Commercial Financial Controller

Pratap Partnership Ltd
Leeds, UK
18 Sep 2019
28 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Commercial Financial Controller

Pratap Partnership is working exclusively with Audio-Technica as they look to recruit a Commercial Financial Controller to join their team. Working directly with the group CFO you will effectively lead and manage all financial accounting & operations activities within Audio-Technica Limited, including European subsidiaries, ensuring full compliance with all legislative and regulatory requirements and Company policies.

About Audio-Technica

Established in 1962, Audio-Technica is a worldwide group of companies devoted to the design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of problem-solving audio equipment. Initially known for state-of-the-art phonograph cartridges, Audio-Technica now creates high-performance microphones , headphones , wireless systems , mixers and electronic products for home and professional use.

Winner of numerous industry awards, Audio-Technica manufactures products that set quality, durability and price/performance standards for live sound tours, broadcast and recording studios, corporate and government facilities, house-of-worship venues, and more.

The job:

As Commercial Financial Controller your job will be to lead and develop the Finance team to deliver effective financial accounting, reporting and control activities across the business, developing and implementing appropriate standards, tools and procedures as required. You will work in close collaboration with the ATEU CFO and take responsibility for the delivery and implementation of accounting policy, internal and external financial reporting, financial analysis and forecasting and internal controls and procedures to support the continued growth of the business.

A key element of this role is that the Financial Controller will work closely with both sales and marketing teams in the growing demand for commercial insights and support across the business. You will have had previous experience working with Senior Directors and other non-financial commercial stakeholders, encouraging a collaborative approach to drive business performance. Your job will also include:
  • Responsibility for the production and timely delivery of the Monthly Financial Pack and the Monthly Consolidation Pack for reporting to Audio-Technica Japan.
  • Producing a monthly report in relation to these packs with analysis on variances against budget and against prior year, with focus on the P & L and particularly gross margin.
  • Implementing effective and accurate monthly Cash Flow forecasting and provide reports to the ATEU CFO to support business planning.
  • Ensuring that all financial transactions across Audio-Technica Limited are accurately recorded.
  • Hold monthly meetings with Commercial teams across the EU business to maintain a good understanding of the commercial environment and any challenges; review how the budget has been impacted by these and provide a report to the ATEU CFO analysing the reasons for the variances and proposing actions to mitigate them.

This is just a short summary of some of the day to day challenges of this unique opportunity. Please get in touch for a full job description.

The person:

You will be a qualified accountant with at least 5 years PQE and have previous experience in a dynamic and fast-moving commercial business. You will have had practical experience "hands on" of managing and developing a team and good experience in working with ERP systems and sound and up to date knowledge of UKGAAP.

This is a brilliant opportunity to work in a really interesting business, working directly with the CFO and other SMT to drive business growth.

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