Interim Financial Manager/ Controller
12 Month Contract - Potential to go Permanent
£50,000 - £60,000 + Package
Food & Drink Manufacture - Commutbale from Inverness/ Aberdeen
This is a fantastic opportunity for someone/ newly created position which has come up in the business as they are going through tremendous change – new projects – planning project – ERP project on horizon.
* Re-structure in the business – whole new executive level
* Finance manager reports Head of Finance - 2 senior posts
* Looking for someone asap
Reporting to the Head of Finance, the Financial Controller will be responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the Finance team to meet the objectives set in the finance plan. The Financial Controller will work closely with the Financial Reporting Manager to establish a control and reporting environment that serves the business effectively.
Reporting to the Head of Finance, lead the Finance team to deliver objectives in the following areas:
➢ Governance & Control ➢ Business Support ➢ Strategic Partner ➢ Team Delivery
Governance & Control - Develop a framework of controls around financial transactions and reporting -Evidence completion of these controls through the documentation of reconciliations and approvals -Manage transactional finance team, review and approve transactions in line with delegation of authority -Develop routine reports for management of AR, AP, Stock, Fixed Assets, Payroll - Develop treasury management and cash forecasting processes fit for the business - Develop procedures and policies within Finance including Accounting Manual, Expense Policy and others - Ensure compliance with taxation and other regulatory requirements - Manage the statutory accounting and audit process
Business Support - Review Company and BU level KPIs by WD10 prepared by the Financial Reporting Manager - Support the Financial Reporting Manager in developing reports for business users - Provision of financial support to project teams as and when required (e.g. Brands, Operations, Capital projects, System review/innovation etc). - Training of non-financial managers, supervisors and team leaders.
Strategic Partner - Support the Head of Finance in providing strategic finance input to the Executive - Lead preparation of the annual and five year budget process - As a key finance user, support the development of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementation
Team Delivery - Establish personal objectives for the Finance team -Conduct routine weekly meetings - Act as a role model of company values in terms of behaviours and company culture. - Ensure the team has sufficient resource, skills and experience to meet Finance objectives -Allocate responsibility for tasks to avoid segregation of duty issues and over reliance on single individuals for critical tasks - Select and recruit new team members, carry out inductions, performance manage and appraise in line with company processes - Coach and develop finance team to develop capability and build internal talent pipeline. - Provide regular constructive feedback, support and coaching as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED
-Qualified Accountant (CA,ACCA, CIMA) with relevant post qualification experience.
-Experience of managing a finance function including line management responsibilities.
-Experience of preparing KPIs, budgets, forecasts and other reports within deadlines.
-Experience of developing and maintain a financial control environment.
-Ability to communicate clearly, concisely and with appropriate tone.
-Confidence to present to large groups.
- Excellent interpersonal, influencing and negotiating skills.
-Excellent data analytical skills and judgement with the ability to lead and manage in a complex environment.
-Organisational skills including the ability to manage a diverse and busy workload, to plan effectively and work consistently to deadlines.
-Competent use of PC and technology appropriate to the role
-Attention to detail but the ability to see the bigger picture.
-A proactive attitude aimed at delivering business objectives.
-Personal qualities of integrity, honesty and trustworthiness.
-A creative thinker with the confidence to take forward new ideas and concepts systematically.
-Ability to work well as part of the management team providing support and motivation to the team
-Ability to establish credibility
For further details please contact Scott Ballantine at D R Newitt immediatley on (phone number removed)