Financial Controller - Leeds

Posted 23 January 2023
Salary £65000 - £75000 per annum, Benefits: Car + Bonus + Pension
DisciplineQualified Finance
Contact NameRichard Chamberlain

Job description

Axon Moore are supporting a growing and profitable FMCG business based in Leeds to appoint a Financial Controller.

If you are seeking a Financial Controller role where you will be mentored by a first class leadership team and board, with a positive and inclusive culture, this role will be for you.

The business has a proud and successful history with a turnover of ca. £50m and the Financial Controller is a key person who will work closely with the business to drive profitability and growth.

The key responsibilities of this role will include:
  • Provide day to day leadership and oversight of the finance function
  • Partner with Business Unit Directors, the FD and MD to conduct commercial analysis and decision-making including bids & tenders
  • Lead the financial planning process in conjunction with Heads of Department to ensure annual budgets are accurate and prepared in line with appropriate timelines
  • Support FD and board on ad-hoc projects including acquisitions, integrations and expansion plans
  • Provide proactive and effective decision-making support to the commercial areas of the business to support revenue & margin growth
  • Produce monthly management information and high quality monthly rolling forecasting information for the P&L
  • Manage the financial year end process ensuring satisfactory conclusion of the audit process
  • Ensure all financial compliance procedures are adhered to, statutory deadlines are met and a robust controls framework exists within the function

The ideal candidate for this role will possess the following background and experience:
  • Qualified finance leader (ACCA / ACA / CIMA) with similar experience leading a finance function
  • Able to work in a robust controls environment, meeting statutory deadlines, ensuring the quality of work is extremely high at all times
  • Able to business partner with a wide range of stakeholders across the organisation
  • Personality traits and attitude are far more important pre-requisites in this search – high levels of emotional intelligence, drive and ambition will far outweigh specific accounting experience. Our client is looking for an overall high calibre individual who will be a positive role model and high achiever within the business.
If you feel you have the right skill set for this role and would like to be considered, please apply ASAP.