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2082 18/02/2019 Finance Controller & Operations Cotswolds Head Office but UK spread Furniture Ray Lewin
 Job Specification:  Finance Controller & Operations  - Cotswolds Head Office but UK spread
Finance Controller & Operations
Ray Lewin -
Work Type:
Cotswolds Head Office but UK spread
Business Description:

My small company client with Retail, Wholesale and Online Outlets based in the Cotswolds is looking to expand with the opening of two further outlets in the UK. They are now looking to recruit an experienced dynamic Financial Controller with good operational experience going forward to head up the Finance and Operational functions. This position will report directly to the Chairman and Managing Director and involve day to day business operations, especiall whilst the Managing Director is away.

Role Description:
  • Work with the senior management team on operations designed to grow the businesses 
  • Lead and develop the small finance team 
  • Oversee the preparation of consolidated monthly management accounts. 
  • Preparation and development of monthly financial reporting pack. 
  • Review of accounts and investigation of variances 
  • Preparation of annual financial budgets and monthly flexed budgets
  • Daily, weekly and monthly cashflow management and forecasting 
  • Preparation of annual statutory accounts and liaison with the Accountants
  • Managing foreign exchange exposure 
  • Managing credit control policies and procedures 
  • Managing working capital
  • Overall control of all financial transactions and accountancy matters
  • Developing internal audit systems and control
  • Capital expenditure - evaluation and preparation of submissions
  • Undertaking risk management assessments
  • Recommending the most efficient funding options for the business
  • Evaluating the financial impact of new business ventures. 
  • Progressing specific financial projects, such as acquisitions and mergers
  • Managing direct reports including Assistant Accountant and Ledger Clerks
  • Manage corporate relationships with banks, accountants and other parties  
Experience &
Skills Required:
  • Experienced Part/ Qualified accountant 
  • Minimum of 3 years at or near FC level 
  • Retail, Wholesale and Online Outlets and Stock Control finances/ businesses experience a bonus
  • Familiar with tendering processes
  • A good technical accountant with a commercial and operational flair
  • Experience of overseas sourcing and importing highly desirable
  • Capacity to influence and implement change
  • An excellent team player with strong interpersonal skills.  
  • The credibility and gravitas to influence. 
  • Ability to handle pressure and critical decision making
  • Highly refined analytical skills to quickly review and analyse business processes 
  • Thorough understanding of business strategy, organisational design and other business functions.  
  • Good IT skills and experience of ERP systems 
  • Excellent management and leadership skills
Business Type:
In the range of £50,000 to £60,000 per annum based on experience
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