Financial Controller

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Our client is a well-respected international business operating within the Manufacturing Industry and ideally located in North West Leicestershire and therefore easily accessible from Staffordshire and Derbyshire also

As part of the companies continued expansion within the UK, FRS have been enlisted on a exclusive basis to assist with the recruitment of a QBE, Part Qualified of Qualified Accountant to join the business as Financial Controller.

Working with the Site GM and Group FD this is a key position to the Midlands Business Unit, operating as the No 1 in Finance Operating across Commercial, Management and Financial Accounting whilst leading a small finance team


Managing a small team, the Financial Controller will control the quality of financial data outturns, raising the monthly management accounts, annual budgets and quarterly forecasts. Liaising closely with the wider Group, the Financial Controller will also provide regular KPI reporting including order intake, revenue and cash.

The submission of statutory returns also plays a key part of this role and these range from VAT to ONS submissions.
Requirements to liaise with wider group colleagues across three separate sites will utilise strong communication skills and will enable to the Financial Controller to attend to all other required day to day financial tasking.

Key Duties
• Responsible for producing management accounts from the company SAP system
• Management and development of a small team of three ledger / account staff
• Oversight of the full month end process and journal postings
• Management of the SAP financial calendar for UK
• Responsible for the management and processing of prepayments & accruals
• Control of the full asset accounting cycle; including creation, disposal, retirement and monthly depreciation calculations
• Responsible for reconciling accounts in the balance sheet including, but not limited to, all bank accounts (sterling as well as foreign currencies), PAYE, wage control, credit card accounts, employee loan accounts, petty cash accounts, childcare vouchers
• Providing key KPI data for monthly dashboards and management meetings
• Working closely with cost centre managers to complete ‘actual vs budget’ reviews each month; including reforecasts where required
• Management of the quarterly stock revaluation process and year end rate calculations
• Process fuel scale charges and maintain diesel logs
• Submission of quarterly VAT returns
• Submission of monthly VAT data to an external agent for French VAT return requirements
• Calculate monthly export sales values for Group reporting purposes
• Maintain currency exchange rates in the SAP system
• Perform monthly foreign currency revaluations
• Control of key steel supplier accounts including the processing of complicated invoices
• Authority for investigating and subsequently unblocking query supplier documents
• Clear GRIR (goods received, invoice received) account on a regular basis
• Manage the compilation of all documents required by the company’s external auditors in connection with the annual audit
• Provide key support throughout the annual budget process
• Managing monthly, quarterly, and annual data submissions required by The Office for National Statistics

The ideal candidate will be worth towards ACA / ACCA / CIMA if not already qualified and have previous experience gained within a similar position (likely to be management accountant / finance manager / financial controller)
Previous staff leadership experience is desirable but not essential however candidates will need to be comfortable operating as the lead finance person on site supporting the GM to include full ownership of Financial and Management Accounting for the site and business partnering with key stakeholders across the business.

Other desirable experience
– Previous experience of cost accounting and working within a manufacturing / production environment
– A good level of IT Literacy is Key with knowledge of SAP desirable
– A progressive outlook with a desire and ambition to grow, develop and add value

In return my client is able to offer e competitive basic salary based on experience coupled with quarterly and annual bonuses and excellent benefits.