UK Financial Controller

Posted 8 September by Accountancy Recruit
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About our Client

Accountancy Recruit are proud to be currently recruiting for the UK head office of a world leading FMCG business, that are looking to appoint a UK Financial Controller. This is an ambitious company, that due to a recent acquisition is experiencing growth and positive change. The job is based in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk at the head office for the UK operation, which consists of 5 individual sites.

You will be an individual who is passionate and committed to achieving the companies’ objectives and in turn you will become a valued member of a forward thinking, competitive and energetic business environment. This Financial Controller’s job will offer real scope to achieve your professional goals with involvement in a broad spectrum of accounting and project work. You will be in the #1 finance person on site, reporting directly to the CFO Europe.

Job Description

  • Managing the Finance Team on site, ensuring training and professional development
  • Overseeing and reviewing the monthly management and financial accounts
  • Ensuring that group monthly accounting and reporting deadlines are met
  • Monitoring financial statements
  • Liaising with external auditors and reviewing audit procedures
  • Responsible for Corporate Income Tax returns and other fiscal filings in liaison with external Tax Consultants
  • Ensuring Corporate financial reporting, budgeting, and forecasting
  • Overseeing financial analysis and commentary
  • Preparing business plans to deadline
  • Production of monthly cash flow and working capital forecasts
  • Monitoring business performance and lead with the Operating Head, the development of corrective actions if needed, in particular: commercial margins and site performance
  • Ad hoc financial analyses
  • Contributing to Group Financial Process improvement
  • Maintain controls integrity
  • Critically evaluate Capex proposals, monitor spending, and authorise as appropriate
  • Maintain relationship with auditors, tax advisers, banks, government agencies etc
  • Travel to Europe 1 - 2 times per quarter when permitting

The successful Applicant

  • 5 years Post Qualified
  • Background in FMCG or Manufacturing
  • JD Edwards or alternative ERP system
  • Advanced Excel

Remuneration & Benefits

  • Attractive salary
  • Profit related annual bonus
  • Performance related annual bonus
  • Car allowance
  • Company pension contribution
  • Life assurance

Reference: 40838388

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