Operational Financial Controller
Up to £60k + Great Prospects
We are delighted to be representing our client, a Freight
Forwarding specialist providing national delivery & collections services in
their search for an experienced Finance Controller.
Operating from multiple sites across the UK and reporting directly to
the Managing Director, you will be joining an ambitious and forward thinking
organisation where you will be responsible for overseeing a small financial
team and working closely with all department heads to oversee the day to day
accounting & finance duties. You will be expected to provide sound
commercial finance judgement & advice to aid the future development and
growth in a number of ways, both financial and operational.
Essential purpose of the role:
This is a hands-on role & will appeal to anyone who has worked in a
financial capacity in a SME with a direct impact on growth. You will be highly
visible & communicate with people across the business on all matters
financial & operational. The business is in need of sound financial
analysis, budgeting, managing, reporting & influencing. Whilst the wider
business performs well, the overall P&L needs to reviewed & analysed
closely to set budget’s ahead. It is envisaged that this role will soon lead to
a move upwards on to the senior management board.
Ensure costs & expenditure is reported in an
accurate and timely manner.
Managing a team of 4 including credit control,
purchasing & admin.
Hands approach to capital expenditure &
Analyse and identify areas of improvement that affect
the cost base especially on labour, fuel & other key areas.
Challenge Senior Managers on operational expenditure,
costs & budgets
Identify areas of financial weakness in the business
& follow through with solutions
Will put in processes to analyse financial trends in
Operate in a flexible and responsive way to the
Resolves issues with commercial operations
Works efficiently and calmly tight deadlines
Oversees financial KPI’s
Work with SAGE but also help in setting up a new
The ideal Candidate:
This role would suit someone who is used to a great deal of autonomy in
either a Commercial Finance Manager’s role or as a Financial Controller role.
- Will be comfortable
in a hands on & visible role
- Proven Financial
background covering all aspects of accountancy, finance & reporting
- Strong financial
proactive, energetic & driven to achieve success
- Proven commercial
- Fantastic numeracy
- Strong analytical
- Excellent related IT
skills and knowledge of relevant software
- High attention to
We look forward to you application.
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