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Role: Group Financial Controller
Salary: Up to £70,000
Location: Leicester
Type: Permanent


2fawcett are recruiting for a group financial controller to work for a leading manufacturing and distribution business based in Leicester.

Working for this well-established business you will have the ability to join a small but dedicated team to ensure continued success of the business.

The Group Financial Controller will be an essential part this business, taking responsibility and ownership for the implementation of appropriate policies, procedures and processes to ensure an effective control environment; providing key strategic information to the leadership to inform decision making and drive business performance.

The Group Financial Controller will also ensure strong accounting and reporting are in place throughout the group.

The Role & Responsibilities of the Group Financial Controller

  • Manage and develop finance team to support business growth
  • Complete weekly 13 week cash flow forecast.
  • Monthly management accounts
  • Develop weekly and monthly KPI reporting
  • Improve board pack reporting. Ensure weekly / monthly financial information packs and commentary meet Board, investor and lender reporting requirements.
  • Lead treasury management
  • Review stock, royalty provisions and accruals on a monthly basis
  • Calculate bank covenant tests and forecast forward. Flag any potential issues
  • Weekly meetings with team to review bad debts and both AP and AR ledger
  • Ensure the integrity of balance sheet reporting, review and approve
  • Ensure VAT returns and HMRC payroll submissions are accurate and meet deadlines
  • Planning and production of budgets and quarterly forecasting, including liaising with all departments and reviewing / sense checking submissions
  • Establish appropriate financial modelling to provide FD and Board with accurate projections against KPI’s.
  • Oversee the timely completion of year-end statutory accounts and all associated analysis as required.
  • Lead the preparation of mapping, year-end disclosures and tax packs in readiness for year-end audit.
  • Liaise with auditors on completion / sign off and audit letter.
  • Provide financial insight to support business decisions, in particular product and customer profitability and detailed sales/margin/inventory analysis.
  • Contribute to systems and workflow improvements.

Requirements of the Group Financial Controller

  • Qualified Accountant (pref ACA / ACCA) with strong technical skills
  • Manufacturing / FMCG / Retail background
  • Demonstrable experience producing financial reporting in medium sized business

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