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Salary: Market related

Location: Sherburn in Elmet, North Yorkshire

Job Type: Permanent

Date Listed: 15 May 2024

Reference: 6574 - MM

 Financial Controller

Location: Sherburn in Elmet – North Yorkshire

Hours: 08.00-4.45 Monday -Thursday 08.00-12.30 Friday

Permanent

Competitive salary – To be discussed on application + Car allowance

Are you ready to take charge of the financial heartbeat of our client’s finance department? We're seeking a dynamic Financial Controller to lead our financial management operations with finesse, precision, and strategic vision.

Our client is a multiple award-winning Automotive Manufacturer who is at the forefront of Electric Vehicle technology and dedicated to a sustainable future. It is a very exciting time to join this growing company who are looking for someone to be part of their exciting journey. 

Financial Controller Job Purpose:

As the Finance Manager, you'll be the linchpin in our financial ecosystem, overseeing day-to-day financial activities with an eagle eye for detail and a knack for effective leadership. From preparing timely financial reports to providing invaluable advice that steers our business towards success, you'll be at the forefront of financial strategy.

Financial Controller Duties:

  • Handle month-end financial tasks and report to group accounts, covering profit and loss, balance sheet, cash flow, and variance analysis. Also, provide detailed quarterly reports to our parent company in India, requiring close communication with their finance team.
  • Support and oversee the transactional team in preparing and reviewing financial forecasts, collaborating with the Financial Planning & Analysis Manager and Deputy Chief Financial Officer as needed.
  • Manage overall financial operations, ensuring compliance, maintaining key controls, and acting as the main contact for our insurance providers. Oversee annual insurance renewals and ensure appropriate coverage.
  • Lead, develop, and supervise the finance team, covering consolidation, accounts payable, and accounts receivable functions. Ensure department efficiency, meet deadlines, and provide support to other departments.
  • Handle business tax matters including VAT submissions, PAYE, NI payments, and coordination with external tax consultants for annual tax computations. Also manage day-to-day cash flow and banking activities.
  • Coordinate and oversee annual audits, ensuring compliance with UK accounting regulations. Prepare statutory accounts, shareholder reports, and liaise with internal and external auditors.
  • Work with the Company Secretary and Legal Counsel to ensure proper filings with government bodies and compliance with entity articles of association.
  • Provide guidance on UK company legislation, identify risks such as GDPR compliance, and take actions for mitigation.
  • Review and maintain company accounting policies and procedures, updating as needed for the company's best interests.
  • Improve system-driven business processes for efficiency and scalability, while ensuring cost-effective procedures.
  • Provide regular and ad hoc reporting as requested by management and ensure the finance team is informed and trained on workplace health and safety requirements.

Financial Controller Requirements:

Essential

  • Qualified accountant (ACA or equivalent)
  • Demonstrate strong commercial awareness and good knowledge of UK and international accounting regulations and practices
  • Extensive experience of developing, delivering planning and reporting systems within a large organisation
  • A strong technical ability regarding process and control
  • Experience in performance management and mentoring of staff
  • Experience of computerised accounting and ERP systems and extensive use of modelling tools (e.g. Excel)
  • IT Skills (Microsoft office)
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)

Desirable

  • Foreign currency experience
  • Knowledge of SAP ERP
  • Consolidation experience
  • Evidence of maintaining continuous personal development

We are looking to speak with suitable Financial Controller candidates as soon as possible.

Apply now with a copy of your CV to discuss this position with a member of our team.