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Financial Controller

Zoek Pin Blackpool, UK

£55000 - £63000 per annum

Permanent (Unspecified)

Fantastic opportunity for a strategically-focused Financial Controller to take ownership over commercial finance with a genuine industry leader. A real chance to put your stamp on a function and add tangible value in an established, stable and continuously growing business.

This Financial Controller position is distanced from 'transactional' and month-end based accounting functions, and is fully responsible for driving the business forward commercially via analysis, improvements, business partnering etc.


  • Acting as lead for the commercial (operational) finance function, managing a team and taking ownership over commercial finance activities across an international function.
  • Leading the creation and consistent development of a new commercial financial reporting structure. This will ultimately be the blueprint for international zone reporting, and the bench-mark to drive further improvements.
  • Acting as senior finance business partner, managing multiple international stakeholders and expectations at any one time.
  • There is an expectation for this individual to 'get out from behind the desk' and liaise with stakeholders in operations, logistics, central functions etc to better understand the business.
  • Fully responsible for commercial financial analysis and related reporting across the business. This will, for example, include cost management, production cost, variances vs actuals, pricing & margins, stock & inventory, reconciliations, systems & processes analysis.
  • Responsible for the management of a small and generally autonomous team, consisting of part qualified finance analysts.
  • Play an active role in the continued development of the ERP system from an operational perspective.
  • Assist in the constant improvement of controls and processes related to finance, stock and the systems across the business.
  • Reporting complex financial matters at a top level. Regularly interacting with board-level individuals.
  • Partnering the pricing team to ensure products are market conforming, but also return sufficient margin to the business.
  • Identifying weaknesses and opportunities for improvement throughout the business and function, acting on these accordingly.
  • Top level reporting, often dealing with senior stakeholders across multiple functions.
  • Ad-hoc accountancy and commercial project work, generally assisting the Finance Director.


  • Qualified ACA/CIMA/ACCA Status. 'QBE' Candidates with relevant industry knowledge will be considered.
  • Prior experience in a manufacturing or FMCG is essential.
  • Commercially aware. Strong communicator with ability to interpret complex financial and business matters.
  • Strong management accounting and/or finance business partnering experience. Prior Commercial Finance Manager / Financial Controller experience would be advantageous but is not essential.
  • Strong excel skills. Capable of interpreting and manipulating large volumes of data.
  • NAV accountancy experience would be highly advantageous.


Genuine industry leading manufacturing/FMCG firm based in Blackpool. An established, stable, and growing (via acquisition & organically) business with a strong market foothold. Strong company emphasis on employee retention and positive culture.

Salary & Benefits

  • £55,000 - £63,000 per annum
  • 25 days holiday + 8 bank holidays
  • Regular salary reviews
  • Progression / development plan

The salary range/rates of pay is dependent upon your experience, qualifications or training.

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Posted 25 days ago

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