentaries to support management reporting
  • Lead all UK divisions forecasts processes in keeping with Group requirements
  • Establish efficient record to report processes to deliver on time and in full financial reports
  • Maintain an accurate and complete cashflow forecast for the UK legal entity in line with group requirements
  • Management of the UK finance team
  • Key involvement in the design and evolution of financial performance reporting including leveraging existing date, new reporting, working closely with Business Insight team

Candidate profile requirements:

  • Qualified accountant, ideally with experience of a tangible product sector
  • Good level of technical and operational accounting understanding
  • Highly skilled in FP&A and driving business insight
  • Demonstrable experience of identifying and executing enhancements through the finance reporting environment
  • Impressive levels of communication skills to enable seamless stakeholder engagement including Board level
  • Energy and drive to 'get stuck in' to a manufacturing environment and rapidly add genuine value
  • Systems and data savvy