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Financial Controller (Freight & Logistics)

Ref: AF-LHR-FCLocation: South EastDate: 15/01/2020  send to a friend
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Financial Controller (Freight & Logistics)


55k-60k + Excellent Prospects


Strive Supply Chain are a leading management recruitment consultancy, specialising in Supply Chain, Production, Planning, Logistics, Transport & Warehouse Operations, please visit our website at www.strive.co.uk or join us on twitter at twitter.com/strivellp for further vacancies and information.

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.

Essential 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.

Key Responsibilities:

         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 business needs.

         Resolves issues with commercial operations

         Works efficiently and calmly tight deadlines

         Oversees financial KPIs

         Work with SAGE but also help in setting up a new financial system


The ideal Candidate:

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
  • Strong financial KPI background
  • Highly 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 skills
  • High attention to detail

 We look forward to your application.



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