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Interim Capital Controller

  • Location: Hampshire, Basingstoke
  • Salary: £550 - £650 per day
  • Job type: Temporary / Contract
  • Ref: 57425684
  • Recruiter: Harvey Allan
This vacancy has now expired.

Position description for Interim Working Capital Controller

Objective of appointment

To drive improvements in the working capital cycle through acceleration of accounts receivable collection and process re-engineering to generate positive working capital movements.

Length of appointment

It is envisaged that this person will be in the business, reporting to CFO, for a period of 3 - 6 months. It is essential that this person is primarily based in Basingstoke.

Personal characteristics/ Skills

  • Determined and resilient personality
  • As comfortable with rolling up sleeves and actually carrying out analysis themselves as they are in the more "theoretical" helicopter view
  • capable of speaking with the CFO voice when needed

Key responsibilities

  • supporting the current team in identifying weaknesses and flaws in the current process structure to prevent inefficiencies and inaccuracies in the current sales invoicing process
  • providing workable solutions to solve the above through working with business owners to rectify the weaknesses (IT/Operations/Finance)
  • providing additional levels of support, structure and rigor to the overdue debt collection process
  • producing reports and status updates to satisfy management and shareholders as to progress
  • identify key and repeatable customer behaviours that drive overdue debt and provide solutions to amend
  • complete process overview of order-to-cash and procure-to-pay
  • provide all inputs into the cash model updates (perhaps re-build the cash model to a more granular level - to be discussed)
  • identification of sub-par supplier relationship and provision of information to procurement to drive supplier terms negotiations and the monitoring of the changes

Background of person

  • A detailed understanding of the drivers of the working capital cycle and the challenges within it are essential.
  • Proven and demonstrable experience of process engineering.
  • Proven and demonstrable experience of "hands-on" approach - someone who is prepared to "get stuck in" themselves rather than simply ask for a set of things to be done.
  • High volume; low margin activities; multi-country and multi-client
  • Experience of the financial processes of large global brands e.g. Coca-Cola; Pfizer
  • Experience of working with customer invoicing portals such as Taulia, Tungsten and Arriba
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