Financial Controller (Freight & Logistics)
£55k-£60k + Excellent Prospects
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We are delighted
to be representing our client, a medium sized Freight Forwarding specialist
providing national delivery & collections services in their search for an
experienced Finance Controller looking for their next career move, with
realistic opportunities to step into a Directors role within a short time frame.
Reporting directly to and working very
closely alongside the Managing Director and Operations Director, you will be
responsible for overseeing the day to day accounting & finance duties where
you will look to apply sound commercial finance judgement to aid the future development
and growth of a small network of distribution centres across the UK in a number
of ways, both financial and operational.
purpose of the role:
This is very much a hands-on role
& will appeal to anyone who has worked in a financial capacity in a SME.
You will be highly visible & communicate with people across the business
face to face on all matters financial. The business is in urgent need of sound
financial analysis, budgeting, planning & influencing. Whilst the wider
business performs well the overall P&L needs to reviewed & analysed
closely to set the future direction. It is envisaged that this role will lead
to a move upwards on to the senior directorship team.
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 & negotiations
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 real time
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
This role would suit someone who is used to a great deal of autonomy in a
Financial Controller role who strives for that next step upwards.
- Will be comfortable in a hands
on & visible role
- Proven Financial
background covering all aspects of accountancy, finance & reporting
financial KPI background
proactive, energetic & driven to achieve success
- Proven commercial awareness
- Experienced Negotiator
- Fantastic numeracy skills
- Strong analytical skills
- Excellent related IT
skills and knowledge of relevant software
- Excellent communication
- High attention to detail
We look forward to your application.
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