This successful, family run engineering business has enjoyed steady growth and is currently operating across a range of sectors producing a combined turnover of circa £12m. With an excellent reputation for service and professionalism they have many long term contracts and a strong order book. An unexpected retirement has created an opening for an experienced Financial Controller / Company Accountant to join the business, managing a small team of accounts / admin staff to control and analyse all financial activities. This position will report into the owners and interact with all areas of the operation. Aside from the routine finance elements accompanying a role at this level the position has some immediate challenges:
- Improving the budgeting and forecasting process to mitigate the effect of lumpy cash flow.
- Accounting for a wide range of revenue streams, managing and reporting on intercompany activity.
- Dealing with the complexity around equipment hire and leasing.
- Ensuring a large fixed asset register is accurately maintained.
- Implementing a robust accounting structure encompassing all departments.
The ideal candidate for this role will be an experienced Finance Manager / Accountant capable of joining a growing business in need of some structure, previous experience of the "growing pains" associated with a successful and diverse SME is therefore essential. The right candidate must have strong organisational skills and the ability to influence other employees in the business and persuade them of the need to evolve and embrace change. The ability to operate in a down to earth environment with minimal supervision is a key component for this role along with the ability to start at short notice. Please apply now to be considered for this Company Accountant vacancy. If you are interested in Finance jobs and Accountancy vacancies in Lancashire and Greater Manchester please forward your CV to AFR Consulting and we can support your job search!