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Commercial Financial Controller

  • Location

    Birmingham

  • Sector:

    Accounting and Finance

  • Contract type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + bonus

  • Contact:

    Ben Williams

  • Contact email:

    benwilliams@workwithglee.com

  • Job ref:

    32311_1673627685

  • Published:

    22 days ago

  • Consultant:

    Ben Williams

Gleeson Recruitment Group are working exclusively in partnership with a household name business, who are looking to recruit a Commercial Financial Controller into their ever growing team.

This business are turning over in excess of £500 million, with operating profits which exceed £100 million. This role sits within a business unit whose turnover is c.£260 million. You will manage a small team, but will very much be seen as the number 2 to the Finance Director for this division. There is definite progression potential within the role, as there are plans afoot for you to step into the FD position in around 3 years, so they are looking for someone who has this potential and ambition to make this step up.

Salary on offer is up to £80,000, plus bonus. The business is very flexible and operates on a hybrid model, where the expectation is for you to be in the office 2 days a week, on average.

Key responsibilities for the Commercial Financial Controller role:

  • Driving financial performance and adding value, by providing financial insight, and assisting with effective prioritisation and decision making
  • Owning, developing and maintaining financial processes, systems and controls
  • Deputising for the Finance Director when needed, with excellent exposure to the CEO and CFO
  • Providing the executive team with effective financial insight and insight
  • Identifying opportunities to add value, through a continual focus on process enhancement, which includes; revenue leakage reduction, working capital optimisation and maximising tax efficiency
  • Owning all elements of financial control, which includes; annual budgets, weekly and monthly reporting and periodic reforecasts
  • Cash flow management
  • Preparation of weekly cashflow forecasts
  • Monthly management accounts, with P&L, balance sheet and cash flow, with variance analysis and commentary

Key requirements for the Commercial Financial Controller role:

  • You must be ACA, ACCA or CIMA, with a number of years post-qualified experience
  • Proven experience in a complex, fast-paced and commercial environment
  • Exceptional financial modelling and analytical skills
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills
  • Line management experience

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