Financial Controller

Job Title: Financial Controller
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Harrow, Middlesex
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + car. etc
Reference: 13961752/001_1543413626
Contact Name: Lucas Mehlhopt
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 28, 2018 14:00

Job Description

- Reporting in to the MD of the business, this is an incredible opportunity for an experience financial professional to join a growing business and facilitate the continued growth of the organisation

- Ownership of the finance function from an operational & strategic perspective

Client Details

My client are a fast-growing, dynamic branded food company with presence across grocery multiples and the Independent sectors.

This is truly an exciting time to be joining the business. You will rapidly be involved in a number of activities including an SAP rollout and process changes. This is an incredible opportunity for an individual with a good finance background from a similar industry.

We are currently looking for a financial controller to facilitate both the strategic and operational goals of the finance function.


This Financial Controller will have responsibilities for the following, as well as ad-hoc duties when required:

  • Overall management of Accounts Payable and Receivable functions.

  • Management of daily and annual Banking process. Experience of handling an Asset Base Lending model will be ideal.

  • Costing:

- Take ownership of and refine the product costing models working with Operations.

- Work with the Sales director on pricing

  • Budgeting and Management accounts:

- Build the annual budget by pulling together departmental budgets-sales/marketing/ Ops/HR etc.

- Produce monthly management accounts showing performance against budget and variance.

- Produce MIS showing account and product level profitability.

  • Cost reduction programme:

- Work with the Head of Ops to drive costs down.

- Renegotiate purchase contracts to get better costs.

  • Roll out SAP

  • Audit-Dealing with auditors on all Financial Statements.

  • Filing of returns with Companies House.

  • Liaising with Head Office (Delhi) on statutory reporting to parent company.

  • Management of Overall Payroll-Benefits, Deductions, Expenses etc.



  • Qualified Accountant - (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)
  • Experience within the FMCG/consumer goods industry
  • Familiar with import/export related activities
  • A strong level of technical knowledge, coupled with commercial acumen
  • Experience managing a team
  • Able to work in Harrow & travel occasionally to Suffolk

  • Preferred:
  • Experience rolling out SAP advantageous, experience using SAP will also be helpful
  • Experience working with an asset based lending model

Job Offer

The successful Financial Controller will receive a competitive salary and package commensurate with experience. You will be joining a growing organisation in a developing position. Please do get in touch to discuss further.