Job Vacancy: Financial Controller - Hybrid Working

Our Ref: -1477139144
Location: Caerphilly
Salary: Competitive

This is an opportunity for an ambitious, commercially minded accountant to join a growing company, working closely with the MD to achieve the company's aims. Potential progression to FD for the right candidate.  The company offer hybrid working with 1 or 2 days working from home if required.

Job purpose
  • As a member of the Senior Management Team this is an important role with responsibility for the finances of the business.
  • You will be involved in all aspects of the business from day-to-day financial control to cash flow management, forecasting and strategic planning.
  • It will be vital that you can communicate effectively with the senior management team, empathise with their points of view and help them understand the financial implications of their decisions.  
  • The role is for an experienced and credible Financial Controller who can inspire confidence in stakeholders.  
Duties and responsibilities
  • Work with the Senior management Team to formulate strategies to grow the business profitably.
  • Develop and monitor KPIs across the business to ensure strategic goals are achieved & provide insight and advice on corrective actions where required.
  • Analyse and recommend improvements to improve the business’ profitability.
  • Analyse capital project proposals and monitoring actioned projects against targets.
  • Undertake competitor analyses of key metrics and provide insights for the Senior Management Team.
  • Develop with IT to show clear graphical, insightful information to aid decision making.
  • Forecast and model the financial requirements to meet the strategic intent of the business to both grow and become financially self-sufficient.
  • Continually assess performance, providing insight and direction to the Senior Management Team to achieve the Strategic goals  
  • Produce MI Pack in a timely manner, with appropriate insights and commentary to aid understanding of the business performance.
  • Manage the USA month end remotely from UK.
  • Prepare budgets and monitor and report on adherence to them.
  • Represent the finance department with regard to ERP project mapping, management and execution.  
  • Cash: model, monitor and control the short-, medium- and long-term cash position
  • External stakeholders: Represent the business to, and build partnerships with key stakeholders (auditors, insurance etc) so that the best advice and relationships are gained.
  • Management: Take control of and lead the company’s accounting function
  • Compliance: ensure the regulatory requirements of all statutory bodies are met
  • Compliance: Manage financial, tax & HMRC audits.
  • Ad hoc: projects as set by the MD

Qualifications / Experience  
Worked in a senior financial role for at least 3 years with hands-on involvement.
Worked with SMEs and/or family business.  
Experienced Excel and ERP system user
Prepared to travel internationally on occasion.
Experience of stock holding, manufacturing, or engineering business.

FP&A experience.

Preferable but not essential
Experience of working with overseas suppliers
Experience of Group Consolidations, ideally Overseas Subsidiaries
Experience of new ERP system installation
Worked in a high growth organization.
Attributes & Requirements  
With the MD to develop the organization’s financial strategy.
Produce models and forecasts that assess the long-term financial trends and consider various scenarios around future income and new products and channels, based on management information.
Provide financial support to senior management to help the company achieve its short- and long-term objectives including ultimate enterprise value.
Review reports and analyse projections of sales, income and margin performance against actual figures and suggest methods of improving the planning process.

Financial control and reporting
Oversee accounting policies and procedures and monitor compliance in order to protect the assets of the group in a high growth environment.
Report relevant financial data effectively and at the right time.
Ensuring that projects are evaluated, budgeted, controlled and managed.  
Ability and willingness to work toward building first class FP&A.
Financial management
All round sound knowledge of basic financial management including financial accounting, management accounting, compliance, and taxation.
Proactively manage cash, keep the Senior Management Team informed of cash availability and funding needs and identify treasury solutions, as necessary
Ensure the organization receives value for money from its contracts with suppliers.
Interpersonal Skills
Confident in listening, understanding, and explaining.
Able to effectively present and explain data to the Senior Management Team, the Board, other stakeholders (auditors, insurance advisors etc)
Form a strong working relationship with the MD
Able to empathize and to appreciate alternative points of view and to educate and contribute, in a supportive way, to decisions that achieve organizational goals.  
Able to communicate and share values effectively with the team, and to develop both the team collectively and individual within the team.  
Know when to seek management and/or specialist views and advice before acting.

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