Financial Controller

  • Job Reference: 12158
  • Date Posted: 25 March 2022
  • Recruiter: Paul Mitchell Associates
  • Location: Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
  • Salary: £40,000 to £50,000
  • Sector: Accountancy, Executive, Finance
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Our client - a long-established commercial retailer based in Melton Mowbray - is seeking to recruit an experienced Financial Controller to join their team on a full-time permanent basis. This newly created position - reporting to the business directors and supervising two assistant accountants - will be tasked with developing control processes and responsible for:

*Daily financial transactions of the Company,
*Provision of commercial analysis / support to the business. Oversight of commercial spend & rebate reporting to clients, as well as adhoc reporting to other departments, including analysis of sales by product / margin / stock turns / stock write-offs, effect of foreign exchange etc,
*Production, review & fine tuning of customer profitability analysis, review current processes, strive for efficiency whilst maintaining customer service across the business,
*Production of the monthly management accounts within 5-days of month-end,
*Production of draft annual accounts with supporting information pack,
*Reporting of financial information & accounts internally and to external auditors,
*Liaise with other departments to ensure management information is being prepared as required in a timely manner,
*Expense processing, ensure returns are reviewed correctly & VAT is claimed as appropriate,
*Oversight of cash-flow including payments / approval processes & forecasting,
*Monitoring & control of debtor days / creditor days,
*Preparation & submission of CAP-EX requests, commercial & financial appraisal of projects,
*Management of the transfer of all general business & accounting activities to a new system,
*Management of inventory reporting, monitoring of inventory days, preparation of provisioning and oversight of the stock-counting process & review,
*Revision of overdue debt & escalation of issues with the relevant management teams, taking a lead in resolving debt-payment process issues,
*Assist in the production of forecasts & annual budget process,
*Management of the payroll incl. submission of information to HMRC,
*Management of IT and ERP systems / process changes.

The Right Person
*Part OR fully qualified CIMA, ACCA or equivalent, OR qualified-by-experience,
*Minimum of 5-years accounting backgrounding within retail / trade is preferred,
*Proactive, self-motivated and able to work on own initiative with minimal supervision in a fast-moving commercial team environment,
*Effective communication skills, confident in presenting financial information to senior management,
*Excellent planning, organisation & deadline time keeping skills,
*Strong IT skills, experience with ERP systems preferred.

*Appointment Type: Permanent
*Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 (subject to experience)
*Hours: Full-Time
*Holiday 22 Days + Bank Holidays
*Discretionary Bonus
*On-Site Parking

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