Financial Controller / Company Secretary (Full-Time)

Northampton, Northamptonshire, England
£50000 - £60000 per annum + 25+STAT, Healthcare, Pension
04 Dec 2018
01 Jan 2019
Northamptonshire Jobs
Contract Type
Full Time
10909 - Financial Controller & Company Secretary
Location: Northampton

Our Client, a well-established and highly successful engineering firm based in Northamptonshire, is seeking to attract an experienced Financial Controller / Company Secretary to join their growing business on a full-time permanent basis.

Part of a Group of Companies operating across Asia, Europe & the US, the UK company boasts a current turnover £25m per annum, employing almost one-hundred staff and services several large household name Clients. The successful candidate will be responsible for all financial & management accounting, company & subsidiary secretarial duties, the management of payroll & HR function along with non-finance functions incl. building & equipment leasing, vehicle fleets and PI / public liability, and managing a small finance team.

Owing to the impending retirement of the current FC, the Client is looking to interview potential candidates prior to Christmas 2018, with a view to commence employment within the first month or so of the new year.

Role Summary
*The complete management of the company's' accounts function, overseeing & being assisted by the finance team & other departments,
*Advise the Managing Director, Senior Managers & Group on all financial matters,
*Ensure all company secretarial matters are dealt with promptly and in accordance with statutory deadlines,
*Ensuring all payroll & HR functions are carried out in line with statutory regulations, whilst also complying with GDPR & data security regulations,
*Be responsible for obtaining, reviewing & renewing all company pubic liability / PI insurance cover and, when needed, manage any claims effectively. Maintain property, plant & machinery leases along with vehicle fleet in the most efficient & cost-effective manner.

Key Responsibilities
Accounts Function:
*Ensure accounting records of the company are wholly accurate and reflect current Accounting Standards & Group policies,
*Working Capital requirements are kept at optimum levels,
*Reporting accurate MMA's to the Group within agreed deadlines,
*Preparing Statutory Annual Accounts with supporting schedules,
*Reviewing credit control & cash management procedures to ensure good cashflow,
*Preparing annual budgets in conjunction with Senior & Group Management,
*Liaison with external advisors (incl. Auditors) relating to accounts & tax matters,
*Departmental development / training.

Advisory Function:
*Monitoring & control of the acquisition / disposal of capital / fixed assets,
*Provide senior managers with training, ensuring they are fully financially aware & able to effectively interpret financial data,
*Ensure the Managing Director is kept up-to-date on the status of Debtors and Stocks, as well as their effect on the company's profitability, along with:
-Order intake by Business Unit,
-Turnover by Business Unit,
-Cash Receipts,
*Strategic / Operational Meetings advising on both short & long-term plans.

Secretarial Function:
*Filing statutory declarations and returns within statutory deadlines,
*Ensuring all Board Meetings are convened, conducted & reported correctly,
*Keeping statutory books up to date / accurate,
*Any adhoc duties relevant to the role.

Payroll & HR Function:
*Ensure all personnel records are kept up-to-date & maintain confidentiality,
*Process payroll in line with agreed deadlines and ensure all monthly / annual returns & payments are submitted HMRC,
*Administer company pension scheme in line with proper compliance,
*Manage employee benefits (i. life assurance, private medical insurance, PHI cover). Review and negotiate on the best terms in a cost-effective manner,
*Ensure all data relating to Payroll & HR is held in compliance with GDPR.

Non-Finance Function:
*Ensure insurances are regularly reviewed / negotiated annually with brokers,
*Manage any insurance claims in the most effective manner,
*Ensure all leases are cost-reviewed for value & monitored annually,
*Manage vehicle fleet in accordance with company policy, together with periodic cost reviews to identify potential lease & fuel cost savings.

Reporting to: Managing Director

*Qualified by Experience, Part or a Fully-Qualified Accountant
*Must possess senior accounting experience within a large organisation / group of companies (ideally from a manufacturing & engineering background),
*The ability to think strategically & work pro-actively on behalf of the company,
*An effective report writer who is adept at making presentations,
*Possess excellent communication skills - customer facing & phone,
*Be self-motivated, assertive, proactive & foster a persuasive attitude,
*Ability to work coherently as part of a team & independently,
*SYSTEMS: Microsoft AX, MS Office

*Appointment Type: Permanent
*Salary: £50,000 - £60,000 per annum (subject to experience)
*Hours: 8:30am - 5:00pm (37 per week)
*Holiday 25 Days + STAT
*NEST Pension
*Private Healthcare, Life Assurance & PHI (income protection)
*Parking on Site

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