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Group Financial Controller ref : 139383
60,000 Wiltshire
30/08/2017 11:39:38

Group Financial Controller
Location: Wiltshire - Commutable from Bristol, Bath, Swindon, and Gloucestershire
Salary: £50,000 - £60,000 per annum

My client is looking to recruit a Group Financial Controller for their offices based in Wiltshire. The main purpose of the role is to develop and implement financial and operational strategies which support continuing profitable growth and business expansion in line with short and long term plans.

Key Responsibilities:
*Establish and regularly review the company's financial reporting systems to monitor financial performance, leading the introduction of new systems and/or processes as appropriate
*Construct annual budgets/targets for each department against which to compare actual results on a monthly/quarterly and annual basis with the support of the directors.
*Provide regular and relevant management information to board against budget and forecast and make recommendations to improve business effectiveness, profitability and address shortfalls.
*Maximise company working capital and stock to maximise profitability.
*Produce year end accounts file to trial balance and liaise with Company Auditors to ensure production of accurate and cost effective year end accounts.
*Provide ongoing input into the direction of business growth, creating detailed analysis of any capital expenditure, investment or strategic contracting.
*Establish clear control mechanisms for purchase and sales ledgers and review all data processing and operational systems within Finance to improve efficiencies.
*Create, develop and implement operational plans for IT strategies (infrastructure, hardware/software, phones etc)
*Ensure business and operational compliance with regulatory standards and procedures
*Contribute proactively to the development of operational processes and procedures working closely with Departmental Senior Managers and provide regular coaching in financial and commercial awareness.
*Recruit, lead and motivate the finance and IT functions to deliver high quality and timely support to the business and its goals.
*Ensure payroll is completed accurately and to timescale, supporting the ongoing development of technological efficiencies

Decision making:
*Provide financial and commercial recommendations to drive the strategic planning process short, medium and long term.
*Deliver financial reporting and MI systems.
*Implement agreed financial and operational controls.
*Recruit financial personnel.

Problem solving:
*Identify and develop critical financial management information.
*Respond to monthly MI and recommend appropriate action and priority.
*Address conflicting or incompatible operational requirements.
*Develop financial software capabilities to meet the reporting needs of the business.

Skills Knowledge and Competencies:
*Business awareness
*Organisational awareness
*People Management (particularly managing change)
*Impact and Influencing
*Team working
*CIMA or equivalent qualification/experience
*Purchase ledger and cash
*Excellent Excel & SQL Server skills
*Knowledge of SAGE 200

Due to the high volume of applications we receive it is not always possible to respond to unsuccessful applicants. Therefore if we have not responded to your application within five days please note that on this occasion your application has not been successful

Ambridge Harris is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Ambridge Harris will not discriminate on unlawful grounds.

Job Ref - 21919

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