Financial Controller

Solutions Recruitment
30 Sep 2017
02 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
An new opportunity exists for a Financial Controller to join a multi-disciplinary team based in Teesside, reporting directly to the Finance Director, providing management accounts, budgets, forecasts and analysis.

As Financial Controller you will be part of a team responsible for the day to day monitoring of the organisation and individual Business Unit performance, preparing monthly management accounts, liaising with the Corporate office/Platform staff and building on the financial systems already in place. You will be a strong financial accountant with experience in a manufacturing environment.

You will take responsibility for the preparation and analysis of the monthly accounting records and financial statements including any variance analysis, whilst ensuring consistent and robust financial reporting across the business in line with UK and US GAAP accounting principles. You will develop, maintain, and analyse budgets, preparing periodic reports comparing budget costs to actual costs.

You will also take overall responsibility for the management of the payroll team.

Due to the nature of the role, the ability to manage people, adapt quickly to changing circumstances and to meet strict deadlines will be critical. Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills are also essential for this position.

The Role & Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with the Finance Director the following key duties will be required:-
  • Prepare individual Business Unit and consolidated UK monthly management accounts together with supporting corporate schedules
  • Prepare individual Business Unit and consolidated UK annual budgets, quarterly forecasts and variance analysis reports together with supporting corporate schedules
  • Prepare consolidated Group monthly management accounts, annual budgets and quarterly forecasts incorporating overseas entities
  • Prepare weekly Flash forecast reports and supporting variances to forecasts
  • Responsible for monthly close and opening of financial ledgers
  • Prepare draft year-end financial accounts and supporting corporate schedules prior to audit
  • Establish, maintain and develop sound accounting systems in line with Corporate and Regulatory guidelines
  • Secure financial information, including setting up and maintaining appropriate financial controls and procedures in line with company and statutory requirements, ensuring compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley regulatory requirements
  • Ensure compliance to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (UK & US GAAP), Corporate Directives and Financial policies and procedures.
  • Liaise with internal and external auditors in completing audit requirements and respond to group and external audit queries, where applicable
  • Oversee compliance with local customs duties and VAT regulations with overall responsibility for VAT accounting and reporting
  • Supporting the FD with the management of local treasury and tax needs, including preparation of cash flow forecasts and forward FX hedging programmes aligned to group policies
  • Develop, implement & maintain multi-site inventory control and cost tracking systems capable of providing management with period-by-period financial data on production cost, identifying variances from established standards by cause, product line etc
  • Support Business Unit Directors to assist in the delivery of annual business plans, providing financial and commercial guidance where necessary
  • Preparation and submission of P11D’s
  • Provide payroll supervision including liaising with HMRC on any related matters
  • Administration of 3rd Party benefit providers e.g. Pension and Share Save Schemes
  • Experience

  • Must have proven experience producing the monthly management accounts, budgets and cash control including analysing and commenting on variances
  • Experience of managing and motivating a team
  • Knowledge of multi-site reporting controls
  • Previous experience in a manufacturing/production environment
  • Knowledge of payroll processes
  • Knowledge of consolidation of overseas multi-currency reporting entities
  • Knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley regulatory requirements
  • Skills

  • Flexibility, well organised, and able to work under time constraints and deadlines.
  • Impartiality & Integrity
  • Numerical Skills
  • Analytical ability
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • IT literate, with experience of ERP systems
  • Strong leadership skills as the role requires leading a team and working closely with the senior leadership team across the business
  • Organisational skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, organise and prioritise workload
  • Flexibility for travel
  • Qualifications

    Qualified to ACA/ACCA/CIMA/CGMA or equivalent

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