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Commercial Financial Controller

to £50,000 + Car + Bens

Chippenham  CCR  1154

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious qualified accountant to join an established, substantial SME which has emerged successfully from difficult times. The business, a UK owned specialist manufacturer with a Far East presence, is now poised for accelerated growth.  Having undergone restructuring and the appointment of a strong management team, the business is embarking on operational and strategic development. This appointment is seen as fundamental to its success and will appeal more to those who enjoy the excitement of managing risk and achieving significant successes.

The role is responsible for two of three divisions. Reporting to the Financial Director and working closely with cross functional senior managers, your remit will be threefold. With Operations Managers, you will develop, streamline and leverage efficiencies and flexibility from the manufacturing facility; you will lead a small team in developing tight financial controls together with timely, accurate and user friendly management reporting and; with the Sales and Marketing managers you will assist with the development and implementation of growth and profit strategies. The role also carries the usual monthly, annual and statutory reporting, including UK and International compliance and responsibility for IT. The initial focus will be on accurate costing, variance analysis and inventory control, in addition to working capital, cashflow and treasury.

You will be a driven, ambitious, forward looking and customer focussed accountant with sound experience of complex manufacturing processes. You should be a resilient, resourceful and robust individual who possesses excellent leadership and communication skills at all levels. The ability to: grasp operational and commercial issues quickly, provide sound resolution and, drive change is essential. Your cv should demonstrate successful delivery of quantifiable operational and fiscal objectives.

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