FINANCIAL CONTROLLER, MANUFACTURING CO KENT

Recruiter
Baker Associates
Location
Broadstairs
Salary
50000.00 GBP Annual
Posted
16 Mar 2017
Closes
21 Mar 2017
Category
Accounting
Function
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Our client is a leading European manufacturer and distributor in a large and diverse market, with global reach. In the UK the company operates from a state of the art production facility based in Broadstairs in Kent, where they employ in the region of 100 staff. The company is long established and known around the globe for the design and production of high end innovative products, exceptional quality and outstanding customer service. This role reports into the General Manager of the Shared Finance Centre with a strong dotted line to the Global Managing Director. It is a vital role in a highly commercial and privately owned business that is growing year on year. You will expect to run and manage a robust finance function and provide effective financial and management informationaligned with corporate business objectives, for use at the highest levels of the company. Main Purpose of Job The Finance and Reporting Manager will ensure that his/ her team produces accurate and timely company financial information, on a regular basis for the Company Directors'. This will involve the following: produce, in conjunction with auditors, the annual company accounts and in addition periodical audited stock control and financial statements. ensure adequate control of company debtors and creditors and the company's liquidity position. provide ad hoc reports as requested by the General Manager, Shared Finance Centre and on his/her own initiative. provide information for and participation in, the annual budgeting process, with analysis. ensure that all Company statutory and legal requirements are fulfilled. refine and monitor cost controls with reports to management on potential savings. continuously up-date and improve department working methods and information produced.Duties Accounting - General prepare periodic financial statements, including profit and loss accounts, budgets, cash flows, variance analysis and commentaries provide financial input by working closely with all departments and the management team to help make financial decisions ensure spending is kept in line with the budget inform key strategic decisions and formulate business strategies advise on the financial implications and consequences of business decisions analyse financial performance and contribute to medium and long-term business planning and forecasts offer professional judgement on financial matters and advise on ways on ways to improve business performance interpret and communicate financial data to non-financial managers liaise with other function managers to put the finances and accounts into context monitor and evaluate financial information systems and suggest improvements where needed implement corporate governance procedures, risk management and internal controls. Accounting - Specific overall control of production of annual audited accounts within agreed time scales. overall control of physical stock count which must take place minimum half-yearly and end-of-year and in addition as requested. produce monthly profit and loss statement with accurate costs and estimated gross margin. produce cash flow report as and when required. in conjunction with the General Manager, Shared Finance Centre, produce monthly report (MMR) for HQ and ensure that it is sent to them regularly each month via web reporting tool. produce specified monthly / quarterly / annual reports on time and continuously review and improve them. carefully monitor Company's liquidity situation and operate creditors' / debtors' ledgers and agreed limits. ensure that regular monthly credit control meetings are held. ensure that the Royalty Statement is produced each month and statement / payment sent to SGHQ. oversee control of VAT compliance. Administration ensure that the Company is constantly up-dated and its policies / methods are always in line with legal and statutory obligations. ensure that the Company is at all times covered by adequate insurances. Budget ensure that all background, historical and forecast information is available to enable the General Manager, Shared Finance Centre, in conjunction with staff, to produce the annual budget. General You will be expected to produce ad hoc reports / proposals in all cases where he / she feels the Company's efficiency or profit can be improved. Candidate Specification You will be expected to have strong people management skills. Business Qualified accountant, probably ACA, ACCA or CIMA Preference for management accounting and costing background Experience of finance role(s) in profit-oriented, privately owned mid cap company Understanding of budgeting and financial reporting processes Technically sound accountant with good understanding of IT Personal Approachable, pragmatic, practical, grounded Must have genuine commercial flair and understanding High energy levels, prepared to work the hours it takes to do the job, effectively Must be credible in the boardroom and on the 'factory floor'. Must have a real eye for detail Must be prepared to speak out for what they believe to be right Must be able to influence