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Financial Controller – CIMA Qualified

  • Ref: KRLC201120
  • Burnley
  • Posted: 4 days ago
  • Salary Expectation: £52,000

Availability/Notice Period: 3 Months


  • 2013 CIMA Qualified
  • 2002 NVQ Level 2 and 3 Business Administration – Pendle Training
  • 2000 11 GCSE’s achieved at grade A – C – Walshaw High School

IT Systems

  • Microsoft Word and Excel – Advanced
  • Hyperion
  • Syteline
  • SAP
  • EDW
  • Jewel
  • Mainframe
  • Accurate

Career Summary

Current Employer – Aerospace Manufacturing Business – UK TO c £34m

Position – Assistant Financial Controller

Dates – July 215 – Present

  • Reports to the International Finance Controller – daily oversees team of 3 Ledger Assistants and Management Accountant
  • Works to strict US SOX controls and Reporting deadlines
  • Year End – works to US and UK standards – works closely with UK Audit Teams
  • Works closely with Auditors – query management and resolution
  • Worked on a project to develop and produce Monthly Management Accounts Pack – submits Monthly to the US to a 4-day deadline and the UK board
  • Works with Finance and Non-Finance Managers across Budget setting / Reforecast / Reporting and Cost Control
  • Works to prepare Annual Budgets and Quarterly Forecasting
  • Responsible for Monthly Operating Expense Review with Leadership Team
  • Management of Fixed Asset Register and Capital Expenditure
  • Responsible for preparation of detailed Cashflow Forecasting
  • Responsible for preparation of Balance Sheet and Intercompany Reconciliations
  • Prepares VAT, Intrastat, and EC Sales Returns
  • Various International reporting, including Monthly Variance Analysis, Cash, Debtors, Capital Expenditure
  • Project managed the consolidation of 2 sites – moving site from Nelson into Network 65
  • Facilitation of site wide Business Improvement programme


Previous Employer – Retail Company

Position – Various Roles

Dates – July 2004 – July 2015

July 2013 – July 2015 Inventory Control Finance Manager

  • Management and development of 14 members of staff (2 direct)
  • Responsibility for the financial integrity of stock ledger including warehouses, stores and in transit
  • Reconciliation of the inventory balance sheets for the retail company and wholly owned international stores (c. £1bn)
  • Followed SAP Retail implementation, stabilised the stock ledger to BAU
  • Monthly Reconciliation Reviews with the Leadership Team
  • Month end stock reporting, including Risk and Ops and monthly meetings with commercial managers
  • Supported the delivery of the BSC strategy, with particular focus on Recruitment and Induction


June 2011 – July 2013 Cash Reconciliations Manager

  • Management and development of 15 members of staff (3 direct)
  • Responsibility for >350 cash and tender balance sheets
  • Monthly Reconciliation Reviews with the Leadership Team
  • Management of key stakeholders including Retail, Group, Finance Leadership team and IT
  • Successful project implementation of SAP Retail impacting over 100 accounts, managing a 6-month parallel run period through to BAU within 6 months of Go live
  • Supported the delivery of the BSC strategy, focussing on the Your Say Survey


September 2009 – June 2011 Store Control Accounts and Banking’s Supervisor

  • Supervision and development of 5 members of Staff
  • Monthly review and signoff of >160 balance Sheet accounts
  • Monthly Reconciliation Review with the Leadership Team
  • Involvement in numerous projects including implementation and design planning of the Business Foundation Project for Retail and the transition of Direct sales reporting from Amazon to Business objects
  • Management of key stakeholders including Retail Finance, IT and Gross profit


June 2005 – September 2009 Financial Accountant

  • Reported all plc operating costs to group monthly
  • Ongoing management and improvement of Cost by Owner reports and commentary
  • Provided Quarterly Review packs to Directors for cost reviews
  • Provided support and advice to Finance Analysts
  • Calculated the Annual budget and Quarterly Reforecast for the Shared Service Centre
  • Controlling and monitoring all SSC costs, including monthly MI Reporting, accruals, and Balance sheet reconciliations
  • Completed Statutory Accounts and Financial Statements for MSSSL


July 2004 – June 2005 Accounts Assistant

  • Managed and reconciled Store Balance Sheet accounts for Card Acquirers
  • Investigated anomalies and variances
  • Maintained excellent relationships with money and stores staff


Previous Employer – Homeware Manufacturing Company

Position – Purchase Ledger Clerk

Dates – February 2003 – July 2004

  • Duties included Accounts Payable, Accruals, Standard Costing, and processing Import paperwork


Previous Employer – Aerospace Company

Position – Business Support Apprentice

Dates – September 2000 – February 2003