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Finance Controller

Wallace Hind Selection
Woking, Surrey, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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Full Time
We develop and manufacture and service production and packaging equipment for customers around the world. Working systematically we ensure that we are always one decisive step ahead of the competition. We need a progressive and commercial Finance Controller with experience in a manufacturing environment to take on a leadership role in our Surrey office.


£65,000 - £75,000


Medical Insurance
Pension (5% company contribution)
25 days holiday + bank holidays

Woking - hybrid role working in the office Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

COMMUTABLE LOCATIONS: Woking, Guildford, Croydon, Reading, Slough, Walton-on-Thames, Farnham, Frimley, Maidenhead

JOB DESCRIPTION : Finance Controller, Finance Manager, Finance and Commercial Manager - capital equipment, packaging machinery

As our Finance Controller you’ll love the challenge of working in an SME, you’re the person who provides clarity and asks the tough questions, balancing the needs of the UK business and connecting the commercial and operational functions. As the Financial Controller, you will provide sound financial reporting, critical information and crucially play an important role in key decision making.

Why consider us:

This is a key role for our business, and as a result we will,

Value your opinion and give you the autonomy to maximise the role.
Offer you a place in the Senior Management Team and a direct reporting line to the MD.
Expose you to the wider business and encourage you to influence the senior team.

JOB SPECIFICATION: Finance Controller, Finance Manager, Finance and Commercial Manager - capital equipment, packaging machinery

As our Finance Controller, you will assume responsibility for all financial accounting, financial processes, and controls across UK, as well as being responsible for maintaining adequate records and accounts.

You will also:

Be responsible for business forecasts for revenue and cash flow.
Oversee Audit and Tax management.
Monitor and protect sales margins.
Identify any potential cost saving opportunities and market trends.
Oversee spend and challenge the value related to all costs.

Requirements: Finance Controller, Finance Manager, Finance and Commercial Manager - capital equipment, packaging machinery

Ultimately, you already demonstrate a proven track record in a finance position for a manufacturing environment managing a small team ideally for an SME business (circa £20m-£50m turnover). In addition to this you will also have:

A recognised financial qualification, ideally CIMA or ACCA, although we will happily talk to people who are QBE.
Experience of different financial systems with a focus on SAP and ideally some exposure to implementations.
An understanding of business through financial results to provide analysis to Management and Operations to demonstrate issues and opportunities faced by the business.
The ability to manage workload and work independently to meet wider team / group deadlines and requirements.
The confidence and accuracy to review and reconcile work of other team members and provide training where required.

It is likely you will have previously shown strong analytical and communicational skills, managed a Finance Team including European/International elements and worked with a variety of key stakeholders. It is also likely that you would have undertaken one of the following roles: Finance Manager, Financial Controller, Senior Management Accountant, Director of Finance, Finance and Commercial Manager, Group Finance Manager, Group Financial Controller.

INTERESTED? You will receive an acknowledgement of your application.

Please Note: Wallace Hind Selection have been chosen as the retained recruitment partner of our client and therefore any direct applications to our client from candidates or agencies will be forwarded on to us direct.

REF: MT17601, Wallace Hind Selection

Type: Permanent

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