Financial Controller

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RMG is working exclusively with our client to recruit this role.

Our client is a successful, innovative group of companies, t/o c£25-£30m involved in manufacturing leading-edge, advanced materials, including hi-tech fabrics, textiles and coatings. It supplies unique high quality and global-leading products into diverse industry sectors, including into Healthcare, Food, Industrial, Packaging, and into many other applications. With strong investment, the company has grown both organically and through acquisition and has ambitious development plans for the future. This is an excellent time to join this growing company.

We are seeking an ambitious Financial Controller to report to the Finance Director and to take day-to-day responsibility for the overall Finance team, of 6 experienced people. This is a hands-on FC position, with responsibility for the preparation and presentation of accurate Management and Financial information for a diverse group of companies, across various sites and different styles of businesses. The role will be based out of the Head Office at the main manufacturing site in Somerset.

This role offers an exciting opportunity for someone ready to step up to use their proven and practical Financial and Management Accounting/Analysis skills gained to date, to develop into this ‘all-rounder’  Finance Manager/Financial Controller position (we will equally consider a bright, experienced Financial Controller from a smaller business with ambitions in the future to be an FD). Requiring strong communication and people skills, you will be the eyes and ears of the established FD, ensuring Finance is fully integrated and involved in the operational and commercial needs of the business, including such as Budgeting, S&OP issues, Waste, Stock etc. to effectively support business decision-making. Developing further structure and organization for your team you will be involved in projects to improve reporting, processes and IT systems. Developing clear leadership, you will coach, develop and motivate your team to proactively produce timely, relevant and reliable information.  

To be successful in this role, you must be a Qualified Accountant, with several years’ experience in producing Management and Financial Accounts in other fast-paced manufacturing, engineering or commercial environments. This will include practical knowledge of Factory Management Accounting, Budgeting, Standard Costing, Variance Analysis, alongside importantly having strong experience of Financial Accounting, through to Trial Balance, Consolidation and Year End Financial Accounts. Strong people management and communication skills are essential, enabling you to engage your team and be involved in the wider business, through your enthusiastic, collaborative and tactful manner. The willingness and flexibility to occasionally travel in this role is needed.  

Role: Financial Controller

Location: Somerset

Salary: Attractive salary + benefits package (relocation as appropriate)


If you believe you have the requisite experience necessary to succeed in this role, we would like to hear from you. To apply, in the first instance please forward your CV quickly to Anita Caldwell at RMG, as the sole retained recruitment adviser for this position, quoting reference SB/12913/w

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