Financial Controller

Four Financial Recruitment Ltd
13 Apr 2018
12 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

An established and well-known engineering/manufacturing company based in Rochdale are currently looking for a Financial Controller on a permanent basis.

You will be responsible for all aspects of financial management of the company, including corporate accounting, regulatory and financial reporting, budget and forecasts preparation, and to work closely with the General Manager and operational staff to improve profitability by identifying, and tackling, inefficiencies and waste in the production cycle. This person will be a key part of the management team and will be involved at a strategic level within the company and will also present to the Group's Corporate Team at the monthly management meetings.

Your key responsibilities will include;

Manage all financial operations of the company including reporting, invoicing, cash management,

stock control, sales ledger, purchase ledger, nominal ledger and fixed assets.

Provide financial and commercial support to the General Manager.

Ensure quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting and ensure the integrity of

the ledgers and associated systems.

Ensure the nominal ledger is accurate and that all relevant nominal ledger accounts are reconciled

each month.

Prepare timely and accurate monthly management accounts.

Prepare year-end accounts and audit pack.

Prepare annual budgets and monthly financial forecasts and report variances.

Prepare weekly cash flow forecasts in all relevant currencies.

Manage the Finance Department to ensure the resource available is utilised as efficiently and

effectively as possible.

Work closely with the General Manager, Group Cost Accountant and operational staff to ensure all

products have accurate and up to date BOMs and MIs.

Continuous monitoring and auditing of sales prices and margins, both quoted and actual.

Develop daily/weekly/monthly production profitability, yield, variance reports etc. to improve the

information available to support decision making. Use the reports to identify, and implement,

improvements to increase profit margins, improve efficiencies, reduce waste etc.

Ensure that financial controls are in place across the factory and are adhered to.

Take control of stock management, recording and reporting.

Ensure compliance with all tax and regulatory issues.

Be the main point of contact to external auditors and provide all required information.

In order to be considered for the role you will have the following skills and attributes;

Qualified accountant (possibly QBE) with experience in a similar role within a manufacturing

environment. A proven track record of driving improvements and cost savings in production.

The desire to want to make improvements and the tenacity to drive them through. A willingness to take a hands on approach and get out on the shop floor to see what is really happening. Strong interpersonal, communication and commercial skills. Solid technical ability. Attention to detail. Ability to meet deadlines. Experience of foreign currency transactions and foreign currency bank and ledger management. Strong Excel skills including pivot tables. Experience of MRP and/or ERP systems.

If this role sounds of interest then please do not hesitate to send your CV to

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