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Financial Controller to Finance Director Opportunity

Hays A&F
England, Suffolk, Sudbury
£70000.0 - £75000.0 per annum + Competitive plus bonus and benefits
Closing date
Mar 23, 2024

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Job Role
Finance Director/Head of Finance
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
CIMA, CIMA: Qualified

Job Details

Your new company
A highly innovative specialist design and manufacturing group with a reputation for quality and continued profitable growth is looking to recruit a Financial Controller to be a key member of the Leadership Team and actively contribute to the overall strategic direction of the business.
The Financial Controller will lead and develop the finance team, drive process improvement and business intelligence to influences performance to support the business in delivering the growth plan.
Your new role

  • The Financial Controller will lead and inspire the team; to be the best version of themselves and to participate in cross-functional activities and demonstrate the company values.
  • Build effective lines of communication throughout the organisation. Foster effective working relationships and a collaborative approach.
  • Identify and drive process improvement and efficiencies.
  • Coordinate and deliver the annual financial plan.
  • Review financial performance information and plans - including the annual budget, bi-annual costing and pricing exercises and monthly business information & forecasts to ensure they are robust and accurately reflect key business issues.
  • Provide strong financial review together with effective support for business development initiatives and supporting business cases, ensuring there are clear, financially robust evaluations which achieve financial targets.
  • Manage the financial activities of the Company - ensure good local cost control and cost management behaviour in the business.
  • Promote good financial disciplines and risk management processes for all group companies.
  • Proactively investigate spend trends to assist in providing insight to the business and senior management.
  • Organise and manage the year-end audit activity.
  • Ensure full compliance with management and statutory reporting requirements and deadlines, and accounting policies.
  • Management, training and appraisal of the finance team; development of skills, capability, performance and succession planning; provision of clear guidance of Company objectives to the team and communicate on performance versus targets, mitigating risks and identifying opportunities.
  • Provide visibility of the finance annual plan to the Finance Director, the Board and the leadership team where their involvement is required.
  • Prepare and review business intelligence reports for all Group Companies, to include monthly management information, forecasts, budgets, annual cost rates, pricing, key performance indicators etc.
  • Prepare and review year-end tax packs and all supporting financial information required to execute the annual audit.
  • Assist the Finance Director and external auditors with preparation of Statutory accounts and Tax computations.
  • Ensure the company credit management processes are maintained and manage the annual debtor insurance review process for all Group Companies.
  • Ensure all HR records, time & attendance records, payrolls, pensions and related returns are produced accurately and on time and are maintained in secure and confidential personnel files for all staff.
  • File annual returns for all Companies at Companies House and ensure the security of legal documents.
  • Prepare and review risk assessments and ensure adherence to Company policies appropriate to the finance department.
  • Other appropriate duties as may from time to time be required

What you'll need to succeed

  • The Financial Controller will be an experienced people manager and with finance experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment,
  • They will have a curious and analytical mind with a keen eye for detail and a desire to probe further into data.
  • Strong IT systems orientation including advanced excel, MS Office and ERP systems.
  • Experience of financial modelling.
  • Professional, with excellent leadership and organisational skills.
  • Deadline oriented.
  • Have demonstrable interpersonal and communication skills and a passion for building successful relationships within the business environment.
  • Be decisive with good commercial and business awareness and strong problem-solving skills.
  • Have strong negotiation and influencing skills and the ability to develop strong working relationships.

What you'll get in return
The Financial Controller will be joining a business with a strong brand and balance sheet, exciting growth plans and the opportunity to develop your skills, progress, influence and add value to the business.
You will be offered a highly competitive salary and benefits package, and be joining a creative and innovative business with a supportive and team culture and a business which is developing and with exciting growth plans.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click apply now to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
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