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Group Financial Controller

Ref code: LVC99098690
Finance Qualified
£100k - 120k per year
West Midlands, England
Hybrid Working

SF Executive are partnered with a market leading wholesale/ distribution group based in the West Midlands.

They have a particularly successful business model and supply a diverse range of industries from their multi-site network of distribution centres. Operating in a competitive market, they deliver annual revenues of £850m+ and their strategy is to empower business leaders to develop their businesses by offering genuine autonomy and encouraging ownership and accountability.

Due to the internal promotion of their incumbent, they are seeking an ambitious Group Financial Controller to support the CFO.

- Technical lead for the group, and the 'go-to' person for accounting advice
- Audit lead for group, taking responsibility for controlling and delivering a clean audit, on time and without issue
- Lead the group consolidation to culminate in an accurate, timely and meaningful reporting pack
- Drive efficiency and cost savings within the finance team and wider business through automation projects
- Manage banking relationships
- Create insightful management information for central head-office cost function
- Support the CFO with due diligence on mergers and acquisitions

- Strong technical finance and accounting experience, likely to be big 4 trained
- Professionally qualified ([ideally] ACA, ACCA, ACMA) with a strong academic record
- Group consolidation
- Able to demonstrate an understanding of the balance between technical financial accounting and the commercial world
- Experience of M&A would be advantageous, with exposure to performing due diligence on acquisitions desirable
- Demonstrable experience of an understanding of privately-owned businesses

- Take pride in the presentation of work to a high/professional standard
- A self-starter, willing to commit to a plan of action and carry it out, seeking direction where appropriate
- Strong management skills
- Excellent communicator and organiser
- Confident in your own abilities and able to make decisions
- Proactive approach to generating new initiatives and ideas
- Capable of absorbing delegated responsibilities from the CFO
- Drive change, not accepting of an 'always been done that way' mentality
- Take pride in getting things right the first time around

This is a truly exciting opportunity for an ambitious Group Financial Controller who is looking for the next step on their journey to a number one finance position. Our client offers an excellent working environment (culture being a huge part of this) alongside a hybrid working pattern and excellent renumeration package.

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Lisa Chetwynd
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