Financial Controller / Senior Accounts Manager

England, South Yorkshire, Rotherham
Up to £50000 per annum
24 Jan 2019
23 Feb 2019
Bluetown Online
Contract Type

Job Title: Financial Controller

Location: Rotherham, Yorkshire

Salary: Up to £50,000 depending on experience

Job Type: Permanent, Full time

Established for over 35 years and now one of the North West's leading & multi award winning Engineering companies, the Company is looking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Financial Controller, to join their team in Rotherham.

This is the perfect opportunity for a motivated and dynamic person to thrive, working within a successful and vibrant team.

The Role:
  • Manage the Finance function to provide a professional and efficient service underpinning validity of ledgers, records, cash & banks and general internal control environment
  • Review monthly stock and WIP accounting and outcome. Proactively investigate stock movements and material usage performance
  • Continually review costing assumptions related to material and waste standards and hourly cost recovery rates, to ensure appropriateness. Ensure system parameters are maintained accordingly
  • Lead monthly and annual closing processes to consistently achieve departmental deadlines. Ensure reliable, accurate and timely closings
  • Production of monthly management accounts with appropriate commentary in line with Group deadlines (currently 15th of each Calendar month)
  • Be the owner/gatekeeper for the company's profit share policy and calculations.
  • Support the annual process for presentation of financial forecasts to Group management
  • Manage Accounts Payable to ensure efficient processes and prompt settlement of vendor accounts
  • Manage Accounts Receivable to ensure efficient processes and good link with Credit Control. Oversee approval of customer credit limits in line with Group policy. Oversee Credit Control function to ensure timely collection of customer balances
  • Manage the company's local cash flow and bank positions, ensuring appropriate liquidity at all times. Group Treasury function available through Darwen Head Office
  • Review, contract for and manage foreign currency requirements to ensure appropriate hedging in line with Group policy
  • Manage Cash Books, daily bank reconciliation process and petty cash
  • Ensure internal control environment is strong and well documented
  • Ensure full balance sheet reconciliation on a monthly basis as part of closing routines
  • Monthly standard and other journal entries, including accruals & prepayments
  • Control Fixed Assets, plant registers, depreciation and capital expenditures, including monthly reporting
  • Manage system to ensure intercompany balances are reconciled each month and settled promptly
  • Ensure business meets its obligations relating to VAT, Intrastat and EC Sales reporting
  • Ensure business meets its obligations relating to Corporate and payroll taxes. Point of contact with HMRC
  • Involvement in Payroll function vis-a-vis timely and accurate payment of wages & salaries
  • Ensure processing of payroll journals, reconciliation of all relevant control accounts and settlement of external payroll liabilities
  • Ensure completion and submission of P11D, PSA, Class 1ANIC and other benefit information
  • Lead local annual Audit process. Point of contact to auditors. Preparation of annual audit files. Prepare draft annual Statutory Accounts
  • Various ad-hoc reports & returns to Office for National Statistics
  • Manage annual review of company insurance through broker
  • Master the local IT system from an accounting standpoint
  • Staff mentoring, training & development
  • Ad hoc analysis and reporting, as required
  • Manage local Human Resources function, including related areas, eg Reception

  • Have a service attitude to the business
  • Build strong relationships as a team player
  • Have a good feel for the business - be able to judge whether numbers are right or wrong from first view

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
  • A technically and analytically strong accountant with a confident approach and attention to detail
  • Commercially aware
  • Sound financial ethics
  • Self-motivated, energetic, determined, positive & flexible
  • Strong on initiative, pro-activeness, uncompromising ethics and integrity
  • Deadline oriented, able to work under pressure
  • A mind-set of continuous improvement of processes & efficiencies

  • Qualified
  • Experience in manufacturing, engineering or similar
  • Experience of change management
  • Microsoft Office
  • Sage Accounting an advantage

  • 25 days holiday plus bank holiday
  • Free car parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Employee Benefit Loan Scheme
  • Healthcare Scheme

Please note that due to the nature of the role, no sponsorship or relocation packages will be available for this position so all candidates must be eligible to both live and work in the UK to be considered.

Please click the APPLY button to send your CV and Covering Letter for this role.

Candidates with experience of; Qualified Accountant, Financial Controller, CA, ACA, ACCA, CIMA, Finance Manager, Financial Analyst, Finance Coordinator, Senior Finance Manager, Management Accountant, Finance Specialist, Financial Executive, Financial Accounting, Accounts Coordinator, Finance Supervisor, Accounts Controller, Group Financial Accountant, Finance Coordinator, Group Finance Controller will also be considered for the role.