Financial Controller / Finance Director Designate

Financial Controller / Finance Director Designate

Job Title: Financial Controller / Finance Director Designate
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Leicester, Leicestershire
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JR14678_1542193742
Contact Name: James Roach
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 14, 2018 11:09

Job Description

Financial Controller / Finance Director Designate

Salary £50-60,000


Full time

Our client is a well-known manufacturing business with exceptional growth to date in its relatively short existence.

We are looking for a highly ambitious Financial Controller, strong-willed and with the gravitas required to support the board of directors in achieving their growth plans. This is an SME environment where hard work is rewarded and plain-speaking is encouraged. Very well-capitalised and with strong support from the company's funders, this position will be highly influential across the business and working closely with the owners.

If you're looking to make a name for yourself and have the appetite to work hard, are down-to-earth and personable, and love a challenge, then this is a great opportunity to make your mark.

The Role

This appointment, reporting to the Managing Director, will be accountable for the following:

  • Production of the monthly board pack to include detailed management accounts and analysis;

  • Provision of commercial intelligence to aid the board in its decision-making;

  • Ongoing constructive challenge of the board's business plan;

  • Close control of company financial resources, constantly looking for areas of improvement to both the working capital cycle and the bottom line;

  • The running of the accounts department team;

  • Maintaining good relations with the external stakeholders including banks, auditors, key suppliers and customers.

The candidate's experience

You will have a good working knowledge and can demonstrate experience of the following:

  • An understanding of the issues facing a manufacturing business and the accompanying accounting conventions;

  • An ability to build systems and influence key stakeholders in a change process;

  • An ability to influence non financial managers in cost control and cash management;

  • Strong attention to detail & a "completer-finisher";

  • Preferably a blue-chip and/or a top-10 background with strong skills in process management & implementation;

  • SAP Business One experience a plus;

  • Preferably management experience, with a proven ability of building successful teams.

If you are interested in applying please send your CV and details of your current remuneration.