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Finance Controller | Private Equity Backed

  • Location: West Yorkshire
  • Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits Package
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Ref: RAD16899397
  • Recruiter: Rafi Davies

We are delighted to be working in exclusive partnership with a highly regarded name in the Yorkshire market. My client are a fast-growing & highly profitable business and they are currently looking to appoint a high-calibre Finance Controller.

Key Responsibilities:

Cash management and forecasting - Provide the comfort of a robust cash management control process to the business, delivering a proactive insight on the current cash position and future outlook, driving actions for improvement in cash conversion from EBITDA. Key focus on creditor/debtor days and capex management. Meet bank and investor requirements for reporting and forecasting. Linked to the above the management of the quarterly bank covenant position is a key responsibility.

Financial reporting - Provide reporting, analysis, insight and feedback to inform and influence the financial strategy and strength of the business, particularly with a view on the balance sheet and cash flow of the business. Provide information to and attend Board meetings if required.

Financial reporting standards - Keep abreast of the latest accounting standards, maintain a close view on the company financial accounts to ensure they are maintained in line with the latest GAAP, seeking advice internally and externally as appropriate. Be the source of advice to business colleagues on key financial accounting matters, such as VAT, revenue recognition, etc.

Collation of month end financial accounts - Manage the effective and accurate collation of the financial accounts, ensuring they are delivered on time.

Provide effective financial control, manage and deliver clean audits - Lead regular balance sheet reconciliation reviews, advising on correct accounting convention and leading the team to improve controls. Manage the external statutory audit, ensuring a clean output.

Budgeting and forecasting - Working in coordination with the Head of Commercial Finance to compile balance sheet, cash flow and covenant budgets. Provide suitable analysis and validation in line with history, business assumptions and expectations.

Statutory Accounts and tax returns to accounting standards - Manage the accurate and efficient collation of annual statutory accounts in line with accounting standards, tax returns in liaison with advisors, company secretarial returns and any other government returns/statistics as required.

Stakeholder Management - support the CFO and CEO in presenting strategy, information, reports, analysis to various stakeholders

The ideal candidate will be ACA Qualified with desire to work in a Leveraged/Private Equity Backed environment. You must have be able to demonstrate a track record of team development and ability to manage at all levels, be committed, commercially aware with good communication skills. The ability to meet tight deadlines and excellent influencing skills will also be key.

You must also be able to demonstrate strong leadership ability and an excellent track record of success within a senior finance role in industry. Ideally you will have a good degree of creativity and be able to bring suggestions to the table on financial controls, revenue generating ideas & cost transformation.

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