Financial Controller

11 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The organisation:

Intraining and Rathbone are divisions of NCG; one of the UK?s largest national training and college groups. With a combined turnover of £50m they specialise in providing employers and individuals with apprenticeships, skills and qualifications that make a real difference in the workplace. In addition, Intraining and Rathbone play a vital role in creating prospects for thousands of young people at risk of long term social and economic exclusion by engaging or re-engaging them in learning. Operating a nationwide network of training centres, they work with thousands of learners and businesses every year, regionally and nationally, to help them reach their full potential and build a talented workforce through high quality education and training.

The role:

Reporting directly to the Finance Director, the Financial Controller job has been created to strengthen the Finance team giving better visibility over the organisations balance sheet and to act as the key intermediary between Group Finance and the combined Training Provider businesses. The Financial Controllers role will provide a consolidated reporting service, ensuring a full understanding of the financial transactions and work in partnership with the Group teams to improve processes and outputs, whilst proactively supporting the Senior Management Team

The jobs key responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • First line of communication with Group to deal with information requests and communications
  • Accurate reporting of consolidated results to enable full understanding of current performance and support decision making
  • Preparation of consolidated forecast positions and risk/opportunity schedules
  • Ensure that the balance sheets of Rathbone and Intraining are managed appropriately, understood and represent an accurate view ? no surprises
  • Work with Group functions including HR, Payroll, AR, AP to improve the processing and reporting of financial transactions
  • Partner with Group Finance to improve the accuracy and timeliness of month end processing and reporting
  • Improvement projects including working with the contracts team on supply chain arrangements and payment processes

You will be a trusted advisor to the directorate(s) Senior Management Team, partnering with the Group to improve processes, communications and ensure that outcomes are significantly improved. Recognised as providing an excellent service by internal customers, you will provide appropriate, timely consolidated information to support key decisions and ensure performance against budgets is fully understood as is the underlying balance sheet position.

The Candidate:

You will be a Professionally Qualified CCAB accountant with a minimum 5 years PQE, with proven experience as a Financial Controller in either public or private sectors, you will possess a high-level ability to understand and improve on transactional and reporting processes.

You will be recognised as providing an excellent service by internal customers, and have proactive approach to problems with a solution driven mindset, alongside a desire to interact at all levels of the business and spot opportunities for continual improvement.

The Opportunity:

This job is a newly created position and offers a superb opportunity for a self-motivated finance professional to have a real impact on the financial reporting process. You will be able to work both independently and as part of a team to continually develop and add value to the wider organisation. A genuine opportunity to use your technical finance acumen and have a visible business impact.

The position is based in Central Manchester, conveniently near to all public transport routes, and there will be occasional travel to sites nationally. It comes with a generous starting holiday allowance and flexible working practices as well as a defined contribution pension.

How to apply:

Please visit the recruitment website at www. axonresourcing. com / jobs / intraining

Axon Resourcing are retained exclusively on this assignment and all 3rd Party CVs will be forwarded to intraining @ axonresourcing. com

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