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Financial Controller - Cash & Central Costs

Salary £75000.00 - £85000.00 per annum + Car + Generous bonus
Location Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Job Type Permanent Jobs
Job Ref HQ00046930
Published about 1 year ago

Job Description

Due to some internal changes within this Milton Keynes based Blue Chip business, an opportunity has arisen for a Financial Controller to provide accurate and timely understanding of cash performance and to create a culture of more accurate cash forecasting lead by the commercial and operational leaders in the business.

Reporting to the Head of FP&A and managing a high achieving team, you will deliver end-to-end cash budgeting & forecasting, liaise with Group Treasury team for cash “highs & lowsâ€, own the balance sheet controls process, create a culture of cash understanding and ownership throughout the business.

To break this down further you will provide the following

- Deliver an accurate cash budget & forecasting process that provides clarity on our financial cash position and how this links to profit and BS while highlighting and recommending ways to improve our liquidity
- The team will be the contact with the Group Treasury team for cash “highs & lows†to ensure our cash requirements are fully understood and met
- Weekly cash reporting with key insight produced on a timely and accurate basis
- Ensure great balance sheet controls and compliance is adhered each period end and to summarise this period performance through a monthly meeting and risks and opportunities schedule
- Any underperformance in our balance sheet controls to be quickly identified, understood and resolved to safeguard the business from any financial irregularities
- Create a culture of cash understanding and ownership throughout the business
- Central costs focus and analysis across the business. This will include creating stakeholder relationships to ensure the senior business leaders understand their headcount costs and discretionary spend
- Other adhoc reporting analysis should identify areas where discretionary spend is not in line with the Executive direction

The ideal candidate

- Enthusiastic, positive and proactive engagement of key stakeholders to build credible relationships whilst retaining professional integrity
- A capability to influence senior decision makers
- A track record of providing and presenting insight to Board level
- The ability to lead and motivate a team of qualified finance professionals
-Excellent communication and finance leadership skills
- Integrity of decision making, challenging conventions to maximise results
- A desire to achieve best in class business partnering
- A track record of driving value accretion and continuous improvement
- Strong commercial acumen and curiosity beyond traditional finance boundaries
- Excellent analytical and technical capabilities
- Strong planning and prioritisation skills
- A desire for continuous improvement to be best in class
- A capability to own, innovate and drive through change in ambiguous situations
- Fantastic inter-personal skills, an empathetic nature and a good sense of humour
- Confidence of expression and an ability to challenge the status quo

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