Financial Controller

Brampton Recruitment Ltd
£35000 - £45000/annum
16 Jun 2017
16 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Permanent Vacancy

Job Title: Financial Controller

Hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5.30pm

Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 pa

Location: Crewe, Cheshire

Candidate Requirements:

* Ideally fully qualified with post qualification experience but we will consider QBE or Part Qualified
* Proven experience as a Financial Controller
* Senior accounting experience is essential
* It is essential that you have strong business acumen
* Strong communication skills and the ability to manage operationally as well as financially
* Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures
* Excellent accounting software user and administration skills
* Advanced MS Excel skills including V Lookup and Pivot tables and experience in using these skills to analyse and manipulate large data sets
* Experience in implementing and controlling operational processes that provide tracking and rigidity whilst still allowing the business to operate at speed and with agility.
* Experience in providing management information.
* Ability to problem solve and detect problems before they arise
* Strong initiative
* Ability to work closely and support the different business functions from sales to warehouse
* An ability and experience in learning new IT systems
* Communication skills- required for both internal and external
* People skills - experience of management, recruitment and motivation of a diverse team as well as working in close partnership with internal colleagues

Job Description:

We are pleased to be working with a growing and dynamic distribution company who operate globally.

Due to the success experienced to date, and to assist with the future growth plans of the company our client is seeking a Financial Controller to provide and manage more control and rigidity to the overall operations.

This is a hands-on role where the successful candidate will be required to get involved in all aspects of the business yet also a key role as a senior member of the management team working very closely with the Directors.

Keys duties include:

* Accounting - oversight and involvement in all aspects of the financial accounts including bank reconciliations and VAT returns and ensuring all financial transactions are correctly recorded.
* Reconciliation - reconciling and maintain tight control on all financial accounts across various degrees of complexities including multi-currency payments, part payments, invoices and credits
* Cash Flow management - maximizing the efficiency of the working capital facilities of the company
* Sales/ Credit control - making sure all customers remain in terms, credit insurance approvals, ensuring daily sales invoices are raised correctly
* Purchasing - Supporting and monitoring a multi-currency, multi country purchasing function with complexities around returns and credits
* Stock - controlling and reconciling stock movements and levels in a fast paced constantly moving sales and purchasing environment
* Reporting - Providing directors with key management information, both financial and operational statistics
* Systems - oversight and involvement in the full end to end processing of stock through the business
* IT - Involvement with the operation and change management related to the IT systems used
* Our client is growing rapidly; this is a fantastic opportunity for an individual that enjoys working in a fast-paced environment, who has strong business acumen and that wants to be a key member implementing processes within an expanding business