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Michael Mesrie


Financial Controller

Our client is a national retail business with plans to expand the store portfolio to 100 stores over the next 5 years.

A Financial Controller with experience of a multi-site business (ideally retail) is required to lead the day-to-day financial management of the business, developing an environment of robust controls, timely, accurate and insightful financial reporting and data driven decision making.

This is an excellent opportunity to drive change and improvement and make a major impact on the business.

The Role

Reporting to the Managing Director, this broad and hands on role covers all aspects of the financial management of the business. Key responsibilities include:-

  • Controls: Ensure that business processes, controls and systems are robust, effective and appropriate to the growth and change occurring in the business. 
  • Management: Leadership and mentoring of a small but capable finance team.
  • Reporting: Oversee preparation of daily/weekly/monthly management reporting, develop insightful KPIs to support commercial decision making. Annual statutory reporting.
  • Working Capital Management: Develop and maintain routines which enable rigorous control over cashflow, stock management and working capital.
  • Budgeting & Forecasting: Work with the business in developing business plans and budgets.
  • Business Partnering: Support the Leadership Team through providing information to enable improved decision making.
  • Tax: Preparation of VAT returns and annual corporation tax computations (with the support of external advisors where required).

The Candidate

  • Experienced accountant (qualified or qualified by experience).
  • Experience in a multi-site “product” business (ideally retail, but not essential).
  • Confident leader with excellent communication and relationship building skills.
  • Strong experience in developing processes, controls, reporting and data insight.
  • A person who enjoys taking responsibility and works to high personal standards of care.

A great opportunity to make an impact and play a central role in the growth of a well run North West business

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