Financial Controller

Financial Controller

Job Title: Financial Controller
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Merseyside, England
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Reference: 10281/001_1546515542
Contact Name: Josh Stirrett
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Job Published: January 03, 2019 11:39

Job Description

Resourcery Group are proud to be working in partnership with a growing, heritage manufacturer in the Merseyside area. Private Equity backed, with turnover in excess of £100m, the business is looking to recruit a hands-on Site Financial Controller, capable of producing accounts, developing a team and operating in an advisory and strategic capacity to the Board as a key member of the SLT. The role is set against a wider backdrop of change from a financial control, process, systems and sales perspective.

As Site Financial Controller you will have day-to-day control and responsibility of site finance for a c.£40m t/o business unit of a wider £100m+ Group. This is the largest individual business division and as such the role of Site Financial Controller is a pivotal one. As number one in Finance on site, you will take ownership of the full P&L and Balance Sheet and retain hands-on responsibility for the production of the year end statutory accounts and tax reporting. Managing a team of c.6 across AP, AR, Payroll and a qualified Management Accountant you will be responsible for the provision of all financial and management reporting to Group. As part of a wider Group, you will benefit from the support of Group Finance, central Treasury and Tax teams.

Importantly, the Site Financial Controller role is not simply a reporting role, you will play a critical advisory role from a strategic perspective both operationally and commercially. You will be a central figure in the Senior Leadership Team for site and responsible for creating a more holistic and congruous business with Finance at the centre of business strategy and decision making. As such, the Site Financial Controller will be expected to build robust relationships with a myriad of senior non-finance stakeholders on a cross-functional basis. As such, you must possess demonstrable experience of doing so in the past, as well as, the gravitas, self-belief and strength of personality to drive change through other people. Influencing Sales Directors and Operations Directors alike, the focus of the role, long-term, is to drive profitable site and divisional growth through stakeholder influence.

For historic reasons, there is a short-term need to focus on financial control and process improvement as well as oversee a systems reconfiguration, whilst refocusing attention on the learning, development and expertise of the Finance team as a whole. To a certain extent, there is the need to re-establish the reputation of the Finance function as a whole through consistency, accuracy and timeliness, whilst also showing the business the value Finance can create operationally and commercially.

Such a role is both demanding and rewarding in equal measure and offers the right qualified accountant the chance to really drive a culture of change, growth and betterment set against the wider backdrop of a growing, profitable Group. In a contract led environment, knowledge of contract negotiation, renewals, pricing, accurate product costing,etc are essential. A tenured manufacturing Financial Controller from a similar environment is thus the desired profile of candidate. Our client provides both goods and services into a large number of global businesses and organisations and contracts run into the £millions.

In summary, applicants should be:

  • ACCA, ACA or CIMA qualified
  • Capable of managing, developing and mentoring a team of 6-8 people
  • Able to demonstrate experience of overhauling and improving financial controls and systems
  • Able to demonstrate working closely with operational and commercial senior stakeholders and effecting change through these relationships
  • Able to demonstrate a strong track record in Manufacturing, Engineering, Aerospace, Automotive, or FMCG
  • Able to demonstrate high levels of EQ and possess gravitas and self-awareness, conviction indecision making
  • Up to date with latest changes to IFRS - especially IFRS 15