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Financial Controller - Permanent (20495)
N/A Crewe, Cheshire 181 Days Ago
Posted: 15-06-2017
Full-Time
£35,000-£45,000 - £25 - £50k Per Annum
Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5.30pm
Accounts & Finance
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 pa

Candidate Requirements: 

  • Ideally fully qualified with post qualification experience but we will consider QBE or Part Qualified
  • Proven experience as a Financial Controller
  • Senior accounting experience is essential
  • It is essential that you have strong business acumen
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to manage operationally as well as financially
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures
  • Excellent accounting software user and administration skills
  • Advanced MS Excel skills including V Lookup and Pivot tables and experience in using these skills to analyse and manipulate large data sets
  • Experience in implementing and controlling operational processes that provide tracking and rigidity whilst still allowing the business to operate at speed and with agility
  • Experience in providing management information.
  • Ability to problem solve and detect problems before they arise
  • Strong initiative
  • Ability to work closely and support the different business functions from sales to warehouse
  • An ability and experience in learning new IT systems
  • Communication skills- required for both internal and external
  • People skills – experience of management, recruitment and motivation of a diverse team as well as working in close partnership with internal colleagues

Job Description: 

We are pleased to be working with a growing and dynamic distribution company who operate globally.

Due to the success experienced to date, and to assist with the future growth plans of the company our client is seeking a Financial Controller to provide and manage more control and rigidity to the overall operations.

This is a hands-on role where the successful candidate will be required to get involved in all aspects of the business yet also a key role as a senior member of the management team working very closely with the Directors.

Keys duties include:

  • Accounting - oversight and involvement in all aspects of the financial accounts including bank reconciliations and VAT returns and ensuring all financial transactions are correctly recorded.
  • Reconciliation – reconciling and maintain tight control on all financial accounts across various degrees of complexities including multi-currency payments, part payments, invoices and credits
  • Cash Flow management – maximizing the efficiency of the working capital facilities of the company
  • Sales/ Credit control – making sure all customers remain in terms, credit insurance approvals, ensuring daily sales invoices are raised correctly
  • Purchasing – Supporting and monitoring a multi-currency, multi country purchasing function with complexities around returns and credits
  • Stock – controlling and reconciling stock movements and levels in a fast paced constantly moving sales and purchasing environment
  • Reporting – Providing directors with key management information, both financial and operational statistics
  • Systems – oversight and involvement in the full end to end processing of stock through the business
  • IT – Involvement with the operation and change management related to the IT systems used
  • Our client is growing rapidly; this is a fantastic opportunity for an individual that enjoys working in a fast-paced environment, who has strong business acumen and that wants to be a key member implementing processes within an expanding business.
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