Manufacturing Financial Controller

England, Greater Manchester, Wythenshawe
£45000 - £50000 per annum
Jun 25, 2019
Jul 23, 2019
Oliver Summers
Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
CIMA, Qualified

A hands-on financial controller position, with 1 direct report based in Wythenshawe for a global manufacturer. The role reports into a regional FD, meaning the day-to-day running of the finance function is largely autonomous allowing the successful candidate to make it their own and gain valuable experience.

Client Details

My client is looking for a Manufacturing Financial Controller with a strong manufacturing background for their Wythenshawe site. As a global brand who operate in several markets, they have grown their international presence through both organic and acquisitive over their rich 150+ year history.


  • Overall managerial responsibility for the effective and efficient financial control of the Wythenshawe site
  • To participate as a key member of the site's management team
  • To support the site management team in delivering excellent customer service and ensuring that all related financial activities are reported in a timely and accurate manner
  • Support the Head of Commercial Circuit Protection and the Head of Operations in achieving targets, as set and agreed within the business
  • Production of the monthly site accounts within 2 working days of the period end
  • Responsible for reporting all of the site's financial performance including all relevant KPIs
  • Maintenance and development of the costing system to ensure that product costs are accurate
  • To produce monthly forecasts and annual budgets for the site
  • Monitoring and management of the site's working capital, in particular inventory and also fixed assets
  • To provide data, information, guidance and support to all business functions
  • Achieve a clean annual financial audit report for those areas mentioned above
  • Ensure on a monthly basis that all significant variances against budget and forecast are fully understood explainable, with this to be achieved within the strict month end timetable
  • Achievement of the site forecasts and budgets
  • To play a key part in continually developing and improving all aspects of the site's performance


Desirable/Essential Characteristics Manufacturing Financial Controller:

  • Minimum of 3 years PQE (Preferably CIMA qualified)
  • Experience of SAP
  • Manufacturing Experience
  • An effective communicator
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel

Job Offer

Manufacturing Financial Controller - Package:

  • Competitive Salary
  • 26 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Strong pension scheme
  • Discretionary 10% bonus
  • Company car/allowance