Financial Controller

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Financial Controller

  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Finance and Accountancy

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Negotiable dependent on experience

  • Contact:

    Jenny Millar

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  • Contact phone:

    0161 826 8533

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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​An experienced Finance Controller is needed to undertake all aspects of the financial management of a Manufacturing Company based in the Greater Manchester area. They have an enviable position within the industry and multiple sites around the Greater Manchester area.

As Financial Controller you will be a key part of the management team and will be involved at a strategic level within the company, with responsibility for presenting to the Group’s Corporate Team at the monthly management meetings.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all financial operations of the company including reporting, invoicing, cash management, stock control, sales ledger, purchase ledger, nominal ledger and fixed assets.

  • Corporate accounting, regulatory and financial reporting, budget and forecasts preparation.

  • Provide financial and commercial support to the General Manager.

  • Work closely with the General Manager and operational staff to ensure all products have accurate and up to date Manufacturing Instructions and Bills Of Materials.

  • Be the person in the Business to hunt out and implement cost savings in all areas.

  • Take control of stock management, recording and reporting.

  • Ensure quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting and ensure the integrity of the ledgers and associated systems.

  • Ensure the nominal ledger is accurate and that key nominal ledger accounts are reconciled each month.

  • Prepare timely and accurate monthly management accounts. Investigate and report variances.

  • Prepare year-end accounts and audit pack.

  • Prepare annual budgets and monthly financial forecasts.

  • Manage the Finance Department to ensure the resource available is utilised as efficiently and effectively as possible.

  • Continuous monitoring and auditing of sales prices and margins, both quoted and actual.

  • Publish daily/weekly/monthly production profitability, yield, variance reports etc. to improve the information available to support decision making. Use the reports to identify, and implement, improvements to increase profit margins, improve efficiencies, reduce waste etc.

  • Ensure that financial controls are in place across the factory and are adhered to.

  • Ensure compliance with all tax and regulatory issues.

  • Be the main point of contact to external auditors and provide all required information.

  • Work closely with the Financial Controller of the company’s Australian subsidiary


  • Produce accurate, error free management accounts by the deadline.

  • Look after the business’s cash - make sure customers are paying, enforce credit control policies, ensure all customer debts are insured, confirm that all payments are legitimate before being processed.

  • Ensure continuity of incoming supplies by ensuring that suppliers are paid to terms.

  • Actively engage with other departments and identify ways in which you can help them better perform their functions - e.g. by supplying high quality information and reports; by improving systems etc.

  • Get out on the shop floor to see what is happening, learn how the factory works and assess where efficiencies and savings can be made.

  • Target the reduction of working capital tied up in stock.

  • Challenge and look to reduce costs in all areas.

  • Continuously work to improve systems across the business.

  • Attention to detail - make sure all figures issued and presented are correct and accurate.

Key Skills

  • Qualified accountant with experience in a similar role in a manufacturing environment.

  • A proven track record of driving improvements and saving costs in production.

  • The desire to want to make improvements and the tenacity to drive them through.

  • A hands on approach - roll sleeves up and get out on the shop floor to see what is really happening.

  • Product costing experience.

  • Stock management experience.

  • Strong interpersonal, communication and commercial skills.

  • Solid technical ability.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Ability to meet deadlines.

  • Experience of foreign currency transactions and foreign currency bank and ledger management.

  • Strong Excel skills.

  • Experience of MRP and/or ERP systems.

What is on offer?

Hours: 37.50

Salary: negotiable dependent on experience

Holidays: 33 days

Life Assurance

Healthcare Scheme

If you are interested in the above Financial Controller vacancy, then click on the 'applynow’ button.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are not always able to reply to all applications. If you haven’t heard back from us within 2 weeks, then please accept that your application has been unsuccessful for the role we currently have advertised.

Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person's gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability, or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications, and abilities to perform the duties of the job.

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