Lloyd Barnes

Financial Controller

My client is seeking to recruit a qualified accountant to report direct to the Managing Director.

You will be the lead finance person for the company, but you will be supported by a part-time Finance Director.

You will need to possess strong management skills as you will be leading and managing a small but growing team.

In addition, you will also have strong organisational and technical skills and proven track record within a manufacturing environment.

This is a challenging and exciting role with a significant period of change and development of business systems and new software, so implementation experience will be a distinct advantage along with advanced Excel skills.

Excellent prospects for advancement salary £40- £45,000 depending on experience.

Key responsibilities:

  • Production of monthly management accounts, including processing journals and accruals and investigating any variances

  • Analysing month and year to date performance, reporting on any variances to budget and forecast

  • Preparing Management and Board reports clearly identifying successes and key risks of the business

  • Reviewing costs to identify cost savings, leading the improvement measures.

  • Management of cash flow

  • Timely and accurate preparation and submission of quarterly VAT returns and monthly Intrastat and EC sales returns

  • Overseeing weekly and monthly payroll

  • Preparing budgets and forecasts and liaising with budget holders

  • Responsible for the creation of finance policies

  • Improvement and monitoring of internal processes and controls

  • Liaising with managers to ensure mutual awareness of issues, current developments and priorities of the company

  • Strong Interpersonal Skills

  • Management of Credit Control function

  • Managing, mentoring and supporting the finance team

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