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Financial Controller

Our client, an award-winning manufacturer, is seeking an experienced Financial Controller to join their growing team. With an international client base and an excellent reputation, the company has grown steadily throughout its history.
The successful candidate will be responsible for providing a robust financial control environment which proactively supports the profitable development of the business, while safeguarding the group’s assets. They will provide timely, accurate and relevant financial reporting to all stakeholders, reporting directly to the CEO.
Self-motivated and proactive, they will have experience in a senior finance role and hold a recognised finance qualification. The ability to communicate with all levels from shop floor management to group share holders, with the confidence to chair meetings reporting budgets and management accounts will be key.
Passionate about accuracy and with good analytical skills, the successful candidate will aim to develop and improve the company’s reporting processes, engaging stakeholders and improving finance awareness throughout the organisation.
Creation of monthly profit and loss accounts collated annually for statutory submission and audit.
Completing accounting functions including balance sheet management, fixed asset schedules, depreciation, prepayments, and accruals
Project reporting, reporting data from Sage to compile to project-based earned value calculations for management accounts
Production of all management accounts and presentation to the Leadership Team
Daily bank reconciliations
Process staff expenses and maintain staff expenses policy
Approving and overseeing monthly payroll to month and payroll year-end
Statutory returns; PAYE, VAT, ONS
Management of import/export taxation processes including movements in and out of EU and rest of world, IPR and EU VAT reclaims
Managing accounts payable; managing e-banking monthly and adhoc payment runs, processing via Sage e-banking into NatWest Bankline.
Managing accounts receivable; raising invoices, monitoring aged debtors, and allocating incoming payments
Managing petty cash
Reconciling all control accounts and intercompany balances
Management of the annual audit, across 2 businesses and the holding company
Manage and allocate PDQ Payments
Management of accounts for a second group company in Xero
Monitoring debt service liabilities and covenants
The Financial Controller will require the following skills:
Must be qualified and experienced in financial accounting, including ACCA/CIMA/ACA or equivalent
Highly organised, accurate, and detail orientated
The ability to communicate proficiently with stakeholders at all levels of the business including Managers, Leadership Team, Directors, and Shareholders
Ability to manage a team of administrators, balancing priorities across other areas of the business
Experience in Sage Payroll and Sage L50 accounting software including Projects
Experience of multi-currency accounting across all areas
Accounting experience in an export-driven manufacturing company will be a benefit
Experience in Xero accounting software
Highly proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
Working knowledge of the latest VAT, export, and import processes including EU roadfreight and IPR regulations
The successful candidate will be offered a competitive salary and benefits package.

3 months ago

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