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Financial Controller for global manufacturer

  • Location

    London

  • Sector:

    Manufacturing & Engineering

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    70000 - 90000

  • Job ref:

    HF001

  • Published:

    26 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    29-12-2020

  • Client:

    Midstream Lighting

The Role

We are looking for a dynamic individual to roll up their up their sleeves and take ownership of our finance function to further propel the company growth. You will play an instrumental role in building a globally recognised brand in this challenging role.

Responsibilities 

  • Provide management team with clear, timely and accurate financial analysis.
  • Lead the forecasting process for the business and review the operational assumptions with the management team.
  • Coordination, preparation, and consolidation of the monthly management accounts and KPI reporting.
  • Assess and improve the Internal control environment, including suggesting systems improvements and to actively assist in building efficient end-to-end processes.
  • Assist in preparation of statutory audit materials including being a point of contact for the company auditors
  • Annual reporting, tax and other compliance across international jurisdictions (primarily the UK and Italy), including audit, corporation tax and R&D tax credits
  • Monitor financial performance, interpret and identify trends and make recommendations to the business.
  • Management of banking relationship and activities Commercial finance activities including documentary credit and payment methods used in international trade
  • Leadership and development of the finance team – provide training and mentorship and ensure appropriate development plans are in place and followed.

 

Requirements 

  • Proven self-starter with experience of being able to work independently, juggling and prioritizing across workloads and consistently meeting deadlines
  • Qualified accountant ACA, CIMA - 1st time passes preferred
  • Experience in international trade and transactions
  • Strong academic record (BA, BSc, or higher, 2:1 or higher)
  • Strong analytical skills with experience within analysis, forecasting, budgeting and management reporting
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel with experience of manipulating large datasets and modelling skills (pivot tables, filtering, lookups, etc)
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills (both written and oral), preferably with commercial exposure in previous roles
  • Ability to build effective relationships with financial or non-financial and internal or external stakeholders, e.g. sales, finance, operations, marketing
  • Strong attention to detail, yet also showing the ability to surface the key material issues
  • Prior experience in management and development of team members
  • Experience may include Joint Ventures, M&A activity, business risk management, external audit, systems implementations.

 

Benefits 

This role will give you:

 

  • Competitive Salary package
  • Experience in fast-growing company serving 65 different markets
  • Exposure to all commercial areas of the business
  • Career Progression
  • The opportunity to work with talented people in a fast-paced and fun environment Involvement in building a globally recognized product company; The opportunity to travel