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Interim Financial Controller

c£50,000 + benefits

Chippenham   CCR 1167

This is an interim role that, for the right candidate, will become permanent after six months. This growing autonomous subsidiary consists of a number of business units. It has now reached a critical point where it needs to strengthen its finance function, and develop its business systems. The addition of this post is seen as pivotal to both objectives.

Reporting to the Finance Director and supported by a small team, part of your responsibilities will be to further develop management information reporting for a manufacturing business. This will need detailed attention in terms of understanding the cost drivers and impact on margins and reporting accuracy. You will develop the management reporting so that profitability by product, customer and region can be tracked easily and that systems are sensitive and responsive to bespoke orders. In addition, you will also be responsible for financial systems development within the subsidiary and the business units. The overall strategy will be to ensure the existing system is fit for purpose:- to be able to consolidate reporting of the various businesses while maintaining the ability to report performance of each, and collectively as a group both vertically and horizontally. The project will demand a hands on approach in detailed financial mapping as well as the ability to overview. Other duties will include support for the Finance Director by ensuring robust financial controls, providing detailed budgets, forecasts, variance analysis and commentary, together with recommendations for business decision making.

You should be a qualified accountant with experience of successful financial management in medium sized businesses, who also possesses solid experience of manufacturing. Good financial modelling skills are essential to this role and you should be proficient with Excel. The position calls for a robust individual who can work in a fast moving entrepreneurial environment, who is very much a team player and who can also work independently. For the right candidate, the interim role will become permanent.

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