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Financial Controller - Manufacturing and Operations

  • Location

    City of London, London

  • Sector:

    Accounting & Finance

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £70000 - £75000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Samuel Everton

  • Contact email:

    Samuel@kennedypearce.com

  • Job ref:

    Manu12_1528724962

  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2018-09-19

Financial Controller - Manufacturing and Operations

  • £70k/£350+
  • Based in the City of London
  • Genuine Temporary to Permanent Opportunity - Immediate Start

The Company

With a strong global presence and well-known name in the industry for their quality of product this City based business are now searching for a new Financial Controller. This position is responsible for developing manufacturing accounting and reporting systems and helping achieve the strategic goals of the company. This position is a key member of the leadership team and will be a general resource for key business initiatives throughout the company, reporting directly to the FD of the Division.

Responsibilities

In this key leadership role, you will lead and mentor a team ensuring timely and accurate reporting, robust controls and commercial insights to drive commercial decision-making. More specifically, you will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring timely and accurate preparation of month-end accounts and compliance with all regulatory requirements
  • Partnering with sales and operations teams to identify opportunities and drive performance and profitability
  • Managing Working Capital to ensure sound financial investments are made
  • Leading and mentoring a team to ensure continual progression opportunities
  • Driving financial planning, budgeting, forecasting, strategy and management reporting.
  • Lead all plant accounting and finance activities from system development to reporting and analysis.
  • Identify, evaluate and lead key initiatives such as improvement projects, cost saving initiatives and system development projects. Key member of continuous improvement team.
  • Drive operations towards consistency in financial practices and reporting. Lead change management activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Candidate Profile

  • ACA/ACCA/CA/CPA candidates preferred
  • 5+ years of previous experience in manufacturing or FMCG environment
  • Manufacturing cost system development and implementation experience required
  • ERP system experience required
  • Advanced proficiency in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint required
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate meaningful insights and recommendations derived from data and analysis to senior management.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, multi-plant, multi-entity environment