Financial Controller

Wakefield, West Yorkshire
£50,000 to £55,000 + Car + Benefits
06 Sep 2018
04 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Financial Controller

£50,000 to £55,000 + Car + Benefits

Wakefield, West Yorkshire

My client is a manufacturing business with an added value turnover of £5m and employs almost 40 people. They are part of a private family owned overseas group with a turnover in excess of £75m, who have invested heavily over the past four years in the Wakefield business’s manufacturing capability.

Reporting to the Managing Director you will be an integral part of a Senior Management Team of three people who manage the business on a day to day basis.

This is a very hands on role with a wide range of responsibilities, managing a small team with administrative and financial duties. Your specific responsibilities will include:-

  • Full responsibility and control of the finance function.
  • Company secretarial matters, ensuring all legal obligations are met.
  • Providing key management information, analysis and advice to the senior management team.
  • Managing the supplier relationship which includes the buying of raw materials (which have a high value and give the company a significantly larger statutory turnover than the figure mentioned above) and the buying of engineering spares and repairs for the operational plant and equipment.
  • Managing the use of forward exchange contracts (the business exports a high percentage of its products to Europe priced in Euros and buys raw materials priced in US dollars). 
  • Responsibility for IT (outsourced), HR (outsourced), payroll (outsourced), insurances (including credit insurance) and finished goods distribution.
  • Playing an integral part in strategic and operational planning and decision-making.
  • Ongoing development of systems (Microsoft Dynamics NAV) and financial controls in line with business needs.
  • Driving innovation and commercial initiatives from idea to successful implementation.

The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant or possibly in the final stages of obtaining a qualification (ACA, ACMA, ACCA). With experience of manufacturing and stock control, as well as strong Excel skills. You must have excellent communication skills and command instant credibility with non-finance staff, customers and suppliers, including professional advisors.

If you are interested in being considered for this role then please email your details to Jeff Price at or alternatively you may call him on 01484 861478 to discuss the role further.