Financial Controller

Mitchell Adam
£65,000 per annum + Benefits
23 Feb 2019
22 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Due to recent expansion, this PE backed business in Solihull is looking to strengthen their Finance team with the appointment of a driven and ambitious Financial Controller.

This role will see you provide meaningful strategic support to the commercial team for the business to facilitate better decision-making. You will provide in-depth analysis of sales performance, helping your audience to understand the drivers behind identified trends and thus adequately inform decisions on future strategy. You will also provide similar types of decision support on how best to incentivise desired sales performance / behaviours based on trends from your analysis, driving change where required at different levels right across the business. In all instances, you will need to be able to gain buy-in quickly, challenge people appropriately and be strong enough (and tactful enough!) to push your agenda for the overall benefit of the business.

This role will see you getting ‘out and about’ in the business in your effort to understand the drivers of the business performance, and build effective relationships / networks across the company, therefore a proactive approach, engaging communication style and a commercially-focussed candidate is needed.

Ideally, you will:
• Be qualified (CIMA, ACCA, ACA) with experience of preparing management reports and variance analysis to an accurate level
• Be used to working at pace, demonstrating the organisational skills to effectively balance many different priorities simultaneously
• Have experience of a similar role (i.e. financial analysis, financial planning, coordination of budgeting, etc.) in another fast-paced business
• Demonstrate instances in which you have been able to add tangible value to directly aid the performance of a business / business unit
• Be ambitious and motivated, with evident qualities of initiative and drive

In return, you will:

• Work in a, proactive, fast-paced business during a period of rapid growth
• Gain direct commercial and operational exposure in a varied, exciting and important role
• Enjoy outstanding career progression prospects in an environment that focusses on developing and progressing its staff
• Be encouraged to develop your role by providing continuous improvements to procedures, systems and processes

This is a great opportunity for an ambitious Financial Controller to gain direct operational exposure in a successful and forward-thinking national business – enjoying great career prospects as a result.