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Interim Financial Controller

Role Type: Contract

Location: Derby, Derbyshire,

Salary From: £350

Salary To: £400

Contact Name: James Wood

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Interim Financial Controller – 6-12 months



Hamilton Woods is actively recruiting for an Interim Financial Controller within a growing SME subsidiary that sits within a large European group. The Financial Controller is to directly support the Chief Financial Officer. additionally, stakeholder management towards the Chief Operating Officer is also crucial, as well as being a senior leader within the rest of the business. As the business has grown, more of the business development aspects are becoming the responsibility of the CFO, therefore requiring a proven individual to effectively lead the finance team of an exciting and rapidly growing organisation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Line management of two individuals
  • Overseeing and improving transactional processes and controls (AP/AR/Cash/Payroll)
  • Ensuring the continued development of financial reporting compliance and standards (both internal and external)
  • Working closely with external advisers to develop controls and compliance in tax affairs (primarily, VAT, Corporation Tax, R&D claims, employment taxes and Stamp-Duty Land Tax)
  • Managing the annual audits and supporting the Audit Committee
  • Managing risk and internal control processes
  • Being the owner of the accounting information systems and further developing that functionality
  • Running the financial month-end timetable, creating the management accounts, and drafting the board packs using input from all departments across the business
  • Co-ordinating the budget process and establishing a forecast process within the business
  • Partnering with the COO to review the CAPEX direction of the business; ultimately working with the Commercial Finance Analyst to develop ROI models for all types of investments
  • Owning overheads for the business and seeking projects to improve efficiency
  • Developing a self-billing system from the ground-up (one does not currently exist in any form).

Key Personal Skills/Knowledge:

  • Strong communication skills (oral, written, listening). This includes the ability to give effective presentations to all levels of management.
  • High levels of interpersonal skills, specifically around influencing without direct authority, resolving conflict, and creative problem-solving.
  • Proven analytic skills. Must be comfortable analysing data with advanced Excel skills and systems logic, then developing clear and actionable conclusions/recommendations.
  • Organised and confident; will be the one point of contact for a wide operations team on multiple topics and will need to react effectively to demands
  • Biased toward action. Takes initiative, is entrepreneurial, can hit the ground running and move projects forward right from the start. Seeks forgiveness, not permission.

Work Experience and Qualifications:

  • A qualified accountant, with noted experience as a Financial Controller, plus a strong background in reporting, tax, controls and compliance plus reporting and process efficiency is necessary
  • Experience in construction, manufacturing, or sub-contractor management beneficial
  • Strong IT implementation and automation track-record
  • Exposure to decision-making and business partnering would also be an advantage

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