Financial Controller

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    Luton, Bedfordshire

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    £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum

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    Brent Slocombe

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    8 months ago

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Morson International (Accountancy and Finance Division). We are currently assisting our client with their recruitment of a Financial Controller, based at their facility in Luton, Bedfordshire.

The Role:

Reporting to the General Manager - Luton and functionally to the VP of Finance, this role is responsible for providing guidance and support to the finance function and to the Luton site leadership team, particularly:
*Business partnering
*Ensuring strong corporate governance
*Ensuring development of the finance team
*Ensuring management team has a strong understanding of their impact on critical financial performance measures
*Supporting the overall objectives of Finance and IT within the firm.

Job Responsibilities

*Work closely with the General Manager to deliver budget and strategy.
*To provide insight into site financial performance and support the General Management in communications to Specialist Technologies Division leadership team and as appropriate on financial performance and forecasts.
*Participate in gatereviews' and provide financial support to the winning of new business.
*Manage capital appropriations to ensure that capital expenditures are budgeted, properly authorized, spend is controlled and to confirm value delivered from projects.
*Work closely with the Luton Leadership Team to implement financial aspects of the GOLD operating system and Programme Management. In particular to take responsibility for ensuring Programme Budgets do not over-run without approval.
*Ensure that financial systems, controls, delegated authorities and reporting throughout the Luton site comply with all national rules and regulations and comply with the companies policies and procedures.
*In conjunction with clients tax, ensure full compliance with all tax and duty regimes.
*To own the site Enterprise Risk Management Process and to co-ordinate action on the management team to mitigate enterprise risks.
*To support compliance with regulations particularly relevant in a defence related business including but not limited to export control, ITAR, DFARS and Anti Bribery and Corruption legislation.
*Ensure that the IT and finance departments have the appropriate calibre of staff and that development plans are in place to ensure peoples' potential is maximized. To ensure recruitment and promotion take account of clients diversity policies.
*To provide leadership and support to the IT function within the business, in conjunction with Group IT and to ensure the business has in place necessary information systems and capabilities to operate securely, effectively and efficiently.
*Any other reasonable duties.


*Educated to Degree Level or equivalent experience
*Ideally with a professional finance qualification
*Financial leadership experience in a manufacturing environment and SAP experience would be beneficial
*Experience in a programme orientated environment preferred
*Proven ability to influence to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external customers
*Proven ability to effectively handle complex situations and to perform effective analyses in order to derive appropriate solutions
*Evidence of an ability to instil sound financial management practices, and experience of introducing first class management reporting and control

Excellent salary and benefits available including, £5500 car allowance and an attractive annual bonus.