Financial Controller

Financial Controller

Job Title: Financial Controller
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Coventry
Salary: £40k - 45k per year + Pension
Start Date: 24/08/2017
Reference: JO0000000842
Contact Name: David Whittle
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 29, 2017 13:47

Job Description

Are you an experienced Financial Controller with exposure to working in an Engineering/Manufacturing environment. Looking for a new challenge within a company that is facing exciting times ahead.

Here at Wallis Lynch we are working with a Coventry based Client to recruit a Financial Controller to head up their Finance team. Our esteemed client is in the manufacturing industry with a blue-chip customer base.

In this role of Financial Controller you will be reporting into the Managing Director of the firm, so this is a position with a high level of responsibility. You will work with the Managing Director to produce management information and analysis. You will be trusted with ensuring the timely and accurate preparation of the monthly management accounts, sales reports and other KPI reports. You will also ensure processes and procedures for production of management and financial information is documented and produced by reference to financial internal controls. In addition, you will strengthen the financial internal control environment to ensure low risk of errors/omissions in production of management and financial reporting. You will closely manage and report company weekly cashflow forecasting and planning and manage the company’s use of the accounts and ERP system. You will ensure the timely and successful collection of cash from debtors and manage payments to creditors. You will manage and control the day-to-day performance of the invoice finance facility and oversee and provide positive influence on product gross margins and overheads, including negotiation with suppliers. You will have no problems escalating issues to the board where necessary for resolution or direction in line with set policies & procedures. You will also manage finance projects and ensure they are completed to time and budget and provide assistance in other areas of the business as and when required.

As the ideal candidate you will be a qualified accountant with a minimum of 2 years’ relevant experience in a manufacturing/engineering company. You will have a good understanding and experience of manufacturing EPR systems, ideally Sage line 50, bills of materials, inventory management. In addition, you will have experience in preparing month end and year end accounts for auditors to current UK GAAP and experience with dealing with multiple company accounts within a group including accounts consolidation. It is vital that you are able to prioritise and organise own workload to ensure that deadlines are adhered to. You will work excellently under pressure and without supervision. You will be adept in managing and developing staff and recruit where necessary. Crucially for the role you will have good inter-personal skills involving listening and responding to people effectively, understanding other people’s point of view, and working co-operatively with colleagues.

In return we are offering you a salary of £40,000 - £45,000 salary + pension, monthly and quarterly target-based bonus incentive scheme to be implemented. There is also the chance for quick career progression should you be the successful applicant.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Financial Controller wanting a new role in a great company, whose benefits are a bonus added to their exceptional team ethic and working dynamic.

If this exciting role sounds like the one for you, please don’t hesitate in applying! If you have any further questions contact David on 02477 678 100.

Wallis Lynch operates as an employment business and employment agency for the provision of temporary and permanent vacancies

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