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Group Financial Controller

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  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

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  • Salary:

    £50000 - £55000 per annum + great benefits

  • Contact:

    Faith Collins

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  • Published:

    18 days ago

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  • Consultant:

    Faith Collins

We have a great opportunity to join a rapidly expanding retail business based in Sheffield as they look to appoint a Group Financial Controller. This business have seen tremendous growth in recent years and are looking to recruit an ambitious, driven Accountant who can help them continue to expand in this number two role.

Reporting into the Head of Finance the successful candidate will play a key role in providing insightful information to the senior leadership team and will input into the development of the corporate strategic plan. Duties include;

- The management of departmental staff which includes recruitment, supervision, performance management, training and development. Develop a breadth of skills within department to facilitate job cover.
- Provide financial information to departmental heads (and stores - subject to directors' approval), which is understandable, relevant, timely and appropriate to their needs.
- Contribute towards the strategic planning process, financial analysis of business development proposals and formulating final plans into financial forecasts.
- Overseeing the annual budgetary process and agreeing budgets with department heads.
- To challenge the thinking of Department Heads and make them aware of the financial implications of their decisions and departmental performance. To assist them improve financial performance, help identify opportunities and motivate them towards achieving the corporate financial goals.
- Provide periodic management accounts and annual financial accounts to the Groups' banks, auditors and other users of the company accounts on a timely basis.
- Explain financial performance to the Groups' bankers, communicate the company's objectives and instil confidence in the financial position.
- Ensure statutory returns to Inland Revenue, Customs, Companies House etc, are accurately prepared and filed on a timely basis
- Provide commentary of the financial performance including return on capital invested and gearing risk.
- Report control weaknesses and make recommendations for corrections.
- Highlight financial trends as they appear and advise the Board on appropriate responses.
- Periodically appraise business identifying the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats relevant to the Directors and Shareholders.

Experience required;

- Qualified CIMA / ACCA / ACA with experience working in retail
- Highly computer literate, able to adapt to new accounting software
- Proven people manager with experience
- Excellent people skills with the ability to work effectively with people at all levels

For more information please contact Faith Collins

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.