Financial Controller

  • Location

    Leeds, West Yorkshire

  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

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  • Salary:

    £60000 - £65000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Lucy Campbell

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

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Sewell Wallis are currently helping a large business with their search for a Financial Controller. With offices based in Leeds, this is a newly created role to support the Finance Director after a period of growth following a recent acquisition.

This new position sits within a large and dynamic finance team, managing 3 individuals who need a hands on manager who can help them grow and develop in their current roles. The business looks to continue to grow through organic growth and acquisition.

The FD is looking for a technically competent first class FC who will work closely with the executive team and take complete ownership for any accounting related queries for their area of the business.

Your responsibilities will include:-

-Month end close and consolidation of monthly management accounts for the UK and oversees business
-Monthly, quarterly and annual reporting
-Producing the group annual statutory accounts and managing all aspects of the audits
-Review and submission of VAT and corporation tax
-Financial due diligence on corporate and commercial transactions
-Looking at proposed M&A's and relaying any financial implications to the executive team
-Full responsibility for SOX within finance including deal with auditors and supporting non finance individuals on how to resolve their issues and improve SOX controls
-Liaise across the business with various departments, delivering on key ad hoc projects
-Ensuring the company is compliant within all their accounting procedures and processes
-Process improvement around month end reporting
-System improvement work whether this includes looking at ways to include the current system in place or advising on ERP implementations that could enhance the way the company works
-Develop strong relationships across the business including head of departments, operational managers and the sales function

You will ideally be an ACA or ACCA qualified accountant, however as long as you can demonstrate a strong technical background then other qualifications will certainly be considered. Experience working within a US owned company would be a great advantage however not essential. You must be enthusiastic and someone who can confidently business partner across an organisation to ensure that finance is operating to the best of its ability.

Excellent progression is on offer for the right candidate, whether that's long term into an FD role or across to the commercial finance function.

For further information please contact Lucy Campbell.

Sewell Wallis acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. As part of our recruitment process, we will retain your CV for a period of one year to enable us to consider you for future roles. After this period your CV will be deleted.