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Financial Controller

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  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

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  • Salary:

    £75000 - £80000 per annum + £5k car allowance & 15% bonus

  • Contact:

    Lucy Regan

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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Sewell Wallis are delighted to be exclusively partnering with a leading, global business based in Leeds. Our client has consistently grown and remained profitable and robust throughout the pandemic. They have a large and dynamic finance team full of fantastic characters and experience, alongside an excellent, flexible working culture.

They are now looking for an experienced Financial Controller to lead this finance function and take on a pivotal role in business, where you will demonstrate a high level of engagement across the entire company. You will oversee a medium sized finance function of qualified and part qualified accountants, leading and motivating them with clear and structured development plans.

You will report into the Finance Director and your role will include the following duties:-

-Act as the finance lead for the UK business, managing 2 direct reports and overseeing the wider finance team across two locations
-Oversee the management accounting process and the ownership of balance sheet movements and variances
-Oversight of the Group audit, including planning audit timing and agreeing deadlines
-Provide accounting advice and financial due diligence on both corporate transactions and commercial deals e.g acquisitions, disposals, investments
-Build strong relationships with key stakeholders in the business to keep them informed of any emerging opportunities, including Operational Managers and the Sales team
-Deliver on key accounting related projects including potential system reviews
-Work closely with the FP&A and commercial teams to understand P&L drivers and movements in the month
- Liaise across departments in order to ensure clear communication so that processes and deadlines are met
-Ensuring continuing SOX compliance via performance of close process and review activities
-On-going testing of SOX controls
-Submission of Statutory accounts and VAT on time
-Process improvement work, including reducing month end close
-Monthly and quarterly reporting
-Involvement in ad hoc finance projects across the country and overseas

You will ideally be a fully qualified accountant and will likely have experience working for a large, multinational business. Any experience working with a US owned business would be a great benefit for our client, but not essential.

You must be a technically strong accountant, preferably practiced trained, alongside a confident and outgoing personality so you can easily business partner across multiple disciplines. You must be able to influence at a strategic level but also be prepared to be hands on when required to support your team.

For further information please contact Lucy Regan or Emma Dugdale.

To apply please send your CV, quoting our reference and specifying which website you saw this position advertised on. Due to the high volume of applications please accept that if we have not responded to your application within seven days, your application has not been successful.

Sewell Wallis is a specialist recruitment company with a vast amount of experience in our industry we offer permanent, temporary and interim recruitment support for accounting and finance, human resources and business support positions. We recruit at all levels within finance from Purchase Ledger Administrator and Credit Controller level through to Financial Controller and Director positions. With offices in Sheffield and Leeds, we are well situated to cover all of South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and Manchester. Please visit our website for more information on accountancy and finance jobs and human resources or business support positions.