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Financial Controller

Blair West
Peterlee, County Durham, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jun 18, 2024

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Full Time
Blair West is working in partnership with Eden Farm, a national wholesaler and distributor, part of AIM-Listed Kitwave Plc as they look to add a talented, qualified Financial Controller to their growing Frozen & Chilled wholesale division.

The opportunity:

  • Ensuring all accounting processes are completed in line with agreed reporting deadlines.
  • Leading the month end close process to deliver timely, consistent, and accurate data and financial reports for the business.
  • Performing timely and accurate reconciliations and analysis to provide assurance over the reported financial performance of the companies.
  • Preparation and reconciliation of the month end margin.
  • Review of Balance Sheet Reconciliations, completed by Finance Manager, owning, monitoring and addressing reconciling items, identifying risks and opportunities.
  • Leading and driving all IT/ Finance improvement projects.
  • Play a key role in the year end audit including the production of lead schedules and sample data.
  • Support in annual budget setting process.
  • Managing and improving accounting controls and processes.
  • Line management of on-site transactional finance, principally Credit Control, and finance manager.

You'll be the ideal candidate for this position if you're:

  • A qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA).
  • A driven, commercial and forward thinking Finance professional.
  • Good with commercial and business acumen, together with an ability to communicate and explain financial results.
  • Methodical with a strong attention to detail.
  • Experienced in a senior role within a fast-paced environment.
  • Able to demonstrate a background in driving, supporting and leading through change.
  • Organised and have good administrative skills.
  • Able to manage multiple mixed priorities at any given time.
  • Great at communicating and have good interpersonal skills, with the ability to build strong relationships with all stakeholders including senior management.
  • Experienced with IT programmes (Excel, Word) and Finance Systems.

Our commitment:

Blair West is an equal-opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and inclusion at every stage of the recruitment process. We are committed to fairness, equality, and ongoing diversity training for our team to give our candidates and clients a feeling of belonging during their experience with us. If you require reasonable adjustments at any stage during their experience with us, please speak to their consultant.

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