Financial Controller

AD Finance
60000.00 - 65000.00 GBP Annual
23 Oct 2019
23 Oct 2019
Contract Type

Working as a Financial Controller for this progressive business that have just received huge investment for growth, this is a fantastic opportunity to be involved at this hugely exciting time. This is an exceptional opportunity to grow personal experience as the business develops over several years with expansion in the UK and in China.

Duties / Responsibilities (Including Objectives of the role):

The Engineering Financial Controller is responsible for ensuring the underlying financial processes of the business are fit for purpose and operating correctly. Ensure proper compliance with statutory requirements and internal reporting. Manage staff and financial systems and ensure effective working relationships with all other members of the finance community. Drive effective business processes in areas such as budgeting forecasting and monthly reporting.

This role currently operates with two main revenue / expense streams

  • Engineering consultancy and sub contract - for other car manufacturers
  • Product development (2 locations) - R&D on new models, capitalised against projects

Revenue / Expense streams will develop and expand as the business grows.

The requirements of the role will evolve with the post holder giving the perfect opportunity to settle into the business and learn systems and processes at the start. As the business requirements change through growth opportunities the role will become a lot more challenging and fit with career development potential. A key element of the new ten year plan is improved manufacturing reporting and efficiency.

Key deliverables are:

  • Challenge and critique spend via electronic requisition; once satisfied check to budget and allocate accounts coding.
  • Control and monitor the operational performance of engineering services

The role will form part of the Programme and Engineering finance team that will provide the financial control, reporting and forecasting services for over GBP2Bn of investment over the next 5 years. This investment will significantly change the business and provide a truly exciting growth trajectory for the next ten years and beyond. This role will help support that growth. provide a financial service covering monthly reporting, budgetary control, forecast projections and estimating cost of future development activities.

General deliverables:

  • Business support-individual needs to be a proactive member Engineering management team. They need to be seen as a key focal point for decision making within the business area. The role will only succeed if the individual is seen to take control of the financial management of the division. For this reason they need to actively engage with the business to ensure that targets and issues are addressed and understood.

Day to day deliverables:

  • Forecasting product investment cost, ensuring that the funding/purchasing requests align to approved budgets
  • Support control, reporting and forecasting of other business projects as and when required

Qualifications and Experience (Essential & Desirable criteria)

  • Progressively responsible financial controller experience for a major company.
  • Intermediate Excel skills
  • High level of communication skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Fully Qualified Member of a Professional accountancy body (CIMA/ACA/ACCA)
  • Progressively responsible financial controller experience for a major company.
  • Have had experience with SAP implementation.
  • Accuracy, detailed, but able to deliver requirements under pressure. Must be able to work at the role level, and deal with detail transactional aspects.
  • Resilient and self-motivated.
  • Ability to work to fast deadlines, needs to be able to influence senior managers with well-presented facts and argument. Needs to be proactive in making change happen within the finance function.
  • Able to forge effective working relationships across the senior management of the business.
  • Reliable, flexible, diplomatic but forceful when required.