Group Financial Controller

Recruiter
Axon Moore Group Ltd
Location
Brough, North Humberside
Salary
65000.0000
Posted
08 Jun 2017
Closes
08 Jul 2017
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Axon Moore are proud to be working in exclusive partnership with Chaucer Foods Group to assist in the recruitment of a Group Financial Controller.

Chaucer Foods Group sell their products in more than 30 countries and are the world’s largest supplier of freeze dried fruits, with a customer base including manufacturers, food service and retail organisations. The business were acquired in the December 2016 by the Nagatanien Group, a Japanese plc.  

Based at Chaucer Foods Group head office, just West of Hull, the Group Financial Controller will manage a local team whilst also working with colleagues across their global manufacturing base.

Reporting into the CFO, the Group Financial Controller will be responsible for:

- Management and development of the Group Finance Team
- Consolidation of monthly financial results
- Development of business wide financial controls, risk management and corporate governance procedures
- Managing the audit relationship and liaising with external advisers on tax and treasury matters
- Supporting the CFO on key initiatives such as finance restructuring, M&A projects and systems implementation projects
- Production of annual Statutory Accounts
- Ownership of Corporation Tax, PAYE and VAT returns
- Providing insights and responses to Japanese parent company questions
- Monitoring bank balances / forecasts and execution of currency hedging strategy

Key experience / skills required:

- Fully qualified Accountant (ACA / ACCA / CIMA) with a least 5 years post qualification experience
- Strong focus on controls and processes and a high attention to detail
- Up-to-date technical skills including IFRS (FRS102 would be desirable) and confident preparing UK statutory accounts
- Good UK tax knowledge and the ability to work closely with external advisers
- Strong written and verbal communication skills – you will engage with colleagues across the world on a daily basis and you’ll need to ensure processes and standards are being followed
- Strong people manager who can evidence prior development of staff
- Confidence to challenge the regional Finance Directors whilst maintaining a positive working relationship

Importantly the Group Financial Controller will need to grow and develop as Chaucer continues to expand and broaden its portfolio. The business has come a long way in the last 5 years and will be different again in another 5.

The role will offer a basic salary of £65-70,000, plus car allowance, pension and other benefits.

Any applications made directly to Chaucer Foods Group will be forwarded directly to our recruitment partner Axon Moore.