Financial Controller

England, West Yorkshire, Leeds
£50000 - £60000 per annum
06 Mar 2019
03 Apr 2019
Charlotte Stansfield
Contract Type
Level of qualification

The Financial Controller vacancy has been newly created to support the finance function due to the sheer demand and growth of the business. This will be a broad FC role and will act as a stepping stone to anyone looking to progress their career further.

Client Details

My client are a global manufacturing organisation based in Leeds.


The Financial Controller will be responsible but limited for the following:

  • Provide accurate, timely qualitative and quantitative financial support for the UK and region.
  • Be an active sparring partner for the regional head and functions in the peer group.
  • Ensure correct profitability and cash flow analysis is carried out before customer contracts are entered into.
  • Provide business modelling, for capital investments and new ventures.
  • Benchmark the performance of operations in the region.
  • Identify information gaps and develop solutions with relevant contributors.
  • Identify business risks and opportunities within area of responsibility.
  • Identify and resolve ERP and operating process gaps.
  • Standardise processes across the region.
  • Support the UK Legal Entity Controller by supplying information to allow consolidated reporting to take place in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Provide business planning, forecasting and budgeting know how and support to the relevant stakeholders.
  • Support positive generation and preserve cash flow through education and operational KPI's.
  • Provide financial awareness training to non-finance managers.
  • Promote sharing of best practices across all legal entities.
  • Develop and appraise the performance of the support team.
  • Prepare effective and timely management information.
  • Prepare and submit year end accounts where relevant.
  • Ensure ownership of results by working closely with the profit centre managers.
  • Ensure that Internal Control Systems are always enforced.
  • Update corporate reporting systems
  • Ad hoc support in all areas of financial performance


You'll demonstrate the following:

  • High level communication skills; written and verbal
  • High level of accuracy
  • Integrity
  • Negotiating and commercial acumen
  • Assertiveveness / influence / persuasion
  • Relationship management skills
  • Customer service skills
  • Team working skills
  • Organisation skills
  • Ability to act independently

Flexibility and ability to adapt to change

  • You'll be a qualified accountant - ACCA/CIMA or ACA
  • Ideally you'll have manufacturing experience
  • Staff management experience
  • SAP exposure

Job Offer

What you'll get in return:

  • Very competitive salary
  • 30 Days Holiday
  • Bonus Scheme
  • Pension scheme up to 9% employer contribution
  • Healthcare
  • Life Assurance x 4

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