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Financial Controller

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Parkside Recruitment
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Finance, Financial Controller
£70,000 to £75,000 per annum
England, Surrey
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Fantastic opportunity to join a well established business who are in the process of making important steps in an exciting growth plan.

Our client is a market leader and they are looking for an experienced Financial Controller to join their team on a full time basis.


Reporting & Controls

  • Accurately and efficiently process transactions through all financial systems to produce accurate weekly and monthly accounts with minimum effort
  • Enforce group accounting timetables and policies
  • Drive the capture of the relevant data to support a low cost, high efficiency model for transaction processes, the maintenance of financial ledgers, and all standard report generation
  • Ensure proper, robust financial controls exist, are understood and adhered to throughout the business
  • Devise, document and deliver fully documented month end reporting, demonstrating control and reviews performed
  • Prepare high quality year end files for audit purposes
  • Review accounting for all taxes to ensure returns are properly prepared
  • Develop and deliver against Service Level Agreements established between the Shared Services function and key business stakeholders
  • Maintain the accuracy of the cash flow models to manage cash and currency positions
  • Prepare forecast/budget models and actualise forecasts month by month
  • Meet reporting targets and deadlines to all internal customers of the shared services function

People Management

  • To manage the team's activities to deliver reporting to deadlines
  • Develop the financial accounting team's capability both technically and their personal development

Systems & Change

  • Work in alignment with the Shared Services Finance Director to deliver business system improvements across the Group
  • Develop a finance reporting capability commensurate with the business needs day to day and fit for purpose for the future
  • Support in the development and implementation of systems improvements that move the business away from a spreadsheet environment
  • Develop effective use of Sage and its reporting capability

To be successful in this role you should be able to demonstrate experience in a fast-paced manufacturing environment or role. The successful individual will demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively with non-financial management.

  • Recognised accountancy qualification
  • Strong financial accounting experience in medium sized / large FMCG or manufacturing business
  • Evidence of running a tight finance function in a standalone business
  • Presence to police the procedures which are required for control, without negating innovative thinking
  • Worked with group consolidations
  • Operated effectively within a multi-site environment
  • Large ERP system experience
  • Experience of manufacturing with raw material stock holdings
  • Strong business solutions software skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills for interacting with accountants, internal customers for the information produced, including senior management
  • Appreciation of the shared services ethos and track record of delivery to timescales

Parkside Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Parkside Recruitment is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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