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Financial Controller

  • Salary: £300 - £350 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Wakefield, West Yorkshire
  • Sector: Financial Controller / Manager
  • Date posted: 08/10/2018
  • Job reference: BBBH89906

My client is a well-known international Logistics and Transportation company based in the Midlands.
They are currently seeking an interim Financial Controller to join their team on a 6 month contract. The work location is quite fluid, and whilst there is an opportunity to work from home a few times per week there is also the need for this person to travel between local transport hubs to meet with business leaders and the wider finance team. This role reports to and supports the Senior Financial Controller.

You should ideally be immediately available or on a maximum of 2 week's notice, and be able to work via your own limited company or an umbrella company.

Key areas of responsibility:

· Management, supervision and development of the finance team
· Business Partnering with regional General Managers
· Oversee the completion of month-end management accounts reporting
· Present, challenge and review weekly results with operational management team
· Production of weekly/monthly operational reports
· Ad-hoc month-end analysis work to support Senior Financial Controller
· Provide financial support & guidance to the operational management team
· Monthly balance sheet preparation and review.

Key skills and experience:

· Fully qualified accountant or a strong QBE with experience in a similar role
· A hands-on self-starter; able to roll up sleeves and get their hands dirty with day to day tasks as required and a willingness to get involved in the details
· Inquisitive, able to evaluate and instigate change where necessary to streamline workload and procedures
· Strong Excel skills - able to perform insightful data analysis
· Experience of managing a team - this role has 5 direct reports (Management Accountants & Finance Assistants)
· Experience of large blue chip international businesses
· Experience of logistics/Transport industry is desirable.
· Car owner with full clean driving license.

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