Financial Controller

  • Permanent
  • Hayes
  • £65k per year USD / Year

Hudson Shribman

Financial Controller, ACCA, Hayes, £65K

The Financial Controller  should be a Qualified accountant with a ACCA, CIMA or equivalent qualification. The Financial Controller will be responsible for production of the monthly management accounts, maintenance of internal financial compliance and controls and overseeing the finance department staff in their day-to-day operations.

The Financial Controller will  act as a business partner to the other functions within the organisation, including sales, IT, technical, quality and production, taking a proactive and commercially minded approach to supporting the strategic sales growth initiatives of the business and ultimately the profitable development of the company

The Financial Controller will have a wide-ranging remit to identify areas within the business for improvement and to implement positive change.

Key Responsibilities

Month End:

  •  Preparation and distribution of the internal and Group monthly Management Accounts, including P&L, balance sheet and cash flow statements as well as supporting analysis the company and group’s senior management teams.
  •  Detailed sales and profitability analysis by customer, material and programme, including review and investigation of loss-making jobs.
  •  Preparation and submission of bi-weekly cash flow forecasts to Group finance, in conjunction with overseeing the reconciliation of all bank accounts and debtor and creditor ledgers.
  •  Reconciliation of the stock ledger, including calculation of the required stock provision, and analysis and distribution of stock reports highlighting slow moving or obsolete stock.
  • Maintenance of the fixed asset register, including the preparation of capex justification submissions.
  •  Generation of all balance sheets reconciliation and overhead cost analyses.

Year End:

  • Assist the Finance Director in the preparation of the year end management and statutory accounts, including the full audit pack.
  • Manage the onsite year end audit process, liaising with the auditors and managing information requirements across the business.
  • Liaise with all internal stakeholders to organise and manage the year end raw material and finished goods stock counts and reconciliations.
  • Preparation of the tax pack, including liaison with our tax advisors and review of final tax submission.
  • Assist the Finance Director in the generation of the detailed annual budget, incorporating the 3 year budget plan and any re-forecasts, as required.


  • Manage and direct the finance team – AP, AR and FP&A. This includes being a point of escalation for debt collection.
  • Manage working capital including supplier payments, currency requirements and initiatives to improve working capital days.
  • Evaluating and managing risk, analysing positions for new customer and supplier accounts.
  • Management of the auditors at year end with any information requirements or queries.
  • Support the development of the team including training, developing and coaching.
  • Production of daily, weekly and monthly reports
  • Calculate internal hourly production cost rates for use in the determination of chargeable hourly rates for use in pricing the production process.
  • Produce reports to analyse accurately material costs, variance to cost models and other key metrics.
  • Collaboration with the Finance Director in the implementation and maintenance of all key business systems, processes and internal financial controls to ensure effective governance.
  • VAT reporting and preparation of government statistical returns.
  • Perform any ad-hoc projects or investigations as requested by the Finance Director, Managing Director or Group finance team.

Key Experiences & Characteristics

  • The ability to manage a small finance team working in a fast-paced commercial environment.
  • The ability to master new reporting and finance systems, ideally having been involved in a previous system implementation.
  • A sound current working knowledge of UKGAAP and IFRS
  • The ability to organise, plan and prioritise to ensure all deadlines are met.
  • A self-sufficient attitude and a focus for continuous improvement.
  • Advanced IT skills, specifically with regard to the analysis and presentation of information in Excel.
  • RP – experience ideally with SAP B1
  • Must be organised, thorough and accurate, always demonstrating a high level of professionalism and integrity
  • Impeccable attention to detail and faultless accuracy.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to liaise with suppliers, customers and colleagues.
  • This role also requires flexibility, reliability, and trustworthiness to successfully function within the finance team and company structure.

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