Financial Controller

England, Middlesex, Harrow
£65000 - £70000 per annum + car. etc
28 Nov 2018
26 Dec 2018
Lucas Mehlhopt
Contract Type
Level of qualification

- Reporting in to the MD of the business, this is an incredible opportunity for an experience financial professional to join a growing business and facilitate the continued growth of the organisation

- Ownership of the finance function from an operational & strategic perspective

Client Details

My client are a fast-growing, dynamic branded food company with presence across grocery multiples and the Independent sectors.

This is truly an exciting time to be joining the business. You will rapidly be involved in a number of activities including an SAP rollout and process changes. This is an incredible opportunity for an individual with a good finance background from a similar industry.

We are currently looking for a financial controller to facilitate both the strategic and operational goals of the finance function.


This Financial Controller will have responsibilities for the following, as well as ad-hoc duties when required:

  • Overall management of Accounts Payable and Receivable functions.
  • Management of daily and annual Banking process. Experience of handling an Asset Base Lending model will be ideal.
  • Costing:
  • - Take ownership of and refine the product costing models working with Operations.

    - Work with the Sales director on pricing

  • Budgeting and Management accounts:
  • - Build the annual budget by pulling together departmental budgets-sales/marketing/ Ops/HR etc.

    - Produce monthly management accounts showing performance against budget and variance.

    - Produce MIS showing account and product level profitability.

  • Cost reduction programme:
  • - Work with the Head of Ops to drive costs down.

    - Renegotiate purchase contracts to get better costs.

  • Roll out SAP
  • Audit-Dealing with auditors on all Financial Statements.
  • Filing of returns with Companies House.
  • Liaising with Head Office (Delhi) on statutory reporting to parent company.
  • Management of Overall Payroll-Benefits, Deductions, Expenses etc.
  • Profile


    • Qualified Accountant - (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)
    • Experience within the FMCG/consumer goods industry
    • Familiar with import/export related activities
    • A strong level of technical knowledge, coupled with commercial acumen
    • Experience managing a team
    • Able to work in Harrow & travel occasionally to Suffolk

    • Preferred:
    • Experience rolling out SAP advantageous, experience using SAP will also be helpful
    • Experience working with an asset based lending model

    Job Offer

    The successful Financial Controller will receive a competitive salary and package commensurate with experience. You will be joining a growing organisation in a developing position. Please do get in touch to discuss further.

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