Financial Controller


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April 2, 2024
Job Type
£55000 - £65000 per annum
Start date
Contact Name
Darren Cadman
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Company Details & Job Overview:

With head office based in Chorley, this established group of businesses are one of the UK’s most highly respected organisations who operate in a niche area within the service sector. Growing at a rate of between 5 and 10% yr on year, they have a turnover of over £60m, and remain focused on providing the highest quality of product. A growing group, they have clients across the UK where the highest levels of service provide the platform to ensure they remain a market leader. Employing over 700 staff, this role provides a platform to progress in a commercially astute business.

This role will suit a progressive individual. An established FM/FC or a senior Management Accountant who has a proven track record, the business are looking for an individual to develop and can offer progression to No.1 over time.

Ideally from a top Practice, you will have a solid grounding and personal drive to deliver in a commercially astute business.

• Competitive occupational sick pay scheme
• Bonus
• Enhanced holiday package
• Pension scheme
• Flexible working
• Discounts on service and products

Your New Role As Financial Controller:

As an integral part of the finance team, the Financial Controller will take responsibility for the day to day operation of the finance function as well as the responsibility for the production of management accounts across the group. A Varied role, you shall support the integration of a new finance system and assist in the implementation of new process and procedure to enable effective accounting across the business. As Financial Controller you will operate within a highly commercial role and play a key part in supporting the goals and ambitions of the senior management team. Working closely as a business partner you shall also work collaboratively with the CFO and work to enhance the decision making along-side senior heads in finance. This is an office based role, although flexibility with hours can be accommodated.

Key responsibilities
• Managing all day to day accounting operations of the Group
• Assisting the Head of Finance in the preparation of budget and financial forecasting and reporting any variances.
• Preparing and publishing all management accounts for the trading subsidiaries with support from the management accountants.
• Documenting business processes and accounting policies to maintain internal controls.
• Coordinating the management of cash flow, debt and debt collection.
• Supervising and managing financial department employees
• Overseeing the audit process and liaising with external personnel where required.
• Support the business with the financial strategy and decision-making processes
• Assisting the Head of Finance in presenting reports to senior executives, and board members.
• Ensure that the regulatory requirements of all statutory bodies are met.

A varied role, supporting the day to day financial activity this role will also support the decision making process in a commercially astute business.

Experience & Qualifications Required To Apply:

Qualified ACA, ACCA or CIMA, you shall be able to demonstrate your achievements to date within a role where responsibility for delivering management accounts was a focus. With management/supervision experience, you shall have a sound knowledge of financial and operational controls. Able to work with others in a collaborative way, you shall have strong commercial acumen, and the ability to analyse financial data to enable decision making. Able to deliver results in a fast paced environment, you shall be a progressive individual with the drive to one day progress to a no.1 in Finance.

Salary And Reward On Offer:

With a competitive salary, on-site parking and an enhanced benefits package, this role offers flexible working and most importantly, a clear progression path to senior leadership with support and mentorship to enable this to happen.

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

Kenton Black Finance operate across the UK as a market 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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