Financial Controller

Job title: Financial Controller

Reference: E110818

Location: Rochdale

Duration: Permanent

Start date: ASAP

Salary: £55,000

Holidays: 35 days holiday including usual 8 days bank holidays

GPW are recruiting for an experienced Financial Controller to join a Specialist Manufacturing Company. Our client is one of the leading non-ferrous powder producers. They are a well-established company with a unique product range, supplying to Major Industrial customers world-wide.

The Position

Reporting directly to the Managing Director, the role will provide financial leadership, guidance, and control with a focus on developing and implementing business strategies to generate sustainable and profitable growth.

Job Description

  • Ensure the finance teams’ preparation of accurate and timely monthly management accounts to Group’s very strict reporting deadline. This information should provide management with the tools to maximise profits and plan for future growth and stimulate action;
  • Provide support and guidance to the Director’s business strategy, to optimise the Group’s financial performance and strategic position;
  • Responsibility for treasury management with ultimate responsibility for the Company’s cash flows with clear visibility of potential issues;
  • Responsible for ensuring that key business risks (FX, credit and LME) are controlled via appropriately devised hedging strategies, and the subsequent implementation and ongoing management of those strategies.;
  • Production of annual and frequently updated forecasts, budgets and business plans;
  • Cost accounting duties – understand the manufacturing process to an in-depth level in order to be able to produce product costings when requested:
  • Responsible for managing a team and provision of coaching of finance team members where necessary;
  • Oversee payroll function accuracy, timeliness and legal compliance with a good understanding of basic pension legislation;
  • Ad hoc reporting work to Group head office in China;
  • Ensure that company financial systems/ internal controls are robust, compliant and can support future growth, implementing improved processes and internal controls where deemed necessary;
  • Lead for all external audit teams, including statutory, banking audits and Group compliance audits;
  • Working alongside external auditors, ensure statutory accounts are accurately prepared and published within Group deadlines. Also that corporation tax, VAT, and any other statutory returns and payments are concluded within the required regulatory timescales;
  • Establish a high level of credibility and manage strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including Group colleagues, auditors, lenders, advisors, etc.

The Successful Applicant

  • Recognised accounting qualification (ACCA, CIMA, etc.) with a minimum of 5 years industry experience;
  • Preferred experience in a manufacturing and exporting environment with good knowledge and understanding of metal commodities and foreign currencies;
  • Experience of managing a team and developing colleagues;
  • Attention to detail with the ability to consistently produce to the highest standards;
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritise work based on deadlines and importance;
  • Ability to communicate confidently with people at all levels and able to form close, collaborative, working relationships with Senior Managers and Directors.
  • Strong personal drive and commercially-focused;
  • A proven problem solver – proactive in identifying issues within area of responsibility, recommending solutions and in implementing agreed recommendations;
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills, and experience with ERP systems (ideally familiarity with SAP or SAP B1) and Sage Payroll

The Benefits

  • Salary: £55,000 per annum
  • Bonus (profit share and personal) to between 5 and 10% of salary
  • Private healthcare
  • Good pension (Scottish Widows)
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes for bicycles and electric cars
  • 35 days holiday including usual 8 days Bank Holidays
  • Somewhat flexible working (by agreement)

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