Strive Supply Chain
12 Jan 2018
18 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Operational Financial Controller


Up to £60k + Great Prospects

Strive Supply Chain are a leading management recruitment consultancy, specialising in Supply Chain, Production, Planning, Logistics, Transport & Warehouse Operations, please visit our website at www.strive. co.uk or join us on twitter at twitt er.com/strivellp for further vacancies and information.

We are delighted to be representing our client, a Freight Forwarding specialist providing national delivery & collections services in their search for an experienced Finance Controller.

Operating from multiple sites across the UK and reporting directly to the Managing Director, you will be joining an ambitious and forward thinking organisation where you will be responsible for overseeing a small financial team and working closely with all department heads to oversee the day to day accounting & finance duties. You will be expected to provide sound commercial finance judgement & advice to aid the future development and growth in a number of ways, both financial and operational.

Essential purpose of the role:

This is a hands-on role & will appeal to anyone who has worked in a financial capacity in a SME with a direct impact on growth. You will be highly visible & communicate with people across the business on all matters financial & operational. The business is in need of sound financial analysis, budgeting, managing, reporting & influencing. Whilst the wider business performs well, the overall P&L needs to reviewed & analysed closely to set budget’s ahead. It is envisaged that this role will soon lead to a move upwards on to the senior management board.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure costs & expenditure is reported in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Managing a team of 4 including credit control, purchasing & admin.
  • Hands approach to capital expenditure & negotiations
  • Analyse and identify areas of improvement that affect the cost base especially on labour, fuel & other key areas.
  • Challenge Senior Managers on operational expenditure, costs & budgets
  • Identify areas of financial weakness in the business & follow through with solutions
  • Will put in processes to analyse financial trends in real time
  • Operate in a flexible and responsive way to the business needs.
  • Resolves issues with commercial operations
  • Works efficiently and calmly tight deadlines
  • Oversees financial KPI’s
  • Work with SAGE but also help in setting up a new financial system

The ideal Candidate:

This role would suit someone who is used to a great deal of autonomy in either a Commercial Finance Manager’s role or as a Financial Controller role.

  • Will be comfortable in a hands on & visible role
  • Proven Financial background covering all aspects of accountancy, finance & reporting
  • Strong financial KPI background
  • Highly proactive, energetic & driven to achieve success
  • Proven commercial awareness
  • Experienced Negotiator
  • Fantastic numeracy skills
  • Strong analytical skills?
  • Excellent related IT skills and knowledge of relevant software
  • Excellent communication skills
  • High attention to detail

We look forward to you application.