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Financial Controller

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  • Sector:

    Accounting and Finance

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  • Salary:

    £65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + £6,500 car allowance

  • Contact:

    Ben Williams

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  • Published:

    10 days ago

  • Consultant:

    Ben Williams

Gleeson Recruitment Group are working exclusively in partnership with a leading B2B services business in Wolverhampton, who are looking to appoint a Financial Controller in a newly created position.

Following a number of new appointments to the Board, there has been a modernisation and cultural shift within the business and they are looking for a forward-thinking Financial Controller to improve processes, drive change, implement a new ERP system and help lead the Finance team through this transformational phase.

Key responsibilities of the Financial Controller role:

  • Support and assist the CFO and other Heads of Department in the day to day management of the company, and the formulation and implementation of the overall strategic long term business plan
  • Working as part of the senior management team to co-ordinate and efficiently manage all business activities
  • Managing the budget, with a focus on quality of information, including budget setting, performing periodic reviews and proper detailed deviation analysis with advice and corrective actions where appropriate
  • Providing general financial advice, information and support to line managers/employees within the company
  • Oversee and support in the preparation of the consolidated monthly management accounts, in addition to performing detailed reviews of periodic results
  • Prepare and lead monthly and periodic result reviews with Head Office Executives
  • Ensuring timely and accurate periodic and year-end reporting under IAS, IFRS and UK GAAP
  • Risk management and in particular mitigating/hedging of foreign exchange rate risks
  • Assuring an adequate Internal Control System and efficient Policies and Procedures
  • Overseeing internal and external legal and financial audits
  • Being the driving force behind initiating and implementing efficiency and process improvements within the Finance and Controlling function, in addition to contributing to and supporting similar initiatives in the overall organisation.
  • Drive the development of the local IT system, take a leading role in the implementation of an ERP system

Key requirements of the Financial Controller position:

  • Proven experience with working within a B2B service based business at a senior level
  • Strong Leadership and commercial knowledge
  • Very strong problem solving and organisational skills and proven ability to prioritise responsibilities and processes
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Effective and confident communicator
  • Ability to coordinate and manage multiple improvement initiatives at once
  • Experience and open minded attitude to change and change management
  • Good computer skills and ERP system experience
  • Essential technical knowledge of IFRS, UK-GAAP
  • ACA, CIMA or ACCA or International equivalent

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