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  • Interim Capital Controller

  • Location: Hampshire, Basingstoke
  • Salary: £550 - £650 per day
  • Job type: Temporary / Contract
  • Ref: 57425684
  • Recruiter: Harvey Allan

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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