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Financial Controller - PE Backed Manufacturing Business

Lancashire, UK
Closing date
24 Jan 2021

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The Opportunity:

Finatal Manchester are currently partnering with a high growth Private Equity backed manufacturing business near Blackburn. Our client is currently overseeing revenues in excess of £50m with significant growth planned for the rest of 2021 through diversification of product and planned internationalisation. Alongside an industry recognised CFO, as Financial Controller you will play a key role in the deployment and completion of key projects, development of best in class financial controls and providing significantly greater transparency on the numbers through diligent use of MI.

The Role:

Reporting into CFO and investors, the Financial controller will work on a range of projects;
  • Developing financial processes and controls
  • Ownership of presenting key financial information
  • Commercial support on forecasting, board pack production and basic modelling
  • Introducing best practice and technical support
  • Working closely with PE investors and in time, supporting the eventual PE exit
  • Managing and developing a small team
  • Producing investment appraisals on new opportunities
  • Business partnering with operations to maximise profits and efficiencies
  • Support the CFO with any other ad hoc tasks/projects

The Requirements:
  • Qualified accountant (ACA/ACA/CIMA)
  • Proven ability to improve processes, controls and systems
  • Commercially astute with the ability to lead new ventures
  • Experience within FMCG/Manufacturing/Engineering is highly desirable
  • Previous experience in a PE backed business or similar high growth business is a must
  • Strong relationship management skills
  • Ability to adapt within a fast paced and high growth environment
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