Ref - Financial Controller/Finance Director – Ref 3568

Financial Controller/Finance Director

A qualified ACA Accountant with 25 years of experience of working in Finance & Projects. A proven track record as a Head of Finance, Finance Process Owner, Strategic Advisor, and HR Lead. Has worked in Service, Aviation, Defence, Logistics, and Insurance sectors. A confident, enthusiastic leader and team member who thrives in an environment where they can add value by improving and building on existing systems, drive strategic change and encourage high-quality performance from teams. Statutory reporting, Group accounts consolidation, Cash-flow forecasting, Management accounting, Budgeting, Internal audit, Governance Risk and Compliance reporting, Payroll management, Strategy Review, Capital Expenditure control and assessment, Year End process management, Project management, Finance system implementation, Finance team management, Financial process improvement, Business analysis, SWOT analysis,   Microsoft suite (Advanced), Accounting software (Advanced): Xero, Access, SAP, Sage.
  • Responsible for all aspects of Business Services including Finance, Human Resources, Health and Safety, Staff Training, IT and Procurement
  • Member of the Board and Strategy Improvement Group
  • Responsible for all statutory reporting and financial audit including IFRS format accounts
  • Management accounts, monthly KPI reports and activity-based costing analysis generated monthly
  • Key liaison point with external consultants for taxation, R&D tax claims, grant funding and company secretarial matters
  • Deliver monthly forecasts and annual budget analysis
  • Driving continuous improvement in the business
  • Member of Change Management Board set up to driver further operational efficiencies 
  • Responsible for all aspects of financial reporting, management, and governance.
  • Member of the Board of Directors.
  • Secondary responsibility for all Human Resources and Business Services activity related matters
  • Responsibility for building a detailed annual budget plan for each company through collaboration with department leads.
  • Generation of a monthly P & L forecast which is carefully compared to annual budgeted figures. Department heads were challenged when they exceeded budget estimates.
  • Liaison with department heads to push cost efficiencies.
  • Ensured that payroll and expenses are paid accurately and in a timely manner.  Managed the administration of company credit cards to ensure compliance with company policy.
  • Management of Accounts receivable and payable team
  • Implemented a new finance system including liaison with the IT developers to ensure that the requirements of the finance team were fully met. 
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