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Date Added: Sat 01/04/2023

Financial Controller

Blaina, NP13, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Financial Controller - Swan EMS (Abertillery, Wales)

Employer and role
Swan EMS ("Swan") is an established contract manufacturer of cable assemblies, box builds and PCB assemblies based in Abertillery, 30 min from the M4/Newport. Swan was recently acquired by a fast-growing group, EC Electronics, a management owned business backed by private equity with operations in Basingstoke, the Netherlands and Romania.
This is a key role to formalise the finance function locally to drive valuable efficiencies and align reporting to Group. There is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to progress and assist at Group level as the business continues to acquire and grow organically.

Main purpose of job:
Manage all finance functions ensuring accounts are finalised within set deadlines. Supervise the daily activities of the accounts team. Work with the wider business to ensure efficiencies are gained. Working closely with the Group CFO to ensure consistencies, efficiencies and improvements are maintained.

Main responsibilities & key tasks:
Complete month and year end procedures as required and provide accurate and timely monthly management accounts. Managing, training and setting objectives with the accounts team.
Ensuring compliance with accounting principles and Group practice and detect any accounting errors and resolve.
Daily management of cash flow, minimising exposure to stock and work in progress with business managers.
Create and maintain good relationships with suppliers
Oversee the credit control function and manage invoice finance requirements including audits and reconciliations as necessary.
Post all bank transactions: customer and supplier payments, miscellaneous payments, direct debits etc. Reconcile bank accounts.
Manage foreign currency requirements with Group colleagues and assist the CFO with any tasks as required
Liaison with key stakeholders: Directors, Auditors, Bankers, HMRC.
Oversee the sales and purchase ledgers to ensure they are well maintained. Investigate unallocated transactions and review all purchase transactions for coding etc.

Knowledge and skills:
Highly computer literate with an excellent working knowledge of Word, Excel and ERP/MRP systems.
A recognised accounting qualification.
A self-starter with a thorough knowledge and working experience of managing an accounts team is essential.
A flexible attitude to changing demand and business direction and a strong team player and leader.
A background in manufacturing business(es) will be an advantage
Some International travel may be required
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