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Group Financial Controller

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Group Financial Controller

 

We are a leading specialist construction contractor based in Ballymena, with a portfolio of work that reaches all over the UK and Ireland. We have a strong track record of delivering high-quality projects across various sectors. As part of our continuous growth and commitment to excellence, we are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Group Financial Controller to join our dynamic team. This is an exciting role in a fast-paced environment that will provide a structured working platform.

 

Role Summary

As the Group Financial Controller, you will be an important member of our senior management team, responsible for overseeing and managing the financial operations of the company. Your expertise will play a pivotal role in guiding our financial strategy, optimising finance operations, and ensuring compliance with financial regulations and reporting standards.

Key responsibilities of the role will include:

  1. Finance Operations Improvements:
    – Develop and implement finance operations improvements aligned with the company’s goals and objectives.
    – Assist FP&A Analyst and Commercial Finance Manager in preparation and presentation of financial forecasts, budgets, and long-term financial plans for the senior management team and the Board.

    2. Financial Reporting and Analysis:
    – Oversee the timely and accurate preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements and management reports through weekly and monthly cut-off procedures (experience with 4-4-5 reporting method beneficial).
    – Work with FP&A Analyst to conduct in-depth financial analysis, providing insights and recommendations to support business decisions and performance improvements.

    3. Financial Controls and Compliance:
    – Establish and maintain robust financial controls and compliance procedures in line with departmental objectives, relevant accounting standards and regulations.
    – Monitor and ensure adherence to internal policies (including employee expenses policy) and procedures across the organisation.

    4. Cash Flow Management:
    – Manage cash flow and working capital requirements, ensuring efficient use of resources and optimising liquidity.
    – Work with FP&A Analyst and Commercial Finance Manager to implement effective cash flow forecasting and risk management strategies.

    5. Tax and Treasury:
    – Oversee tax planning and compliance, working closely with external tax advisors.
    – Manage treasury operations, including foreign exchange exposure and interest rate risk.

    6. Financial Systems and Processes:
    – Drive continuous improvement in financial systems, processes, and reporting tools to enhance efficiency and accuracy.
    – Identify opportunities for automation and optimisation to streamline financial operations.

    7. Team Leadership and Development:
    – Lead, mentor, and develop the finance team, fostering a high-performing and collaborative culture.
    – Provide guidance and support to team members in their day-to-day tasks and professional growth.

    8. External Stakeholder Management:
    – Build and maintain strong relationships with external stakeholders, including auditors and financial institutions.

What is essential for this role?

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA preferred) with a strong academic background.
  • Experience in financial leadership roles within the construction industry, ideally within a specialist contractor setting.
  • In-depth knowledge of UK GAAP, IFRS, and relevant financial regulations.
  • Proven experience in accruals-based accounting, compliance, financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to influence and collaborate with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Proficient in financial systems and reporting tools, with a track record of driving process improvements.

Desirable Criteria

  • General Construction knowledge.

Competencies

  • Innovation – the ability to introduce innovations to enhance or adds efficiencies to the project or task
  • Solution Focused – problem solving, finding solutions that commit to the best outcome
  • Influence – the ability to build excellent team relationships that influences great outcomes
  • Self-Direction/Accountability – the ability to take ownership, set goals, follow through, seek feedback and ask for support in order to achieve results.
  • Technical Expertise – developing your expertise and skills base on a regular basis and often ahead of time for future needs.

 

Remuneration

  • Attractive level of remuneration depending on expertise and experience
  • Flexible working hours
  • State of the art offices
  • Health cash plan
  • Private health care
  • Pension
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Opportunities for career development

 

 

Visit our website to understand our business, our people and culture, and if you’d like to apply for this position please forward your CV to us by 12 noon, Friday 11th August 2023, outlining clearly how you meet the defined essential and where applicable, desirable criteria.

We are an equal opportunities employer, and led by our values (creative, brave, determined, collaborative, passionate, true).

Diversity and Inclusion is at the heart of our business

 

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