Our client a significant FMCG supplier to major retailers and due to continued expansion they are now looking for a Financial Controller to join the team. Reporting in to the Head of Finance, you will be fully responsible for managing the day to day accounts function across this quite geographically diverse business.
The role will include:
Preparation of the monthly management accounts including reporting schedules, balance sheets and journals for the operating divisions of the business.
Effective cost allocation, variance analysis and commentary
Preparing weekly sales and expenditure reports.
Preparing budget schedules.
Cash flow preparation.
Assisting with the preparation and presentation of other ad hoc financial reviews and analysis such as energy contracts and foreign exchange hedging etc.
Preparation of statutory accounts and managing audits.
Support the integration of accounting functions and implementation of new systems
Recognised professional qualification (ACA, ACCA, ACMA or equivalent)
Strong and up to date technical accounting knowledge, including IFRS and UK GAAP
Ability to understand and manipulate data to present clear and concise financial messages for review
Ability to ensure deadlines and targets are achieved or surpassed
Experience of Finance IT applications such as Sage
Microsoft Office applications, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint etc
Advanced Excel skills including, pivots, macros & Power Bi would be advantageous
Ability to work with minimum supervision & prioritise effectively under pressure
Strong communication skills and the ability to engage effectively with all stakeholders, including external auditors and banks.
A demonstrable team player with an ability to help motivate those working with them.
Ability to influence and negotiate to ensure key decisions, deadlines and targets are met.
The ability to lead ad-hoc projects while continuing to manage core accounting processes within the team.
Ideally you will be a Qualified Accountant with at least 4-5 years post qualification experience ideally in a fresh food, distribution or fast paced manufacturing environment with experience of dealing with the major retailers.
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