Financial Controller

Heyland Recruitment
Warrington, UK
17 Jul 2019
25 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Heyland Finance are delighted to be assisting our exclusive client, an SME Manufacturing business in the Warrington area is looking to appoint an experienced Financial Controller as part of a recent restructure.

Reporting to the Finance Director, the Financial Controller will take full responsibility for the day to day running of the finance function including all transactional processing activities.

As Financial Controller your main responsibilities will include;
  • Manage and develop the small finance team (8-10 staff) ensuring that the members of the team work together to meet the reporting deadlines set and that the staff members are developed and encouraged to meet their potential
  • Effectively manage all aspects of the accounting operations within the division - management accounting, credit control, purchase ledger and cash & expenses
  • Continually review, develop and document business processes to maintain and strengthen internal controls and to increase the efficiency of those processes
  • Oversee the production of financial outputs in line with the Group accounting policies and timetables - weekly flash reporting, monthly management accounts and board packs, quarterly forecasts and annual budgets
  • Plan and organise stocktakes within the business and oversee the quarterly stock revaluation and obsolescence provision calculations. Work with the Divisional Finance Director and Purchasing Manager to ensure that obsolete stock is identified early and disposed of as profitably as possible
  • Maintain control of all balance sheet accounts ensuring that these are reconciled monthly and any necessary corrective action taken as required
  • Oversee the production of the financial year end Group reporting pack and manage the interaction with the external auditors during the year end statutory audit ensuring that all the additional information they require is made available to them
  • Be cost-conscious and work to ensure that the costs of the business are well understood and appropriately budgeted for and that there is budgetary cost discipline across the division
  • Ensure compliance with Group policy and internal delegated authorities
  • Ensure compliance with statutory reporting requirements - VAT returns, Intrastat, and all relevant financial legislation


The ideal candidate will be a fully qualified CIMA, ACCA, ACA Financial Controller / Finance Manager with a proven track record in developing existing processes and procedures, ideally within an SME Manufacturing environment or subsidiary of a larger group.

Candidates must have considerable staff management experience, strong interpersonal and organisational skills and be used to working to strict deadlines.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an established, successful market leader as they embark on a number of interesting projects across their finance and operations functions. The successful candidate will enjoy a friendly working environment accompanied by a strong finance team and supportive Finance Director.

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