UK Head Of Finance

Job Title: UK Head Of Finance
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Ilminster, Somerset
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 3589579_1558635376
Contact Name: Jonathan Green
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 23, 2019 19:16

Job Description

Financial Controller Level role owning the UK finance function for a multi-national manufacturing company

Your new company
Diversified, multi-national and well established manufacturing business with sound reputation and highly stable workforce. This business are able to offer a good work / life balance and working culture.

Your new role
Reporting to the MD and UK GM, your role here will be to own the UK finance function, for this business.
As this is a relatively small finance team, this is a "hands on role", however you will be also be playing a key role in influencing the direction of the business.

Duties to include :

* Line management and leadership of the Finance team
* Maintain, control and optimise the ERP system for all financial processes
* Manage cash flow analysis and projections
* Prepare annual budget, reporting variances and supporting managers with corrective plans
* Control of international VAT- import, duty, fiscal representation, Intrastat returns and EU sales listing
* Control and timely completion of all payments
* Control of general, sales, purchase and general cost ledgers
* Conduct customer credit checks, setting credit limits and monitoring aged debts
* Oversee finance team routine activities
* Develop and improve financial systems and management information
* Prepare annual statutory accounts in conjunction with the auditors
* Review monthly customer sales report and monitor customer profitability. Develop ad hoc sales reporting, including margins
* Provide strategic management advice as part of the Senior Management Teams
* Advise managers on financial policy and control matters
* Effectively co-ordinate, communicate and manage relationships with external auditors, advisors, insurers, banks and suppliers
* Maintain professional knowledge through continuing professional development activities

What you'll need to succeed
Prior experience at #1 or #2 level in a finance team
Qualified CIMA, ACCA or ACA
Background in manufacturing and / or engineering beneficial

What you'll get in return
Competitive base salary + Benefits
37 1/2 hour week with half day finish on Friday
On-site parking and facilities

25+ days holiday + bank holiday

What you need to do now
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