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Controller/Management Accountant

Michael Page
Cramlington, England, Northumberland
Pension, 25 days holiday, benefit scheme
Closing date
17 Apr 2023

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Job Details

As Controller/Management accountant you will serve as the Finance Business Partner for the local management team. The role includes a timely and accurate closing cycle and you will ensure adequate internal controls are followed to safeguard the assets of the business. The role will also drive continuous improvements both operating performance and financial processes, while building and maintaining strong relationships with the European finance organisation.

Client Details

Offering the most comprehensive global manufacturing capabilities within their industry my client has production, warehousing and distribution facilities in 22 countries across 4 continents. With an unwavering attention on innovating environmental and human health protection they are outstanding within their field. Based in the UK but working closely alongside their US and EU partners, they run a small finance team based in the Northeast but are part of something much bigger with 3 businesses and 16 entities throughout.

Offering attractive salaries and great benefits to their employees they are a fantastic business to work for.


  • Responsible for completion of accurate daily, weekly and monthly reporting
  • Analysing of budget vs actual costs; providing explanation on financial figures
  • Responsible for accurate and timely month end and annual end closing. Including Balance Sheet reconciliation to ensure accurate, timely and complete financial figures. Plus reporting to local management and European finance team.
  • Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to management
  • Provide financial analyses as needed; such as sales & margin analysis, working capital etc
  • Identify process gaps, savings, proposed and implement solutions
  • Running asset management system
  • Developing together with European finance and operations teams systems to reach highest possible transparency such as connecting the ERP system with a data collection system
  • Ensures compliance with established standards and Dakin policies.
  • Is the point of contact for third parties concerning external audits, internal audits, tax authorities, etc.
  • Jointly responsible for preparation of budget
  • Reviews and authorise various tasks performed by finance employees to ensure accurate, timely and complete recording of financial transactions. Such as reviews and authorisations of:
    • Manual journal entries
    • Balance sheet reconciliations
    • Various reports prepared by finance employees
    • Recharges to group companies
    • Payments

Coordination with other departments such as sales, HR, R&D and production


  • You will have knowledge of working within a commercial and manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting and cost control principles, including International Financial Reporting Standards and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles as applicable
  • Risk assessment and preventive action
  • Knowledge of automated financial and accounting reporting systems
  • Ability to analyse financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections
  • Working knowledge of short- and long-term budgeting and forecasting
  • Good working knowledge of ERP systems, SAP is a preference,
  • Strong analytical and proven statistical knowledge
  • Excellent communication skills

Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

Job Offer

Pension Contributions 7%

Social club

Reward scheme

Cycle to work

25 days hol + bank hols

45-50k Salary


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”

Visit the Michael Page website for more information

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