Financial Controller, Wrexham, Deeside, North Wales & Ellesmere Port

This week’s featured candidate is an ACMA qualified Financial Controller available immediately for interim or permanent roles.

Seeking the opportunity to contribute to the success of a dynamic, forward thinking business at a strategic and commercial level, he has overseen all finance and commercial functions reporting to the board of directors and major shareholders. Responsible for the production of monthly management accounts, statutory accounts and managing the audit, he also produces a range of weekly KPI and board reports and cashflow forecasts, and manages the international banking and US$ funding requirements.

Amongst his numerous achievements, he has managed turnover growth of nearly 300% without increasing staffing levels and implemented initiatives to return the business to profitability, such as consolidating operations on one site, closing down an overseas subsidiary, and negotiating 40% lower logistics costs.

He has also had experience of improving funding arrangements, increasing it by £2m by switching provider, negotiating changes to existing ABL facility and introducing supplier finance programmes and setting up and managing commercial functions for two new blue chip customers. He possesses significant systems experience, including integrating bespoke operational database system into the accounting system, and devising system to allow purchase invoices to be authorised electronically and implementing new systems across the business to capture and report gross margin in detail.

From an operational perspective, a financial controller should be able to completely overhaul the existing weekly KPIs including engineer utilisation, revenue, margins, WIP and activities to give the board meaningful business critical data, set up financial/commercial trackers for all projects, project appraisals and a financial review of contract documentation and arranging weekly reviews of work completed with the commercial team, Project Directors, procurement team, logistics and reporting to the board.

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