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Interim Financial Controller

Hamilton Woods
Closing date
10 Jul 2022

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Interim Financial Controller - 6-12 months



Hamilton Woods is actively recruiting for an Interim Financial Controller within a growing SME subsidiary that sits within a large European group. The Financial Controller is to directly support the Chief Financial Officer. additionally, stakeholder management towards the Chief Operating Officer is also crucial, as well as being a senior leader within the rest of the business. As the business has grown, more of the business development aspects are becoming the responsibility of the CFO, therefore requiring a proven individual to effectively lead the finance team of an exciting and rapidly growing organisation.

Key Responsibilities:

Line management of two individuals
Overseeing and improving transactional processes and controls (AP/AR/Cash/Payroll)
Ensuring the continued development of financial reporting compliance and standards (both internal and external)
Working closely with external advisers to develop controls and compliance in tax affairs (primarily, VAT, Corporation Tax, R&D claims, employment taxes and Stamp-Duty Land Tax)
Managing the annual audits and supporting the Audit Committee
Managing risk and internal control processes
Being the owner of the accounting information systems and further developing that functionality
Running the financial month-end timetable, creating the management accounts, and drafting the board packs using input from all departments across the business
Co-ordinating the budget process and establishing a forecast process within the business
Partnering with the COO to review the CAPEX direction of the business; ultimately working with the Commercial Finance Analyst to develop ROI models for all types of investments
Owning overheads for the business and seeking projects to improve efficiency
Developing a self-billing system from the ground-up (one does not currently exist in any form).Key Personal Skills/Knowledge:

Strong communication skills (oral, written, listening). This includes the ability to give effective presentations to all levels of management.
High levels of interpersonal skills, specifically around influencing without direct authority, resolving conflict, and creative problem-solving.
Proven analytic skills. Must be comfortable analysing data with advanced Excel skills and systems logic, then developing clear and actionable conclusions/recommendations.
Organised and confident; will be the one point of contact for a wide operations team on multiple topics and will need to react effectively to demands
Biased toward action. Takes initiative, is entrepreneurial, can hit the ground running and move projects forward right from the start. Seeks forgiveness, not permission.Work Experience and Qualifications:

A qualified accountant, with noted experience as a Financial Controller, plus a strong background in reporting, tax, controls and compliance plus reporting and process efficiency is necessary
Experience in construction, manufacturing, or sub-contractor management beneficial
Strong IT implementation and automation track-record
Exposure to decision-making and business partnering would also be an advantage
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