Financial Controller (Manufacturing)

Michael Page
Leeds, West Yorkshire
£50000 - £65000 per annum
11 Sep 2019
30 Sep 2019
Olivia Crook
Contract type
Full time

Oversee the day to day financial management of the organisation, including the preparation of timely financial information, providing advice and leadership to the business, maintaining and developing robust and fit-for-purpose financial systems and processes.

Client Details

We are working with a Leeds based manufacturing business who are a household name in their field. They are part of a wider international group.


Responsible for the full month end management and group accounts reporting, including P&L, Balance Sheet, Cashflow and variance analysis.

Support and manage the finance team in the preparation and review of financial forecasts, liaise with the CFO and other relevant managers and departments as required.

The financial management and oversight of the business. To ensure that key controls are in place, maintained and compliance is met. To be the primary point of contact for the companies insurance brokers and insurers. To oversee the annual renewal of the business insurance cover and that the appropriate policies are in place.

Provide direction, supervision and development of the finance team, including the management and commercial accountants, accounts payable and accounts receivable functions. Ensure that the department functions effectively, deadlines are met and support is given to the wider business.

Manage business tax requirements including; review of quarterly VAT submissions, timely payment of PAYE and NI, liaise with external tax consultants to calculate annual tax computations, and to be the primary internal contact for other tax requirements i.e. transfer pricing and international VAT.

Day-to-day cash management, to include weekly cash forecasts and payment allocations, payment review and approval, ensure that the business is within its banking facility limits and retains sufficient cash to meet business critical payables. Requires close liaison with internal stakeholders i.e. Procurement department and external stakeholders i.e. Bank, Suppliers and Customers. To agree payment plans as required and support the CFO with the renewal of existing banking facilities and the implementation of new facilities.

Co-ordinate and oversee the annual statutory audit and ensure compliance within UK accounting regulations and practices.

Liaise with the outsourced Company Secretarial advisors and Legal Council to ensure that all appropriate filings are made with Companies House and other Government bodies

Provide advice and guidance on UK company legislation and how changes and amendments may impact upon the business. Highlight keys risks to the business e.g. GDPR, publication of Corporate Tax Strategy etc and actions for mitigation.

Review and maintain company accounting policies and procedures. Update and amend as required, ensure tight controls are both in place and in the best interests of the company and its shareholders.

Regular additional KPI reporting and ad hoc reporting both as requested by management and on own initiative.

Ensure that the finance team are informed of Health and Safety requirements in the work place and are adequately trained to carry out their work safely.

Delegated authority for the CFO as required.



Qualified accountant (ACA or equivalent)

Demonstrate strong commercial awareness and good knowledge of UK accounting regulations and practices.

Extensive experience of developing, delivering planning and reporting systems within a large organisation.

A strong technical ability regarding process and control

Experience in performance management and mentoring of staff

Experience of computerised accounting systems and extensive use of modelling tools (e.g. Excel)

IT Skills (Microsoft office).

Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)


International accounting / foreign currency experience

Knowledge of SAGE

Evidence of maintaining continuous personal development

Job Offer

On offer for the candidate is the chance to lead a large team, and make a real different to a business going through a period of change.