Interim Group Financial Controller

  • Location

    Harrogate, North Yorkshire

  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

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  • Salary:

    £60000 - £70000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Lucy Regan

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Duration:

    9 months

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Sewell Wallis are delighted to be exclusively partnering with a fantastic private equity backed business based in Harrogate. This dynamic organisation is set for some substantial growth over the next 10 years with an impressive business plan in place to achieve this.

They are now seeking some interim support within their finance function in the role of a Group Financial Controller to cover a period of maternity leave for a minimum of 9 months. This challenging and interesting position will report into a highly competent CFO and will support them with the day to day funning of the finance function alongside a variety of projects including potential acquisitions.

You will need to be able to operate at a high level, influencing senior stakeholders where appropriate, however you must also be someone who is also prepared to be hands on and to roll your sleeves up within a small finance function.

As the Interim Group Financial Controller your day to day duties will include the following:-

-Prepare the monthly multi-currency consolidations
-Oversee a finance team of 4 individuals with regular coaching and one to ones
-Oversee the preparation of the monthly management accounts and provide detailed commentary to present to the CFO
-Produce the weekly sales report
-Support the CFO with company payroll
-Lead the quarterly budgeting process
-Regular cash flow forecasting
-Keep up to date with transfer pricing adjustments
-Focus on system and process improvements projects across the business
-Work on key commercially focused projects alongside the CFO e.g potential mergers and acquisitions
-Lead the annual audit process
-Tax returns
-Insurance renewals
-Dealing with any subsidiary queries
-Inter-company account clearing

This interim assignment is ideally looking to start from the end of February/early March so you will need to be available to start within these timescales.

You must be a qualified accountant who is competent at turning their hands to all areas of finance. Experience working with an SME or a private equity backed business would be desirable.

As a person, you need to be proactive and a natural problem solver. Someone confident with systems changes and upgrades would also be highly desirable, in particular Microsoft Dynamics 365.

For more information please contact Lucy Regan

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.