Interim Financial Controller

Posted 25 April 2024
Salary £375 - £425 per day, Benefits: Outside IR35
Discipline Qualified Finance
Contact NameLinzie Strickland

Job description

Axon Moore are working with a highly acquisitive group with revenues in excess of circa £300 million. They are a high growth business who are looking to appoint an Interim Financial Controller to take them to the next stage of their growth journey.

As Financial Controller, you will be responsible for ensuring the timely and accurate reporting of financial information both to the Group’s central finance team and locally to a Business Unit.

Reporting to the Divisional Group Finance Director this is a key role that will require the ability to work with local management and be accountable for driving the delivery of the P&L and financial results.

This role is pivotal to ensuring the Group achieves its growth, cash and working capital targets.

In addition to day to day financial controls and MI reporting, you with also have responsibility for statutory and regulatory reporting, treasury management and group consolidated reporting.  

Job Description:
  • To drive the delivery of the P&L and financial results, using data analytics to support the BU MD and Senior Leadership Team in decision making
  • On a monthly basis, preparation of a financial reporting pack, tracking variances against budget and forecast, identifying any efficiencies and putting forward recommendations for improvement
  • Analysis and forecasting of revenue and margin, using forward indicators such as order book, pipeline conversion and labour efficiencies, to deliver the optimum margin.
  • Tracking of operational and Group KPI’s to drive the delivery of the P&L and financial results
  • Effective working capital management, including utilisation of invoice factoring, prompt collection of debt and accurate cash forecasting
  • Contract reviews and local pricing signoff
  • Preparation of annual budgets and quarterly reforecasts including analysis of trends and variances and ensuring these are aligned with the Group’s growth strategy
  • Maintain appropriate internal financial controls
  • Manage a finance team the size of which will be appropriate to the requirements of the business unit, including transactional activity, however there is a plan to create a shared service structure over the next 6-12 months
  • Weekly cashflow forecasting
  • Monthly trading pack, including narrative and in partnership with the BU, presentation to Group on a monthly basis
  • Quarterly forecasting
  • Annual budget
  • Delivery of financial information and schedules to Group to facilitate the annual statutory audit
  • Ad hoc reports and information when required
Person Specification:
  • Highly numerate with strong analytical skills
  • Ability to present and explain financial information clearly to stakeholders
  • Pro-active style with an ability and desire to drive change, challenging appropriately processes and practices to improve the efficiency of the finance function
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to manage time and tasks efficiently
  • Resilient to cope with conflicting demands, able to prioritise duties and work effectively under pressure
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA or equivalent)
The role is based in South Manchester, 3 days per week in the office with occasional UK travel. Outside IR35. Happy to consider daily or FTC candidates. Potential for temp to perm opportunities for excellent candidates.