Interim Financial Controller

  • Temporary
  • Warrington
  • £60,000 - £65,000

Heyland Recruitment are delighted to be exclusively partnering our client, a large and successful service business based in the Warrington area as they look to appoint an Interim Financial Controller to cover a period of maternity leave.

Reporting to the Finance Director, the Interim Financial Controller will manage the day to day running of the financial reporting team, ensuring all reporting deadlines are met, whilst supporting the Finance Director with other ad-hoc requests.

Group Financial Controller Job Description

  • Reporting directly to the Finance Director in regard to all financial reporting activities
  • Responsible for managing the Financial Reporting department, including a team of 8
  • Ensuring the timely production of divisional management accounts by the accounts team
  • Reviewing of divisional management accounts including any P&L budget variance discrepancies
  • Production of some divisional management accounts including intercompany and related party loan reconciliations
  • Reviewing and ensuring balance sheet controls are fully reconciled by the accounts team and dealing with any discrepancies
  • Production of consolidated group management account’s packs for internal Directors/Senior Management
  • Production of consolidated group management account’s packs for external bank lenders in compliance with the Facilities Agreement including KPI analysis, profit & loss reporting, balance sheet reconciliations, cash flow analysis, working capital reporting, covenant testing
  • Managing group cash flow forecast on a weekly basis
  • Production of group weekly P&L forecasts
  • Production of external 4 year budgets at year end for bank lenders including KPIs, P&L, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow, Covenant tests
  • Production of internal annual Budgets for directors/senior management including P&L and capital spend
  • Responsible for reviewing year end audit files ensuring TBs are fully reconciled in advance of year end audit
  • Work closely with the external auditors to ensure a smooth year end process
  • Ad-hoc requirements set by Finance Director

Skills & Qualifications

  • Accounting qualification ACA/ACCA/CIMA Qualified
  • IFRS / UK GAAP experience
  • Several years of experience in a large finance environment
  • Experience of managing small or large finance teams

As the business enjoys a sustained period of success, the successful candidate will join a thriving and energetic business culture with a friendly and supportive accounting function.

The ideal candidate will be a technically competent, preferably a strong financial accounting background and a working knowledge of IFRS / FRS102.  Candidates with experience of working within a larger complex business will also hold a distinct advantage.

Interviews to be held imminently as looking for a September start date.


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Dave Kissack

Dave Kissack is managing the process for this particular vacancy. Please do not hesitate to contact Dave if you would like to discuss the role in more detail - 07730 252499

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