Financial Controller

Michael Page Finance
England, Worcestershire, Redditch
Closing date
Dec 13, 2021

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Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
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Job Details

The ownership and responsibility for the day to running of the finance function and team. Ensuring the smooth, accurate and timely running of the accounts department, and information produced.

Client Details

SME manufacturing business.


  • Ensure the smooth, accurate and timely running of the accounts department, and information produced.
  • Manage the finance team of 4-5 direct reports
  • To produce weekly reports such as;
    • Sales and VP
    • Cash reporting
    • Supplier payment plans
    • 13w cashflows
  • Oversee the preparation of the monthly management accounts and report thereon to the Plant Director and the Group Team
  • Intercompany reconciliations - done monthly before each month end
  • Ensure compliance with PAYE, VAT reporting
  • Year end reporting
    • Preparation of year end audit and tax files for the auditors
    • Review of statutory accounts prepared by auditors
    • Support the consolidation process
  • Tax compliance - control the preparation and filing of tax compliance requirements. CT, P11D and other tax filings as necessary in line with HMRC deadlines
  • Budgeting and forecasting - ensure the timely preparation and presentation of annual budgets and other forward planning information
  • Support ad hoc projects - To improve processes, systems and efficiencies throughout our company operations
  • Ensure the security, integrity, accuracy and timeliness of financial data and systems
  • Ensure company policies and procedures are always adhered to
  • Develop and improve the accounting systems.
  • Develop and improve the integration of back office systems.
  • Be part of the Senior Management Team driving the business forward.
  • Deliver solutions to assist in the control and development of the business.
  • Ensure that the current department's skill set matches the requirements of the business and that staff are able to develop to their full potential.
  • Drive a culture of communication and collaboration within the Finance Team and wider colleagues in the business


  • Relevant professional qualification (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) with c3 years PQE experience
  • Awareness of IFRS
  • Background in Manufacturing
  • Good communication skills and ability to listen
  • Computer literate and good IT skills
  • Advanced excel skills essential
  • Experience in accounting systems such as Pegasus and Microsoft Dynamics advantageous
  • Commercial background and approach
  • Strong data analytical skills
  • Confident and resilient nature
  • Accurate & maintain high standards
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Continuous improvement approach to systems
  • Ability to work in a team with other senior staff members from different departments

Job Offer

Competitive salary and benefits.


Michael Page specialises in the permanent, temporary and interim recruitment of qualified accountants. In fact, our organisation was founded to provide selection and recruitment services for accounting professionals and has been a market leader in this field for more than 35 years.

We have earned the trust of clients in industry and commerce, the banking and financial services markets and the public and not-for-profit sector. We also have an exemplary track record of completing assignments for everyone from small, boutique practices to the Big Four firms.

Many of our consultants have a background in accounting and finance – that’s real, grass roots expertise at your disposal. Combine that with the global reach you get from a company that has over 155 offices in 36 countries and you’re looking at a pretty formidable package. We are confident no other consultancy is better qualified to help you make that crucial, next step in your career.

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