Divisional Financial Controller


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February 28, 2022
Warrington, United Kingdom
Job Type
£60000 - £70000 per annum
Start date
Contact Name
Darren Cadman
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Company details and job overview:

Based on the outskirts of Warrington, this established insurance provider have been operating for many years. The business are part of a larger group, who boast a number of aligned business units with offices across the North of England. A dynamic, acquisitive and fast paced business, they provide a number of financial service based products to businesses and individuals across the UK. With a secure and diverse client base, which continues to grow, the group continue to grow and are taking the opportunity to add a no.1 in finance to this business unit. A commercially focused position which will form part of the SMT, the successful candidate will partner closely with the leadership team to drive strategy and add value whilst remaining hands-on in a diverse and exciting, progressive role.

Your new role as Financial Controller:

As Financial Controller you will take the lead in a hands-on, diverse role. Reporting directly to the group FD, and as No.1 in finance you will manage a small finance team and provide development and direction to your department. As a partner and trusted advisor, you shall support the leadership team and be part of the decision making process, driving change and strategy across your department. Partnering across the organisation you will look to develop the reporting and financial data available. Responsible for the month-end production of management accounts you shall manage the budget and forecasting process and develop analysis to support the wider organisation. With further responsibility for the year end accounting and first point of call for audit, you shall enhance the process and procedure whilst providing support to a growing business, aligning the duties across finance to ensure detail and timely production of day-to day processing as well as month and year end accounts.

Main role duties:

• Timely production of monthly management accounts, reconciliations & management of the invoice processing
• Direction and implementation of financial strategies to align with new and existing strategy across group and the business unit
• Creating and review of budget & forecasting
• Staff supervision and ongoing development of process and procedures
• Completion of statement reconciliations for all third parties and external insurers
• Production of statutory accounts & tax returns
• Cash flow management
• Production and management of the monthly payroll through provision of information & liaison with eternal payroll provider
• Production and continued development of daily, weekly & monthly MI to the SMT
• Regular liaison with stakeholders on commercial matters
• Ad hoc project management

Experience & Qualifications Required to apply:

You shall be a confident and experiences Financial Controller with experience in a regulated environment in the insurance/financial services sector. With a hands-on approach and able to demonstrate solid technical skills across both management and statutory accounting, you shall be able to further demonstrate areas where you have added value in a lead role. With a proven track record of enhancing process and procedure you shall also have staff management/supervision experience. Formally qualified in ACA/ACCA/CIMA you shall be sound in your analytical skills with the ability to collect, organise and analyse data with accuracy. With proficient Excel skills you shall also be able to communicate numbers effectively and have the ability to drive change and new initiatives.

Salary and reward on offer:

This position is a newly created role and offers a competitive salary, hybrid working and the opportunity for you to stamp your mark in a dynamic, growing business. Working in a collaborative office environment you shall be supported by a driven and passional senior leadership team who look forward to welcoming a strategy finance lead to the fold. With the opportunity to progress and grow further, the organisation is poised for further growth and are able to offer a clear progression path where your experience can add further value to the wider group across the North West.

This vacancy 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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