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Financial Controller

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Financial Controller Salary: £60,000 Location: Lancashire

Keywords: Finance, Controller, ACA, ACCA, CIMA, Management, Stakeholder Relationships

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly competent Financial Controller to join a rapidly growing organisation in the retail sector. This role offers an attractive salary of £60,000 and is based in Lancashire. The successful candidate will have the chance to shape the finance function, drive efficient processes and controls, and build strong relationships with stakeholders across the business. This role reports directly to a high calibre Finance Director and provides an excellent platform for career growth and development.

Opportunity to shape the finance function in a rapidly growing company
Direct reporting line to a high calibre Finance Director
Chance to build strong stakeholder relationships across the business


What you'll do:

As a Financial Controller, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the financial landscape of our client's organisation. You will be responsible for overseeing the production of monthly management packs, handling FP&A responsibilities, driving process improvements, ensuring smooth year-end audits, managing weekly cashflow forecasts, handling VAT returns, recruiting and training new starters within your team, and building strong relationships with stakeholders across the business. Your analytical skills and commercial acumen will be crucial in this role as you present risks and opportunities to the business.

Direct management and development of the finance team
Oversee production of the monthly management pack, presenting risks and opportunities to the business
Handle FP&A responsibilities, providing valuable insight to aid continued growth
Drive process improvements and embed a strong controls culture
Ensure smooth year-end audit in collaboration with the Finance Director
Full responsibility of weekly cashflow forecast with commentary
Handle VAT returns and similar technical accounting duties
Recruit and train new starters within the finance team in line with business growth
Build close working relationships with stakeholders across the business


What you bring:

The ideal candidate for this Financial Controller position is fully ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified (or equivalent) with a strong technical accounting background. You possess advanced Excel and finance modelling skills along with excellent commercial acumen. Your ability to build strong stakeholder relationships will enable you to influence key business decisions at board level. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential in this role. We are looking for an ambitious individual who is eager to learn and develop within a fast-paced environment.

Fully ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified (or equivalent)
Strong technical accounting background paired with analytical skills
Excellent commercial acumen
Advanced Excel and finance modelling skills
Ability to build strong stakeholder relationships
Influence key business decisions at board level
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ambition to learn and develop within a fast-paced environment


What sets this company apart:

Our client is a well-established organisation in the retail sector. They have recently received major investment from a global private equity business, leading to rapid growth and substantial increase in profits. The company is committed to offering a slick online retail experience. This is an exciting time to join the company as they continue to expand their offering.

Robert Walters Operations Limited is an employment business and employment agency and welcomes applications from all candidates

Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Accountancy & Finance

Focus: Finance Manager

Industry: Accountancy

Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum

Workplace Type: Hybrid

Experience Level: Mid Management

Location: Lancashire

Job Reference: 51029533/001

Date posted: 17 May 2024

Consultant: Jonathan Kerr

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