Our client a successful food processor based in West London seeks a hands-on Financial Controller to head up the finance function. They seek an experienced business partner who will provide strategic and operational financial support to the CEO, Head of sales and Head of manufacturing. It will be a challenging hands-on-role offering a real opportunity to make a difference to the companys success and your career.
Prepare periodic financial statements and management accounts;
Prepare budgets, forecast including sensitivity modelling;
Managing and optimising working capital;
Calculate variance analysis and providing commentaries;
Provide a support / partnering service by working with all departments and the management team to help make financial decisions;
Ensure spending is kept in line with the budget;
Monitor the AP and AR functions to ensure supplier invoices are correctly approved and paid, and customer balances are received in full and as per terms;
Prepare company payroll data (salaried staff plus adjustments for overtime);
Modelling and commenting on company processes to aid decision making; and
Managing and overseeing all statutory and compliance.
Manufacturing and processing
Manage monitoring and approval of overtime worked with department managers;
Weekly sales report by area and product margin report;
Prepare weekly production reports;
Analyse and report weekly and monthly labour and agency spend.
Assist with annual audit and preparation of schedules;
Ensure accounting system and ERP are set-up and utilised.
ACA, ACCA, CIMA or similar qualification;
Hands-on ability to work together with CEO and senior managers;
Can demonstrate achievement and success ;
Positive and able to demonstrate experience of business partnering ;
Ability to take ownership of accounts finance function;
Create financial discipline and awareness throughout the business.