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FINANCIAL CONTROLLER (FREIGHT & LOGISTICS) -Up to £60k + Great Prospects - COLNBROOK

Posted 7 December 2017 by Strive Supply Chain Ended

Financial Controller (Freight & Logistics)

Colnbrook

Up to £60k + Great Prospects

Strive Supply Chain are a leading management recruitment consultancy, specialising in Supply Chain, Production, Planning, Logistics, Transport & Warehouse Operations, please visit our website at www.strive .co.uk or join us on twitter at twitter.c om/strivellp for further vacancies and information.

We are delighted to be representing our client, a medium sized Freight Forwarding specialist providing national delivery & collections services in their search for an experienced Finance Controller.

Reporting directly to the Managing Director, you will be responsible for overseeing the day to day accounting & finance duties where you will look to apply sound commercial finance judgement to aide the future development and growth of a small network of distribution centres across the UK in a number of ways, both financial and operational.

Essential purpose of the role:

This is a hands-on role & will appeal to anyone who has worked in a financial capacity in a SME. You will be highly visible & communicate with people across the business face to face on all matters financial. The business is in urgent need of sound financial analysis, budgeting, managing, reporting & influencing. Whilst the wider business performs well the overall P&L needs to reviewed & analysed closely to set budget’s ahead. It is envisaged that this role will eventually lead to a move upwards on to the senior management team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure costs & expenditure is reported in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Managing a team of 4 including credit control, purchasing & admin.
  • Hands approach to capital expenditure & negotiations
  • Analyse and identify areas of improvement that affect the cost base especially on labour, fuel & other key areas.
  • Challenge Senior Managers on operational expenditure, costs & budgets
  • Identify areas of financial weakness in the business & follow through with solutions
  • Will put in processes to analyse financial trends in real time
  • Operate in a flexible and responsive way to the business needs.
  • Resolves issues with commercial operations
  • Works efficiently and calmly tight deadlines
  • Oversees financial KPI’s
  • Work with SAGE but also help in setting up a new financial system

The ideal Candidate:

This role would suit someone who is used to a great deal of autonomy in either a Commercial Finance Manager’s role or as a Financial Controller role.

  • Will be comfortable in a hands on & visible role
  • Proven Financial background covering all aspects of accountancy, finance & reporting
  • Strong financial KPI background
  • Highly proactive, energetic & driven to achieve success
  • Proven commercial awareness
  • Experienced Negotiator
  • Fantastic numeracy skills
  • Strong analytical skills?
  • Excellent related IT skills and knowledge of relevant software
  • Excellent communication skills
  • High attention to detail

We look forward to you application.

Required skills

  • Budgeting
  • Credit Control
  • Financial Controller
  • Freight
  • Financial Background

Reference: 33979180

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