Senior Financial Controller

The Elizabeth Higgins Group
14 Jul 2017
21 Jul 2017
Job role
Our client, a leading global manufacturer in the automotive component, power tool and domestic appliance sectors is seeking a highly qualified and experienced corporate financial controller to join the finance team at their UK HQ.
  • Responsible for a team of 8 professionals
  • Monthly tracking and reporting of company's sales, costs and profits
  • Quarterly forecasts and annual business plans
  • Focusing the team to identify opportunities for improving efficiency and overall profitability and ensure these are implemented effectively
  • Tracking the performance of UK businesses as a whole. Presentation of results with commentary to senior management and head office
  • Overseeing the preparation and allocation of shared services costs across the UK, ensuring all costs are reported and allocated accurately both during the business plan process and throughout the year
  • Support in the setup and divestment of businesses

  • Professional Accounting qualification, hold a Degree level qualification within the Finance field

  • Proven leadership skills, with experience in managing high performing teams
  • Extensive experience in the preparation of monthly management accounts, balance sheet management and tracking of shared services costs
  • Closing the year-end audit process with external audit teams using IFRS 101
  • Proven track record in building strong relationships with internal customers, managing conflicts and negotiating outcomes to improve overall performance
  • Experience in acquisitions and integration of new businesses into a group and in divesting businesses
  • Advanced knowledge of using the Fl and CO Modules in SAP, advanced Excel and PowerPoint
  • Proficient in dealing with results reported in GBP, EUR and USD
  • Experience in change management implementation
  • Proficiency in written and spoken German language to business level a definite advantage

  • Excellence in communicating financial matters to non-financial people
  • Eye for details and an inquiring mind, ensure opportunities for improvements are identified and followed up

  • Results focused and future orientated. Ability to multi-task and adapt very quickly to changes in the working environment
  • Ability to work in a pressurized environment with stringent deadlines and a high focus on quality
  • Possess strong analytical and problem solving skills using a variety of tools

BENEFITS:An attractive working environment and:
  • Pension up to 8%
  • Private medical: Single cover only
  • Employee Assistant Programme
  • Career Development
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare scheme
  • 7 x Salary death in service
  • Group Income Protection (After 2 years’ service)
  • 27 Days holiday raising to 30 after 5 years plus 8 days bank holiday

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