Assistant Financial Controller

Howarth Morris Ltd
Liverpool, UK
18 Sep 2019
22 Sep 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 US super-brand. Operating as the No 2 in Finance and based in impressive offices on the outskirts of Liverpool this is a new role created to meet increased finance team workload/business demand - as the business has doubled in size over the last 12 months - to take responsibility for management of the finance team and to take on some of the Financial Controllers remit as he steps up to focus on more strategic & operational areas. Operating in a highly visible, high profile role, your responsibilities will include:

- Day to day management of the finance team - a direct team of 5 and an additional indirect team of 4
- 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 head count
- 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 a supervisory finance role at Senior MA/FA or Asst FC/FC level. Manufacturing knowledge/experience is essential and applicants who have worked for a fast paced UK division of a global manufacturer will be of particular interest. You will have strong leadership skills and the commercial acumen, gravitas and personality essential to forge strong business partner relationships with non-finance senior management and operations teams. You will also have prior experience of dealing with change management (Leadership & Continuous Improvement both in Finance & Operations). Good MS Excel skills are essential and knowledge of SAP would be advantageous. A competitive salary, £60-65k, is complemented with benefits including Company Bonus, 25 days holiday, 4% Pension, Parking and a Friday Lunchtime
finish. Working within a friendly and supportive team this role will undoubtedly prove a stimulating and fulfilling role and offers excellent career prospects for the successful applicant with the opportunity to develop and take on additional responsibility and ultimately progress to FC.

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

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