Financial Controller

12 month FTC, £DOE + bonus
Outskirts of Gloucester
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Are you an experienced Financial Controller from a big business background? Do you possess strong leadership and stakeholder management skills? Would you like to join a high performing global business on a 12 month fixed term contract?

If you’ve answered yes to all of the above, Hooray would love to hear from you!

Our client, based on the outskirts of Gloucester, is a hugely successful business with an impressive brand portfolio with millions and millions of customers worldwide! Family owned with innovative and high performing teams throughout the business, they have an exciting Financial Controller role and are looking for someone to join them ASAP on a 12 month fixed contract (maternity cover).

Providing clear and strong financial expertise to the Sales and Commercial Teams, you will also be supporting the Senior Management Team day to day in improving business performance as well as developing and delivering agreed business plans. Leading the Finance team (you will have two direct reports with leaders managing a wider team), you will mentor, develop and guide the team as well as continuing to embed a high performing culture.

Additionally, you will develop and challenge financial / business plans with business units and be accountable for the delivery of the detailed budgeting & forecasting process for the relevant business units. You will identify opportunities to improve performance and work with the business to develop clear plans to achieve these including the monitoring of delivery. Finally, you will support, evaluate and challenge key decision makers in sales pitches and tenders, to include pricing, discount structures, commercial terms etc.

We are looking for a qualified Accountant (part qualified may be considered) with proven experience leading a large finance department. You will possess strong commercial acumen and have excellent communication skills, with the ability to present complex financial data and concepts in a clear and concise way to non-finance professionals. An advanced Excel skill-set is essential and working knowledge of SAP is preferred.

Salary is £DOE + bonus. Some international travel will be required.

If you have the skills and experience required, we would love to hear from you! Please apply with your most recent WORD copy of your CV and we promise to come back to you. Full company details and job descriptions will be released to successful candidates.

*Hooray is acting as an agency on behalf of the client for this position.

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