Financial Controller

Financial Controller – Wigan, UK – Up to £35,000

Industry: Freight Forwarding / Logistics

Job Type: Full Time

Purpose of Post: Responsible for managing the Finance team and ensuring there is appropriate reporting, financial control and efficiency as well as insightful business partnering across the group.

Main Duties:

  • Manage, motivate and develop the finance team.
  • Create insightful, accurate and timely monthly reporting pack that clearly explains business performance.
  • Prepare cash flow projections to enable appropriate treasury management.
  • Strive for continuous improvement by proposing changes to reporting, forecasting and financial processes.
  • Develop systems to ensure that all financial transactions are properly recorded and controlled and can be reported in a clear and timely way.
  • Develop budgets and financial forecasts for the company.
  • Lead the financial audit process and the completion of the statutory accounts.
  • Continually seek out margin improvement or cost reduction opportunities.
  • Manage the reporting to external stakeholders such as the bank, investors and Producer Organisations.
  • Ensure appropriate hedging is in place for foreign exchange, commodities and interest rates.
  • Act as a key strategic and commercial business partner to influence business decision making.
  • Evaluate, track and review capital spend within the group.
  • Ensure that the business is appropriately insured.
  • Ensure that taxes are correctly calculated, processed and paid.
  • Assist the FD in presenting reports to senior executives, stakeholders and Board members and deputise when required.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Qualified accountant with a minimum of 5 years post qualified experience
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Must be honest, reliable and act with integrity
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills
  • Should be willing to challenge and strive for fact based decisions

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Location England
Job titleFinancial Controller
Salary £30000 - £35000
Consultant Jamie Triggs
Consultant Phone 02392816899
Consultant Email
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