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Assistant Financial Controller

Hays Senior Finance
Hereford, Herefordshire, England
Compeitive package
Closing date
13 May 2024

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Hays Senior Finance are partnering with an international manufacturing business hiring for an Assistant Financial Controller. They are a world leader in the innovation and manufacture of high-Nickel, high performance alloys. Owned by a global conglomerate operating in more than a dozen countries that manufactures complex metal components and products for power generation, aerospace, space exploration, military and other mission-critical applications.

They are committed to fostering a culture of inclusiveness, empowerment, and respect that embraces the differences in who we are. The Hereford operation is the major UK production facility for the wider group.


Responsible for maintaining the accounting records and reporting system to fulfil corporate and management requirements relating to financial, management and statutory accounts of the Company, and financial forecasts embodied in the Annual Operating Plan and Mid-Range Projection.

Essential Functions:

  • Supervises, directly and through immediate subordinates, the activities of staff:

- Maintaining accounting records including Works Ledgers, General Ledgers and Trading Accounts and preparing, in accordance with approved principles, systems and timetables Balance Sheets, Profit & Loss Accounts, Capital Appropriation and Expenditure Statements, Trading Statements, Inventory Valuation and Weight Analyses and Reconciliations, etc.
- Compiling financial information for the Annual Operating Plan and Mid-Range Projection together with revisions to the Plan throughout the year in the form of short-term forecasts comprising statements (in both dollars and sterling) such as balance sheets, earnings and cash flow statements, inventory reconciliations, sales, and cost of sales.

  • Organises the overall workload, advising and participating as necessary, to ensure that correct information is provided within the required time scale and in order of priority.
  • Takes action as required by, or with, the approval of the Finance Director, to safeguard the income and assets of the Company within the scope of his assigned responsibility.
  • Supervises investigations or calculations necessary to provide data for and/or support recommendations relating to, e.g., aspects of annual/periodic accounts, capital investment, systems improvement, etc. Submits reports, where appropriate, and implements findings approved by the Finance Director.
  • Organises, supervises and participates, as necessary, in the preparation of Weekly RYG as well as Monthly and Quarterly PCC reviews, reviewing the content and presentation of financial information contained therein.
  • Monitors actual results and identifies, interprets and evaluates deviations from Annual Operating Plan and/pr forecasts
  • Lead contact for internal and external auditors.
  • Reviews Internal Audit report findings as affecting his assigned responsibility and implements recommendations approved by the F.D.
  • Keeps informed about accounting techniques, financial and tax legislation and regulations, Company products, Company organisation etc.
  • Co-ordinates Government Capital Expenditure Claims and ensures that procedures are developed and implemented to meet changing Government legislation.
  • Examines, as required by the F.D. new accounting techniques or requirements which may have company-wide implications. Devises and develops methods and procedures and trains staff in their implementation.
  • Recommends to the F.D. changes in systems and procedures and any other changes which will improve efficiency and reduce costs; implements agreed changes. Seeks to improve corporate accounting/financial forecasting and reporting systems through the use and extension of latest computer techniques and facilities and, where approved, may act as Accounting Department representative working with specialized staff to develop and install enhancements.
  • Supervises the Preparation of periodic Cash Flow Forecasts and carries out a GAP analysis versus the actual.
  • Participates in Hedging activities for both currency and metals with a view to protecting margins by removing risk.
  • Assesses the performance of assigned staff, reviews their progress with the F.D, recommends any necessary action and, where required, assists in the training and development of accounting staff.
  • Signs cheques, Traders Credits and other negotiable documents drawn on the Company's Bankers, together with requests for foreign exchange payments.
  • Responsible for site wide Sox compliance.
  • Deputise for the FD in their absence.

Education/ Qualifications and Experience:

  • Degree - Finance/Accounting.
  • Possession of a professional accounting qualification, i.e., ACMA, ACCA, ACA, is mandatory in this position, together with a minimum of three years' post-qualification accounting experience in industry.

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