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Financial Controller

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Financial Controller Salary: £60,000 - £65,000 Location: Lancashire Keywords: Finance, Controller, ACA, ACCA, CIMA, Management, Stakeholder Relationships

Our client, a high growth PE backed retailer, is seeking an ambitious Financial Controller to join their Lancashire head office. This role offers the opportunity to shape the finance function, drive efficient processes and controls, and build strong relationships with stakeholders across the business. Reporting directly to a high calibre Finance Director, you will have the chance to influence key business decisions at board level and contribute to the company's continued growth.

  • Opportunity to shape the finance function in a leading retailer
  • Direct reporting line to a high calibre Finance Director
  • Chance to influence key business decisions at board level

What you'll do:

As a Financial Controller, your role will be pivotal in shaping the finance function of our client's organisation. You will be responsible for managing a small but dedicated finance team, producing comprehensive monthly management packs, and handling FP&A responsibilities. Your insights will be crucial in driving process improvements and fostering a strong controls culture. You will also work closely with the Finance Director to ensure smooth year-end audits. Additionally, you will handle VAT returns and other technical accounting duties while recruiting and training new starters within your team.

  • Direct management and development of the finance team (total team size of 3).
  • Produce the monthly management pack, consisting of P&L, Balance sheet, Cashflow statement and KPI’s, presenting risks and opportunities to the business.
  • Handle FP&A responsibilities for the business, providing valuable insight to aid continued growth.
  • Continually drive process improvements and embed a strong controls culture.
  • Work with the Finance Director to ensure a smooth year-end audit.
  • Full responsibility of the 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.

What you bring:

The ideal candidate for this Financial Controller position is fully ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified or equivalent. You should possess a strong technical accounting background complemented by analytical skills and excellent commercial acumen. Advanced Excel and financial modelling skills are essential for this role. 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 a must, as is the ambition to learn and develop within a fast-paced and growing business.

  • Fully ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified (or equivalent).
  • A strong technical accounting background paired with analytical skills and excellent commercial acumen.
  • Advanced Excel and finance modelling skills.
  • The ability to build strong stakeholder relationships and influence key business decisions with the board.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • The ambition to learn and develop within a fast-paced and growing business.

What sets this company apart:

Our client is a well established business with significant backing who are looking to grow internationally. Offering a slick online retail experience, they have made shopping within their industry hassle-free for individuals across the UK. They offer an inclusive, supportive work environment where employees are encouraged to grow and develop. This role provides an excellent opportunity to shape the finance function and contribute to the company's continued growth.

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: £60,000 - £65,000 per annum

Workplace Type: Hybrid

Experience Level: Senior Management

Location: Lancashire

Job Reference: BKU86E-6ECFADF8

Date posted: 02 June 2024

Consultant: Jonathan Kerr

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