Permanent
Commercial Finance Manager
Commerce & Industry
Dartford
£70,000 - £75,000 + car allowance

Commercial Controller

Ref: 145| Posted: 1st Jul 2020

Commercial Controller required for one of the largest independently owned businesses in their industry.  This award-winning global player are looking for a commercially astute senior finance leader to join their dynamic Finance team. 

Managing a team of 6, the Commercial Controller will be responsible for high-level overview of the results, ensuring the monthly reporting is timely, meaningful and accurate.  They will also oversee the production of the management accounts pack and develop associated systems to enhance the reports.  Working closely with the Directors and senior managers, this highly visible role has a strong emphasis on business partnering activities.

Detailed responsibilities;

  • Lead monthly reporting cycle for all companies and profit centres
  • Manage the production of all profit centre reports and management accounts pack
  • Introducing insightful analysis and commentary around performance
  • Policing of agreed accounting principles, procedures and controls
  • Responsible for preparation of budgets and forecasts
  • Individually responsible for the reporting of the European Operations profit centres
  • First point of contact for division Director and senior Managers
  • Working with divisions to understand performance and analyse results
  • Understanding the business and IT system in order to aid performance and recommend improvements.
  • Develop KPI reports to assist the Managers to run the division more efficiently
  • Liaise with IT Development team on all reporting items
  • Ensuring that the finance system is continually developed and fit for purpose
  • Improving timeliness and accuracy of profit centre reporting

In order to apply, the successful candidate will need to demonstrate the following;

  • Qualified accountant with over 5 years PQE (ACA, ACCA or CIMA)
  • Problem solving and building an understanding of systems, processes and large volumes of financial data
  • Excellent Excel skills and working with large volumes of data
  • Proven ability to manage a team
  • Hands-on and willing to lead from the front
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Approachable and able to build strong working relationships