Group Financial Controller


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May 30, 2024
Job Type
£65000 - £78000 per annum
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Contact Name
Darren Cadman
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Company Details & Job Overview:

Based in East Lancashire, this award winning group of diverse businesses units continue to lead the way within the sectors they operate. With manufacturing at the heart of the business, they distribute across the globe and continue to innovate and develop the manufacturing processes to remain market leader. With operations which span a number of sites across the UK, they have an enviable list of clients who are well known across the retail space. As the business continues to grow, they are hiring in to a new Group FC position to support the group FD in a commercially focused position, and one to provide succession planning longer term. Within easy commute from the M65, they are a business who strive on quality and actively seek to promote from within. With solid retention of staff across the business, they are seen as a local employer of choice.

This is a unique opportunity in a commercially astute, acquisitional business.

Your New Role As Group Financial Controller:

Part of the Senior Leadership Team, in a newly established role, you will support the FD in establishing process and procedure across the finance function for a range of business units. Whilst leading on commercial analysis, you shall support stakeholders and take responsibility for the Month-end routine, whilst managing a team of talented finance professionals. A varied role, where your input will reach all levels of the group, this position will also support new business acquisitions, and remains a focused to ensure effective succession planning longer term.

This is a unique opportunity in a fast paced, commercial set of businesses. Adding commercial value, through stakeholder engagement, you shall look to enhance the detail and financial reporting, providing analysis across various areas of the business whilst also improving process and procedures. A hands-on role, you will be supported by a talented leadership team, and have the opportunity to make a real difference to outputs within the department, as well as bottom line numbers through efficiencies.

Experience & Qualifications Required To Apply:

Qualified ACA, CIMA or ACCA you shall be able to demonstrate solid commercial acumen. With a strong technical skillset, you shall also be an effective communicator, and able to influence others across various areas of a business. Having already operated in a senior finance role role, ideally with manufacturing, you shall have a proven track record of improving a finance function and be prepared to roll up your sleeves in a varied, challenging role. An office based position, you will have the ability to support stakeholders, and have the gravitas to see through change. A "doer" and someone who is able to drive efficiencies, you shall also have staff management experience and be looking to develop into an FD position longer-term if not already at that point.

Salary And Reward On Offer:

With a competitive salary you will be working alongside like-minded professionals in an environment where there is opportunity to really drive change and commercial value. With a number of benefits, the business boast excellent staff retention, and this role is set to provide the business with a succession plan where progression remains a focus.

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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