Financial Controller

Howarth Morris
Warrington, UK
13 Sep 2019
02 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting, career-defining opportunity to join a £100m+ t/o UK manufacturer who are part of a globally recognised super-brand as the No 2 in Finance. Based in impressive offices on the outskirts of Liverpool this is a new role created to meet increased finance team workload/business demand and to take responsibility for some of the existing Financial Controllers current remit as he steps up to focus on more strategic & operational areas. Operating in a highly visible, high profile role, you will be responsible for a direct team of 5 and an additional indirect team of 4, with your remit including:

  • Day to day management of the finance team
  • Co-ordination of the completion of annual & quarterly forecasts and subsequent reforecasts
  • Ensuring the finance team delivers timely and accurate month end financial & management accounts
  • Month End Consolidation
  • Group Reporting
  • Preparation of the MI Pack including sales variance reports and working capital overview
  • Presentation and explanation of results to senior management and to the board
  • Business Partnering with senior management teams across Production Manager, Commercial, Operations and Purchasing
  • Annual Budget preparation
  • Ensuring effective control of key manufacturing business drivers including scrap, efficiency, yield and headcount
  • Ensuring modern and effective financial controls, processes and procedures
  • Project Support
  • Case study approval
  • Financial modelling
  • Supporting System development and utilisation

Applicants will be fully qualified CIMA, ACA or ACCA professionals and will have previously operated in Financial Manager or Controller role, ideally for a UK division of a global manufacturer. You will have excellent leadership skills and a track record of managing & developing strong finance teams. Whilst a skilled Financial Controller you will also have the commercial acumen, gravitas and personality essential to forging strong relationships with non-finance senior management and operations teams. Good MS Excel skills are essential and knowledge of SAP or a similar ERP system would be advantageous. A competitive salary - £65-70k - is complemented with benefits including Company Bonus, 25 days holiday, 4% Pension, Parking and a Friday Lunchtime finish. This is a high profile, highly visible autonomous role, working within a friendly and supportive team and will undoubtedly prove a stimulating and fulfilling role for the successful applicant.

Howarth Morris are a leading North West based Finance and HR Recruitment Consultancy. Providing a complete temporary, contract and permanent recruitment solution we work with a broad range of businesses ranging from owner managed SMEs to FTSE 100 and Blue Chip Multinationals, supporting their recruitment needs throughout the UK. We are dedicated to the career management of Part Qualified and Qualified Finance & HR Professionals, across ACA, ACCA, CIMA, AAT, ICM, CIPP and CIPD and work to support our candidates with not just securing their next move but through their longer term career management. We are committed to providing businesses with finance and HR professionals who will make a difference and who will add real business value. Visit our website for more information on our unique profile and market leading service and call or email today to hear more about this and other exciting local and UK wide opportunities.

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