Available positions

Financial Controller

Purpose of the role:

The Financial Controller role is one of substantial responsibility and accountability. The F.C. ensures the Finance Department delivers financial information on time, to the required standard and in compliance with internal and external regulations.
This challenging role has autonomy to make decisions, requires continuous professional development and values an open, honest and creative team environment.

Key Accountabilities:

Delivering the Month End results and regular other group reporting in the standard formats, within the Group consolidation system where appropriate. (15%)

Working closely with FP&A Business Partner to prepare accurate quarterly forecasting for the Balance Sheet and investments in conversation with the relevant Managers around the business. (5%)

Managing the Balance Sheet to ensure accurate and timely reconciliations with quarterly review with FD. (10%)

Creating and documenting processes and procedures so that good practice and Group standards are adhered to within Finance and across the business eg Authority limits. (5%)

Driving improvements in Accounting practice in all areas of the department and leading implementation of system developments. (10%)

Being the liaison with external financial auditors and internal group auditors with audit schedules to evidence correct policies/actions and utilise internal resource as required. (10%)

Leading the processes, reporting and liaising with external statutory bodies to ensure regulatory compliance e.g. VAT Returns, HMRC, Intrastat, CIS. (5%)

Preparing statutory accounts and supporting completion of the tax computations for external review considering changes in statutory reporting requirements. (5%)

Overseeing insurance renewals with group and external insurers and liaise with internal functions to ensure risk is minimised and necessary policies/actions in place. (5%

Managing cashflow within agreed limits using a 13-week cashflow forecast, report to FD and liaising with Ballingslov group. (5%)

Analysing improvements/efficiencies resulting from specified capex project investments to verify payback progress vs business case. (5%)

Monitoring the defined benefit pension scheme for admin costs and statutory reporting. (5%)

Leading the Financial Accounting function and collaborate with other Finance Supervisors so that overall goals of the function are met. (10%)

Providing Payroll absence cover for this single point of failure – Sage 50, CS Time and regulatory reporting when necessary. (5%)

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate the following competencies::

Resourcefulness – securing and deploying resources effectively and efficiently

Driving results – consistently achieving results even under tough circumstances

Ensuring accountability – holding self and others accountable to meet commitments

Self-awareness – understanding the impact of behaviour on others and is able to self-regulate accordingly

Ability to Instil trust – gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity and authenticity

Ability to collaborate – building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives

Essential Skills & Experience:

Education level/qualifications: CIMA/ACCA qualified

Work experience: minimum 5 years in a similar Financial Controller or Finance Manager role

Familiar with IFRS102 and statutory reporting requirements

Demonstrable balance sheet control

Experience of Manufacturing and impact on working capital

Responsibility for payroll function

Strong IT & systems knowledge

Excellent analytical and numerical skills

Led system/process upgrades and improvements

Desirable skills & Experience:

Sage 50 payroll

Sage 1000

Project management of ERP upgrade and/or system changes

Knowledge of defined benefit and/or contribution pension schemes

Knowledge of construction industry


Head Office

Lancing Business Park
Blenheim Road Lancing
West Sussex

BN15 8UH
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