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Date Added: Sat 10/10/2020

Financial Controller

Devon, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Financial Controller - South Devon

This is an exciting opportunity to take the helm as no.1 in finance for a £30m division of a long established and successful manufacturing group. Based in South Devon the Financial Controller will report directly to the division Managing Director with a dotted line into the Group FD.

As Financial Controller you will lead a local team of part-qualified and qualified staff in the provision of robust financial reporting and control, also playing a key role as part of the leadership team in achieving business objectives and driving performance improvements. Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Preparation and presentation of monthly management accounts, financial reports and budgets that provide a timely and accurate reflection of the business
  • Management and forecasting of cashflow ensuring that the business meets its working capital requirements and maintains strong cash control
  • Preparation of annual budgets with periodic reforecasts
  • Stock accounting and cost accounting ensuring effective management and reporting and obsolete and slow moving stock
  • Responsibility for all tax and corporate returns (including VAT)
  • Management of the external audit cycles, resolving queries and acting on recommendations
  • Working with the leadership team to deliver roiling three year business plans
  • Attending monthly management meeting at HQ to present results, explain variances, agree and implement action plans
  • Working with group to ensure that the new Navision ERP system is implemented and utilised efficiently
  • Identifying and implementing process improvement initiatives

The Financial Controller will be able to demonstrate the following qualifications, skills and attributes:

  • Fully qualified accountant ( ACMA or equivalent)
  • Extensive manufacturing experience within a similar Finance Manager or Controller role
  • Highly commercial and keen to be part of a pro-active management team
  • Great organisation and planning skills with the ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail with a passion for delivering accurate and insightful finance data
  • Excellent IT skills including experience of ERP systems and Microsoft Excel at advanced level
  • An analytical and inquisitive mind
  • Individually accountable but with a TEAM approach
  • A proven track record of leading a team and driving change and performance improvement

To apply for this role please forward your CV with details of your current salary, benefits and notice period. Please note that this role is a permanent position based in South Devon – only apply if you meet the above criteria and are located or committed to locate in the area on a permanent basis.

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