Financial Controller

East Riding of Yorkshire Permanent
  • Opportunity to join a well known FMCG business based in Hull
  • Plenty of scope for improvement and chance to contribute to a turnaround project

About Our Client

Our client are a leading Plc business in the FMCG sector.

Job Description

  • The key contact point for all finance related questions and for financial evaluation of ad-hoc projects on site.
  • Coordination and delivery of month end timetable in line with corporate timetable, culminating in:
  • Execution of monthly margin delivery aligned with commercial team and communicated to Corporate head office
  • Construction of the Factory Operating Statement, reflecting the production through put of the factory
  • Preparation and communication of the monthly commentary on volumes, manufacturing & material variance, fixed costs and site margin
  • Communication of Financial results to the Site Management team and the UK Healthcare Leadership team, in order to promote financial awareness and drive towards meeting the financial commitments of the site
  • Carry out monthly Balance Sheet reviews, including fixed assets, stock, accruals and prepayments to ensure that full controls are being applied and Corporate policies are being adhered to
  • Evaluation of related Capital Expenditure to ensure that return on capital expenditure is maximised, and to manage the Capital expenditure process in conjunction with the Engineering team, such that spend versus authorised budget can be reviewed and that a quarterly forecast can be given
  • Preparation and submission of Quarterly forecasts into Commercial team to support submissions process into Corporate Head office. Process to be supported with analysis verse plan/prior year/previous FC
  • Responsibility for the financial preparation of the annual plan in co-ordination with the UK Healthcare Leadership Team, Site Operations Manager and Site Management team. Plan to cover site volumes, raw and packaging costs, labour, depreciation based on site capital investment, energy & utilities, repairs and maintenance and Fixed Costs
  • Review and challenge all Gross Margin Improvement projects on site to evaluate impact on the sites financial performance, and to support appropriate submissions to Corporate for key initiatives
  • With key members of the site and regional team, ensure the financial integrity of the SAP system and that its use is in line with the corporate model
  • Support the on-going development of the Site Finance team locally and as part of regional strategies
  • Ensure site is audit ready from a financial control perspective

Key Challenges:

· Working with members of the cross functional Site Management team and UK Leadership team to deliver the financial commitments of the factory, by influencing and challenging the activities of the site

· Analysis of the Financial performance, enabling clear explanation and demonstration of target setting to the Supply chain management

· The Hull site is an established factory and the volume is growing; the challenge is to make the factory more efficient and potentially bigger, find out where the savings are and deliver more for less

The Successful Applicant

Skills & Experience required:

· Experience\working knowledge of key manufacturing topics

· Proven experience of managing a team

· Strong IT skills, covering SAP based accounting systems and ExcelTechnical\professional qualifications required:

  • Educated to Degree level or similar
  • A Qualified Accountant (probably CIMA; possibly ACCA) possessing post-qualification experience in an FMCG or similarly high volume manufacturing Organisation

Personal Attributes:

  • Ability to manage and lead in an autonomous role; must be resilient and driven to deliver
  • Ability to self-motivate and motivate others, enabling strong cross functional working, by effective influencing and communication
  • Ability to plan, prioritise, organise and delegate workload amongst a team, reflecting on activity to ensure best practice and continuous improvement, whilst working to group\local timetables
  • Flexible to respond to ever changing business needs and able to prioritise different functional requirements, with the commitment to complete taken on responsibilities
  • Driving an innovative approach to problem solving with the ability to challenge and improve existing processes
  • Cultivating the need to work accurately, to set procedures & systems, showing attention to detail
  • To lead by example and demonstrate the leadership behaviours articulated in the RB core values and Leadership Compass

· Demonstrate awareness, understanding and working practice of equality within the workplace

  • A desire to develop and progress within an organisation, to ultimately fulfil potential

What's on Offer

Competitive basic salary, bonus scheme, car allowance, family private healthcare and generous employer pension contribution amongst other benefits.

Olivia Crook
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Phone number
+44 113 243 7705

Job summary

Financial Controller
FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods)
East Riding of Yorkshire
Contract type
Consultant name
Olivia Crook
Consultant phone
+44 113 243 7705
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