Cluster Financial Controller


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January 26, 2023
Job Type
£50000 - £55000 per annum
Start date
Contact Name
Darren Cadman
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Company details and job overview:

Based across two sites in rural Blackburn, this small collection of award winning leisure facilities are well known across the north for a providing a quality product and a customer experience second to none. With various revenue streams and situated in picturesque surroundings, the businesses are in a period of growth and are seeking a talented Finance Lead to work closely with various stakeholders across the organisation. As number one, with autonomy and the ability to add value your will take the lead on all financial activity and look to improve process and procedure in an exciting and rewarding sector.

Competitive salary
Hybrid working arrangement
Progressive business where career opportunity will come your way
Competitive holiday entitlement

Your new role as Cluster Financial Controller:

As Cluster Financial Controller you shall take responsibility for all aspects of the finance function across 2 operating sites. With a fluid working agreement, including an attractive home/office working agreement, you shall look to manage the finance function across the cluster. Supervising and developing a team of 4, you shall be responsible for developing internal controls, enhancing the financial reporting and also seek to produce detailed management/statutory accounts in a timely manner. As part of the senior leadership team you shall work closely with a number of stakeholders and develop strategy across varying areas of the leisure sector.

This is a rare opportunity to work in a rewarding business environment in stunning offices and with likeminded individuals who understand the value of the customer and end user.

Main Role Duties:
• Production of monthly management accounting, financial reports and annual statutory accounting
• Production of month-end analysis and board pack
• Manage the transactional team of 3 to ensure the timely close of month end ledgers
• Treasury management and management of all VAT, PAYE, corporation and other tax requirements
• Continuous improvements to enhance process and procedure
• Variance analysis across your division
• Stakeholder engagement and business partnering
• Payroll management including pensions and onboarding
• Production of annual budgets and forecasts in partnership with the operational heads
• Staff development, mentoring and monitoring

Experience & Qualifications Required to apply:
In order to be considered for this role you shall have a proven track record of adding commercial value whilst being hands-on in a lead role. You shall have experience in the leisure sector and have the confidence and skills as a business partner. You shall have experience of managing staff and be able to mentor effectively to up-skill your team. Technically strong with a hands-on approach you may be formally qualified, on the way to attaining this status or QBE in a lead role within the sector. You shall have experience of developing process and procedure and be commercially savvy in a fast paced environment.

Salary and reward on offer:

Opportunities like this do not come round very often. This is a truly dynamic organisation where a rewarding role is on offer to the successful Candidate who will have the ability to show a real flair for finance. Working in a sector which is ever changing, where the customer is of the upmost importance, you shall have the opportunity to thrive. A Financial Controller position in a business where you can progress and develop at a rapid pace, you shall have a clear remit to guide and direct the strategic decision making process. A rounded position, with the ability to add real value, you shall also be rewarded with a competitive salary, benefits package and have the support of highly astute professionals who are masters of their trade.

This role is being handled by Darren Cadman, Kenton Black Finance

Kenton Black Finance operate across the UK as a marker leading recruitment partner, specialising in the attraction of finance talent across both permanent and interim requirements. With a team of dedicated experts, each with longevity operating in the finance arena, we maintain a proven track record and have established partnerships with businesses both large, small and those in their infancy. Market leaders, we provide recruitment solutions from entry level finance to directorship professionals. Operating from local offices in Preston, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Birmingham and Glasgow, Kenton Black Finance remain a dynamic and effective recruitment partner who represent and attract only the finest finance talent in the local area and across the UK.

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