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Financial Controller

Debbie Burbage Recruitment
Kettering, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
May 17, 2024

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Full Time
Debbie Burbage Recruitment is working exclusively with a Kettering based organisation that is going through an exciting yet challenging period of change and growth. Having recently gained a new investor the company is looking to expand its operations within the UK. As the “right hand person” to the COO you will take responsibility for the day-to-day financial operations but also look at how best to support the business to drive change and achieve the growth trajectory. This is a hands-on role and one where you are required to “be in the detail” and prepared to “do the do”.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, duties will include:

  • Manage and mentor a small team.
  • Prepare and review management accounts for review with the COO.
  • Perform month-end tasks, including balance sheet reconciliations, stock valuation reviews, accruals, prepayments, and fixed asset management.
  • Generate KPI reports to assess productivity, identifying key issues as well as positive feedback on performance.
  • Prepare weekly margin reports.
  • Report actual vs. budget overhead variances.
  • Monitor Credit Control to ensure timely collection of customer balances according to terms and conditions.
  • Execute preparation and completion of payment runs, multi-currency.
  • Regularly review aged creditor and debtor reports, highlighting any areas of concern along with proposed resolution actions.
  • Monitor cash flow to identify trends, anticipate potential shortfalls, and implement strategic measures to optimise financial stability and liquidity.
  • Prepare quarterly VAT returns, ensuring accurate VAT treatment for each transaction.
  • Promote a culture of continuous improvement across the organisation.
  • Play a key role in the implementation of new systems.
  • Act as the primary contact for banks, funding houses, investors, and during investor reporting.
  • Liaise with auditors at year-end.

The ideal candidate for this role will have prior experience as a Financial Controller and possess a proactive, "hands-on" approach. Exceptional mentoring abilities and gravitas are essential for effectively liaising with both internal and external stakeholders. Additionally, experience in implementing new systems and advanced Excel skills for scenario planning and comprehensive data analysis are highly desirable.

If you are ambitious, enjoy being an integral part of a Senior Management Team, and are eager to contribute to an organisation on its growth journey, this position offers more than just a routine role. This could be the opportunity you are looking for.

Debbie Burbage Recruitment is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. Candidates with equivalent qualifications and more or less experience can apply. We are a member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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