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Interim Financial Controller

Published 16 May 2024
£250.00 - £300.00 per day
Job Starts: 16th May 2024
Accountancy & Finance

Job Description

Interim Financial Controller - c. 6 months (longer term potential)

Location: Daventry Site, UK

Macildowie are seeking an experienced and hands-on Financial Controller to join an established manufacturing company, based in Daventry. This role work in collaboration with the Global Executive team and will be integral in the achievement of financial and corporate objectives. As the Interim Financial Controller you will be involved in managing financial operations, ensuring statutory compliance, and driving continuous improvement initiatives.

What you'll do:

  • Financial Operations:
    • Oversee financial operations for the Daventry site.
    • Manage interactions with the Shared Service Centre (SSC), ensuring compliance with contractual agreements and service levels.
    • Approve month-end close submissions to Corporate Finance, ensuring accuracy and adherence to reporting timetables.
    • Prepare monthly reports, monitoring variances to budget, prior year, and forecast.
  • Statutory Compliance and Audit:
    • Ensure timely and accurate statutory submissions (VAT returns, payments, etc.).
    • Handle day-to-day authorisations, payments, and credit notes.
    • Ensure timely statutory reporting and successful completion of year-end audits.
  • Business Partnering:
    • Provide financial analysis and Business Partnering services to the stakeholders, including the Executive team.
    • Collaborate with the commercial team to ensure accurate job costs, overheads, inventory controls, and policies.
    • Drive working capital reduction and improve collections and inventory management.
    • Conduct financial analysis of capital projects and validate savings.
    • Manage site budgeting and forecasting processes.
  • Leadership and Culture:
    • Lead and develop the Management Accountant, and wider finance team.
    • Model Corporate Values and Principles, fostering a high-performance, people-powered culture.

What you need:

  • ACA, ACCA, or CIMA qualified, or demonstrably QBE in similar roles.
  • Sound experience of systems, including Microsoft package; SAP proficiency highly advantageous.
  • Leadership, management and development of team members.
  • Analytical, reasoning mindset to drive decision-making.
  • Adaptable any dynamic, embracing new challenge with a positive attitude to develop solutions.
  • Dependable to complete required work diligently and according to deadlines and organisational expectations.
  • Experienced with stakeholder management, both internally and externally.
  • Ability and willingness to travel between sites as required by the role; demonstrating a professional image.

If you are an experienced Finance Leader, demonstrating commitment and self-confidence with a strong operational focus and the ability to influence and inspire others, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity!

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