Interim Assistant Financial Controller

Focus Resourcing
£40,000 - £49,999
21 Nov 2020
26 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Part Time
Our large manufacturing client in Blackwood are looking to recruit for an Interim Assistant Finance Controller to join their busy team on a temporary interim basis until the end of January 2021.

You will support the Financial Controller in all aspects of finance, providing accurate and meaningful information to drive business strategy and support key decisions of the Management Team.

The role is also responsible for statutory reporting requirements, such as VAT submissions and audit inputs, as well as liaising closely with the Finance shared service and acting as an operations business partner. This role would suit a system savvy, newly qualified accountant, with highly developed excel skills.

Although this is an interim position, the company are recruiting for a permanent vacancy, so candidates who are looking for a short term contract or a more permanent opportunity are encouraged to apply.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Assist in preparation of monthly management accounts (including departmental overhead reporting and cost of sales reporting), including journals.
  • Assist in preparation of forecasts.
  • Responsible for statutory reporting alongside group requirements, and leading shared service team in delivering Monthly VAT, Intrastat, EC sales and import/export records.
  • Lead the quarterly review of VAT processes.
  • Provide a key role in supporting internal and external auditors.
  • Fixed Asset audit and reconciliation responsibility.
  • Responsibility for stock takes / PI stock counts and WIP reporting.
  • Complete and distribute weekly cash, sales and orders information.
  • Review of foreign exchange exposure and preparation of necessary forward contracts under Group guidance.
  • Partner/lead the shared service centre, in the preparation of balance sheet reconciliations (including analysis and investigation of discrepancies.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
  • CIMA/ACA/ACCA qualified with 3 years PQE in a manufacturing environment, or exceptional newly qualified.
  • Factory/Project Accounting experience.
  • Budget/Forecasting in a Factory/Project costing environment.
  • Delivering of Process Improvements.
  • Balance Sheet Reconciliations.
  • Analytical approach & advanced Excel.
  • FX Risk Management.
  • VAT/EC Sales Accounting.
  • Audit experience.
  • 3 years manufacturing experience.
  • Financial Modelling.
  • Working under pressure / strong work ethic.

Our client are offering a competitive salary (40-45k depending on experience).

The company offer an excellent working environment. Due to location candidates should have access to their own transport. This is an immediate start role, so only candidate who are available with very short notice should apply.

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