Financial Controller

Yorkshire and Humber

£50,000 - £55,000

£55,000 - £60,000


Financial Controller required for growing and ambitious Fire & Security division of a PE backed group. The division has been newly created following several strategic acquisitions. The financial controller will lead financial control and processes reporting directly into the Divisional FD. The role requires someone who is comfortable working in a fast paced environment and not afraid to get involved in the detail. It requires a strong personality to work with other functions as well as strong technical skills to ensure credibility with reporting. The role will have 2-5 direct reports depending on how the team is shaped with overall responsibility of around 15 staff in the finance team. UK travel will be required.

Requirements of the role:

A key member of the Finance team, supporting the division and ensuring that within the Fire division accurate financial records are maintained, adequate controls are in place, financial transactions are promptly and accurately processed, high quality financial information is provided to the business.

Reporting directly to the Divisional FD

Line manager for the billing & credit control team, assistant financial accountant and account administrator.

Preparation of accurate and complete management accounts including full balance sheet, cash flow statement and intercompany balances reconciliation within 6 working days of each month end for review by the Divisional MD & FD before submission to the Group finance team.

Prepare & manage the division’s rolling 13-week cash flow forecasts

Managing the working capital of the division by close control and monitoring of order to cash process. The entails close attention to the debtors ledger, billing process and tight control over supplier payments

Implementation, monitoring and checking of system and process controls to ensure results accurately reported

Ensure monthly balance sheet & control account reconciliations are completed within 6 working days of the month end including accurate revenue recognition

Manage the purchase ledger function ensuring accuracy and completeness, review and authorisation of supplier invoices, review of the aged creditor list and supplier BACS payment batches are processed each month

Review and authorisation of payroll, ensuring that all related payments (PAYE/NI, pension contributions, attachment of earnings) are made by the relevant deadline

Manage the VAT Returns and CIS submission

Completion of finance integration

Support the group audit by timely preparation and submission of information requested by the auditors

Attend and contribute in monthly divisional performance meetings with Divisional MD & FD

Providing additional financial information to the business as needed and completing ad-hoc financial and business projects as agreed with the Head of Finance

Skills required:

  • ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified
  • Experience of Sage 50 & IFS preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Experience working in a Fire & Security business desirable
  • Ability to communicate confidently with people at all levels
  • Able to prioritise work based on deadlines and importance
  • A proven problem solver - proactive in identifying business/financial issues, recommending solutions and in implementing agreed recommendations


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