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17 May 2019

Business Controller – Accounting & Finance – Gateshead

Location: North East England

Salary: Competitive

Sector: Accountancy and Finance

Job Type: Permanent

Job Reference: BMC/05/2606 SG

Contact

Sophie Goymer

DD: 0191 303 9788

M: 07535 495 652

The Company

BMC are delighted to be working with this well-known business in the North East. With a fantastic culture and working environment, this is a unique opportunity to join this fast moving organisation.

Joining a strong finance team, this is the perfect opportunity for someone looking to take that next step in their career. You will be responsible for initiating and maintaining appropriate analysis and insight to facilitate the management and continuous improvement of the business. This would suit a newly qualified ACA finance professional looking to make that first move in to a commercial role within industry.

Job Role

The successful individual will relish the opportunity to operate efficiently and cost effectively within the Finance Department to the overall benefit of the finance team and the company to ensure that agreed standards are met. This position includes membership of one or more of the business’s Group Centres of Excellence and will require the right candidate to participate.

The responsibilities required in this role are:

  • Work closely with managers and other functions to provide timely financial and business insight and presentations on a pro-active basis and as requested
  • Undertake scenario modelling to instigate change where appropriate
  • Liaise with Financial Accountants and other members of the finance team to ensure relevant information is fully communicated to the business
  • Undertake product costings on a timely basis, liaising with all relevant departments to obtain the most accurate input information
  • Produce regular product contribution reports, and take problem areas forward
  • Produce customer profitability reports at least on an annual basis and present to managers as appropriate
  • Complete and co-ordinate monthly KPI reports and actions arising therefrom
  • Prepare for and participate in monthly and other management meetings as required
  • Work with other Business Controllers to design reports to gain synergies, meet customer expectations and build on best practice
  • Be the financial expert for all key projects
  • Provide cover for other Business Controllers and Financial Accountants where feasible
  • Produce associated information, analysis and reports
  • Assist Financial Controller with reports and information required for consolidation
  • Develop, control and maintain forecasts including uploading data into the accounts system ready for reporting and creating packs for managers
  • Support the year end reporting process
  • Duties could include: preparing files and providing supporting schedules for statutory accounting notes, preparation of statutory accounts, annual analysis as required

The following skills are essential:

  • Educated to degree level & ACA Accountancy qualification
  • Excellent communication skills including oral and written
  • Good presentation skills
  • Team-working, leadership & interpersonal skills
  • Proactive, problem-solving skills
  • Self-motivating / ability to work unsupervised
  • PC-based skills, particularly Excel, with good knowledge of PowerPoint and Word
  • Experience of negotiating successful outcomes
  • Ability to contribute to organisational strategy
  • Ability to get to grips with new and complex subject matters quickly
  • Understand how to prioritise and organise oneself, managing multiple projects at the same time

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