Financial Controller

Job Title: Financial Controller
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
Salary: £60000.00 - £75000 per annum + plus car allowance and bonus
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 3969509_1619071944
Contact Name: James Priestley
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 22, 2021 07:12

Job Description

Experienced Financial Controller - Qualified leading a team of 4 based just outside Birmingham city centre.

Your new company
Hays are delighted to be working exclusively with a leading internationally owned distribution business with sites across the world. Based in the Birmingham hub the company have ambitious growth plans for their UK division and are market leaders in their field,

Your new role
The Financial Controller will be responsible for conducting financial analysis and business performance reviews on an ongoing basis, to co-ordinate and support the preparation of budgets, to prepare and review investment proposals and to fulfill ad-hoc and special group related reporting requirements. You will report into the European Finance Director and lead a small team and be the number one Finance person on site in Birmingham.

Key duties will include:
Management oversight of all aspects of the finance function (AR/AP/VAT/Fixed Assets/General Ledger/Job costing/Customer Profitability Analysis/IFRS compliance/Cost Centre management, Budgeting & Productivity reporting.)
Profitability Analysis
Responsible for accurately reporting the profitability of the business on a monthly basis with re-forecasts quarterly.
As Business Partner, provide financial support, reporting and guidance to the senior management team (and the rest of the business).
Supervise and develop the reporting and monitoring of departmental spending including activity based costing drivers.
Maintaining and upgrading the internal control and Risk Management systems of control
Supporting the development of the annual business plan & budgetary cycle.
Leadership and development of finance staff
Month end closing of management accounts and reporting both to local management and at group level.

What you'll need to succeed
The ideal candidate will be a Qualified Accountant who has several years post Qualified experience. A good working knowledge of SAP or a similar ERP system is desirable. Previous experience working in a hands on Controller role and supporting a small team is essential. The role is a strong mix of technical work but we are also looking for someone who has excellent commercial acumen and the ability to work internally and externally with customers. Previous knowledge working within logistics, distribution or manufacturing is essential. Knowledge of working with contracts and supporting external customers is also highly desirable.

What you'll get in return

This is a fantastic role for a strong Financial Controller looking to grow and develop. The company offer fantastic longer term opportunities and superb career progression. They are also offering a hybrid working policy with some home working as an option, a basic salary up to £75000, car allowance and generous bonus potential.

What you need to do now
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