Financial Controller

Sandusky Limited
10 Nov 2017
15 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Sandusky Limited is part of a privately owned $250 million turnover group with 4 sites in the US and 1 in the UK (MetalTek International). Our company operates in the precision engineering sector and is growing, profitable, cash generative, ambitious and not highly leveraged. We have an inclusive and engaging culture where personnel development and investment for the long term is prioritised. We believe that employees who are involved and who feel part of the business are more effective which in turn benefits the business and its customers. We are searching for someone to join this highly motivated and successful team to head up the finance function and support the strategic growth plan over the next 5 years and beyond. Reporting directly to the Director & General Manager, you will be responsible for the day to day management of both the company’s finances and the functional personnel (of which there is 2 members of staff – Accountant and IT Controller). The primary objective of this position is to manage and control all areas associated with the finance function of the organisation. Key responsibilities of the role include: Managing, controlling and leading all financial matters and issues in the company Ensuring that strong financial controls, disciplines, procedures and systems are maintained Cash management on a daily basis and rolling six month cash flow forecasting Monthly and annual financial close process to prepare accurate management accounts in order to monitor the company’s performance and report to the Board of Directors Contact person for accounting and tax advisors Responsibility, with group support for the ERP system and group database Oversight of wage and salary payments, controls, disciplines and procedures Support in budget preparation and ongoing budgetary control, including cost control and reduction activities Oversight of HR activities and management in the business with appropriate external consultants as appropriate Supporting the production and planning managers with metals and other key materials/supply purchasing Analysis of material, labour and ancillary costs on production to monitor margins achieved to report to the sales team Manage intercompany accounts with the UK Head Office company and the US group, prepare management accounts for the UK Head Office company Managing and administration of forward exchange contracts to minimise exchange rate risk from Euro sales Review and negotiation of all key contracts (e.g. utilities) as they arise Knowledge of defined benefit pension scheme accounting is also desirable Ideal candidate will: Hold ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualification Have a minimum of five years’ experience in the industry, to a Financial Controller level Experienced in being part of the leadership team of businesses in competitive and challenging sectors Preferably experience of exposure to the manufacturing sector Strong cash management skills and experience Experience with ERP systems Strong cost control skills and experience Has a communicative, engaged and involving management style Ambitious, energetic and committed The position is full time, 37.5 hours per week. 8am-5pm Mon-Thur, 8am-1.30pm Friday. We will provide a competitive Salary, Company Pension Scheme and Life Assurance. If you would like to apply for this position, please attach your CV and a cover letter with details of your current/latest salary by Tuesday, 5th December 2017.