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Financial Controller

Michael Page
England, Coventry, West Midlands
Closing date
31 Oct 2022

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Manufacturing and engineering
Salary band
£50,000 - £60,000, £60,000 - £70,000
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working?
From our office
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Job Details

The role is responsible for the finance function, ensuring that financial books and records are appropriately maintained and that all financial compliance requirements are met. Working directly with Managing Director and Global Financial Controller.

Client Details

SME manufacturing business.


  • Local accounting and preparation of monthly reporting packages in accordance with corporate requirements.
  • Coordinate with the corporate finance functions (corporate reporting, cost accounting, tax, treasury, and accounting services) to ensure timely and accurate reports/analysis are provided, appropriate journal entries are prepared and recorded, and assist with internal and external audits
  • Provide effective management, training and development of direct reports within Accounts
  • Works with the Global Financial Controller to develop operational metrics which help to identify areas where factory performance can be improved
  • Assist in identification of risks to business unit performance
  • Review and analysis of proposed pricing and marketing programs to determine the effectiveness of the programs and offer recommendations for improvements
  • Monitor existing controls for effectiveness. Train functions as required on controls and implement new controls as deemed necessary
  • Documentation of internal controls and management testing of controls - Maintain and audit testing for SOX compliance
  • Work with Global Financial Controller to develop the strategic and annual financial plan including sales, COGS, operating expenses, manpower, and capital investment. Lead the preparation of documents necessary to forecast and make recommendations to adjust sales and expense plans. Set schedule to meet corporate targets
  • Prepare detailed reporting on individual progress on quotas and detailed calculation of sales incentives
  • Create ad hoc reports to analyse business unit sales, margins and expenses. Perform analysis to determine causes for deviations from plan and prior periods
  • Create reports, which monitor performance towards business unit specific operating targets and goals
  • Assists in preparation and presentation of reports and materials for operations reviews
  • Provide data reports to support new product development activities and proactively identify opportunities for cost reduction or improvements on key products
  • Assist in implementation of enterprise information systems, as needed
  • Completion of special projects as assigned.


  • 5 years accounting experience in an operational environment
  • ACCA/ACA/CIMA or equivalent
  • Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in the use of Xero accounting software would be advantageous
  • Excellent problem solving ability, organised, analytical; able to work with detailed information and provide high level analysis
  • Ability to work independently, working proactively and taking initiative to achieve desired results
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills (including presentation experience to key stakeholders)
  • Strong skills using analytical and report writing software (such as Excel, Cognos tools).

Job Offer

Competitive package and benefits.


Michael Page specialises in the permanent, temporary and interim recruitment of qualified accountants. In fact, our organisation was founded to provide selection and recruitment services for accounting professionals and has been a market leader in this field for more than 35 years.

We have earned the trust of clients in industry and commerce, the banking and financial services markets and the public and not-for-profit sector. We also have an exemplary track record of completing assignments for everyone from small, boutique practices to the Big Four firms.

Michael Page has pioneered a unique, consultative approach to recruitment, enabling us to find the best fit between our client’s needs and the candidate’s experience and abilities. With an emphasis on delivering results and establishing long-term relationships, our consultants waive commission in favour of quarterly profit share – that means impartial career advice and an entire team pulling together on your behalf.

Many of our consultants have a background in accounting and finance – that’s real, grass roots expertise at your disposal. Combine that with the global reach you get from a company that has over 164 offices in 34 countries and you’re looking at a pretty formidable package.

We are confident no other consultancy is better qualified to help you make that crucial, next step in your career. Take this opportunity to browse our accounting, tax and treasury jobs to find out more about our specific expertise:
• Industry and commerce
• Financial services
• Public and not-for-profit
• Taxation
• Specialist markets
• Treasury
• Newly qualified ACA

Alternatively, if you're looking to hire, please send us a job brief or get in touch to find out how our track record could add value to your recruitment process”

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