Financial Controller West / South Yorkshire c £90 000 , car , bonus , benefits
Our client is a core division of a substantial group invested in by a well-regarded private equity house with an ambitious “ buy and build “ strategy. With revenues in excess of £100 million and operating from a number of sites it is a well-regarded and well known brand. We seek to appoint a well-rounded and commercial Financial Controller, comfortable with the pace of private equity to support and complement the executive and support the Managing Director.
The successful candidate will be responsible for all matters financial, will challenge and support the business and will be responsible for cash and working capital management. The Financial Controller to be appointed will understand margin and yield , will thrive in the detail but also contribute at board level and will enjoy the “ muck and bullets “ of a trading environment. Driven by rigour he / she will drive KPI s to actively manage the business , will appreciate the important of financial control but most importantly will recognise the difference between commercial control and financial reporting.
Quite possibly trained in a “ blue -chip “ environment it is likely that the successful candidate will have also worked in an entrepreneurial environment ideally within private equity and will thrive in a fast-paced business with short lines of communication and quick decision making in order to take advantage of both day-to-day opportunities and longer term strategic aims. Robust, independently minded and with the strength of character and purpose to both originate and implement change this is a great opportunity to gain experience in a commercial role in an executive team. The ultimate objective however is for the successful candidate to work closely with the Group Finance Director and gain the experience to progress to become a Finance Director in a private equity backed business in the future.