Financial Controller

  • Location:

    Barnstaple, United Kingdom

  • Sector:

    Commercial Business Support

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  • Contact:

    Paula Golby

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  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

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  • Consultant:

    Paula Golby

The company
A well-established and respected business in North Devon, enjoying a strong international reputation as a specialist manufacturer of products for the industrial, commercial and domestic markets. A leader in its field and known for its quality and engineering excellence. The company is now seeking a Financial Controller for the next step in its journey.

What is the purpose of the Financial Controller?
This is a lead finance role for a wholly owned subsidiary business of a US parent company. As part of the senior management team, you will influence the strategic decision making alongside leading a multi-disciplined team across finance, purchasing and IT.

What will you do as the Financial Controller?

  • Take responsibility for the preparation of full reconciled monthly management accounts.
  • Maintain customer price books, sales item price lists and current raw material purchase prices.
  • Ensure timely submission and payment of monthly payroll and supplier payments and maintain control over sales ledger receipts.
  • Ensure the environmental, health and safety, manufacturing and quality standards and procedures are adhered to.
  • Monitor the performance of direct reports and build a coherent team to meet business demands.
  • Manage those of direct responsibility and when necessary maintain discipline according to Company procedure.

What skills and experience will you have as the Financial Controller?

  • Qualified Accountant (CIMA/ACCA or ACA)
  • Self-organised, self-motivated and efficient, able to meet strict deadlines.
  • Works well under pressure, within a team or as an individual.
  • Strong analytical skills, IT literate – especially with Excel and ERP/MRP software
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Previous experience in a senior finance position, either as Financial Controller, Finance Director or similar.
  • Having worked within a manufacturing environment.

What will you get in return?
Salary is in the region of £50,000 per annum plus 25 days holiday, a pension and healthcare benefits.

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