Financial Controller

Job Title: Financial Controller
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + car, bonus, pension, private healthcare
Reference: 13921387_1536855443
Contact Name: Jane Bagni
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 13, 2018 17:17

Job Description

World leading logistics company are seeking an FC to join and be responsible for managing a high profile contract

Client Details

World leading logistics company that operates out of 220 countries. The business runs some very high profile contracts for brandname customers.


Management of a high profile contract supported by a team of 16 with 4 direct reports

Provide financial governance and support as a finance business partner

Deliver solutions to minimise financial and commercial risk on existing contracts and improve efficiency, profitability and cash flow. Provide appropriate analysis and recommendations to influence decision making process

Ensure that changes in commercial and financial requirements are communicated and implemented promptly

Build solid relationships with both external and internal customers to foster collaboration, networking & best practice

Support the operations team with start ups, projects and strategic opportunities ensuring commercial propositions are developed and implemented

Manage multiple stakeholders - Internal - Collaboration within peer group, Commercial team, finance team, Accenture, PWC and own area finance team. External - day to day customer relationships including their finance team

Support commercial issues and discussions with the Customer around contract, once operational, including rate reviews, KPI and gainshare performance, or changes in contract

Ensure financial and customer reporting & forecasting aids decision making and monitors progress

Deliver BU and UK strategy

Adopt and deliver Finance strategy

Senior finance reference point for Operational counterparts and BD leads

To create and maintain first class financial reporting

Identify and manage financial and commercial risk through a thorough understanding of commercial terms, on-going performance, and other influencing factors

Understand and manage sources of profit delivery including flex budgets, gain share, KPIs, pricing mechanisms etc

Manage and monitor the ongoing and future financial performance of the business to ensure management can optimise decision making

As required support the preparation of contracts & business cases from a commercial & financial perspective, working with other stakeholders (e.g. legal, risk, property, tax) to ensure profit optimisation & risk mitigation. (Where not supported by the commercial team)

Undertake cost builds to support renewal and new business opportunities utilising existing knowledge and best practice


The successful individual will be

Qualified accountant

Worked in a contract driven environment

Strong financial and commercial experience

Man Management

Cross divisional experience

Job Offer

£60,000 - £65,000 plus car, bonus and pension