Financial Controller

Michael Page
York, North Yorkshire
20 Aug 2019
05 Sep 2019
Sadie O'Callaghan
Contract type
Full time

Michael Page are pleased to be partnering with a market leading FMCG business in York to appoint a Financial Controller.

Client Details

Our client are a producer of specialist food items sold under a number of brands as well as own label products. They sell into the majority of the UK retail market and have in excess of 80% market share of the category.

At present the business is doing well, enjoying sustained growth and profits.


Reporting into the CFO, this role will manage a small team and have responsibility for the following;

  • Ensure that transactions are an accurate representation of the revenues & costs incurred, and ensuring that reconciliations are performed in a timely manner.

  • Provide variance analysis, commentary and financial reporting as needed.

  • Supporting the CFO with the implementation of process and reporting improvements.

  • Support and mentor the Finance Assistant.

  • Assist with budget processes, liaison and provision of information.

  • Assist with the audit process, including preparation of schedules, query resolution and supporting activities.

  • Support preparation of tax, VAT and other external statutory reporting as required.

  • Month end balance sheet reconciliations.

  • Preparation of monthly statements by collecting data; analysing and investigating variances; summarising data, information, and trends.

  • Dealing with financial inquiries by gathering, analysing, summariing, and interpreting data.

  • To provide financial advice by studying operational issues; applying financial principles and practices; developing recommendations.

  • Monthly postings to management accounts, accruals, prepayments, allocations.

  • Quarterly VAT returns preparation.

  • Weekly cash flow reporting and forecasting.

  • Liaising with external audit as part of year end and interim audits.

  • Providing group reporting submissions.

  • Creditor/debtor reporting.

  • Ad hoc projects as requested.


The ideal candidate will have trained in Practice and have experience in manufacturing.

You must be qualified (ACCA/ACA/CIMA).

Job Offer

Competitive salary + benefits

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