Financial Controller

Location: Birmingham Salary: £50,000

This international SME services business in Birmingham is looking to appoint an experienced Financial Controller to take ownership of the finance function due to a re-structure in the business to change the way they operate.

This role will see you provide valuable commercial support to high-value contract customers, robust financial controls to many sites and the provision of management accounts (incl. detailed variance analysis, KPI reports and commentary) for senior operational staff – information used to directly inform important commercial business decisions on the contract. You will also be involved in managing a team, operational planning and be heavily involved in spearheading cost-saving initiatives for the company.

Ideally, you will:

• Be a qualified accountant (ACCA or CIMA) with demonstrable experience in a similar commercial finance role – preferably within an SME environment
• Have extensive experience of providing financial support of a commercial nature to large contract clients in a services business
• Be able to demonstrate instances in which you have been able to add direct value to your business area through cost-saving initiatives and general business / reporting improvements

In return, you will:

• Work in a senior management capacity for this international business
• Complete autonomy in your role, organising your own workload and generating / leading your own projects
• Be encouraged to exercise your commercial business acumen in terms of increasing margins and improving business
• Enjoy genuine opportunities to advance and progress your career in a successful, growing and highly commercial international business

This operationally-focussed senior finance role is a great position for a talented, commercial qualified accountant to test their business and value-adding skills in an environment that will reward this type of success with clear progression opportunities.

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