Financial Controller

  • Location

    Shepshed, Leicestershire

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  • Salary:

    £65000 - £70000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Laurence whiffin

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

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Financial Controller


£65,000 - £70,000


We are looking to recruit a Financial Controller to join a FTSE100 aerospace and defence engineering business based in Shepshed, Leicestershire.

The organisation is a global leader in the manufacture of aerospace components and subsystems used in both civil and military aircraft. With revenues over £2.B and employing over 12,000 people across the UK they deliver solutions in the most challenging of environments.

The Financial Controller will be a senior leader of the site finance team. They will be required to support and partner with the wider business ensuring finance information is clearly communicated, understood and variances acted upon. They will need a solid understanding of the operational business they support and will need to be able to adapt to changing business priorities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead a team of 3 qualified Management Accountants
  • Act as a finance business partner with the business ensuring key financial metrics are communicated and understood
  • Prepares annual budgeting and quarterly reforecasting, variance analysis and articulation of financial results
  • Delivers month end financials, period to period variance analysis, and key metrics reporting
  • Finance lead for investment papers associated with footprint activity, ensuring post implementation reviews completed
  • Ensures robust processes are in place and actively work to improve and streamline where possible
  • Accurately reports the financial results of operations in accordance with Generally Accepted Principles (GAAP) and/or International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)


Professional finance Qualification (CIMA/ ACCA/ACA) with minimum of 3 years post qualified experience


  • Ability to manage multiple demands and prioritise effectively
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to coach and mentor a team
  • Engage and influence a wide range of stakeholders to ensure financial commitments are understood and agreed
  • Strong excel and ERP skills (SAP)
  • Manufacturing/engineering industry experience highly desirable
  • Personal resilience and an ability to work under pressure
  • Proven ability to improve processes
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills with the ability to negotiate and influence

The organisation offer a supportive environment to allow their teams to achieve, including enhanced employment terms and conditions, a host of excellent flexible benefits and a clear and achievable career development plan. If this sounds like an interesting career move, please do not hesitate to apply online or call the recruitment team for more information.