Financial Controller

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Financial Controller
c£65,000 + Pension
Home Based, located East Midlands, M1/M40 Corridor
Ideally based Northampton, Daventry, Market Harborough, Milton Keynes, Rugby, Oxford, Kettering, Wellingborough.
Our client, is a newly formed company bringing together established operations in the Renewable Power Sector, backed by a leading private equity group, which invests in clean, sustainable energy businesses. This exciting phase of their strategy has created a new opportunity for an experienced and self-disciplined Financial Controller to join them. The company has three operational bio-energy plants totalling c.4MW and is planning to expand their interests and ventures through both development and acquisition.
The Role
Working within a matrix structure and closely with the Senior management team, this is a pivotal hands-on role within this demanding and operational business. You will have full responsibility for all aspects of financial management, including corporate accounting, regulatory and financial reporting, budget and forecasts preparation, as well as the development of internal control policies and procedures. This will initially require a hands-on approach as you consolidate and implement the necessary back and front office routines to provide a robust platform for the existing operations and future growth. This is a demanding position and will suit an ambitious, qualified, Financial Controller who can demonstrate they are a team player, strong financial discipline, and a willingness and ability to dive into the detail as necessary. The role will include some travel to the company’s corporate office and operational sites. Key responsibilities and priorities:
* Bring the accounting inhouse and work with current external team to consolidate all 3 entities and reconcile the accounting, systems and reporting for the company.
* Project manage and support systems development with 3rd party advisors, currently operating on Xero based accounting system.
* Develop a solid robust framework of financial controls backed by sound policies and procedures
* Responsible for managing revenue recognition that will include ROC and RHI statements.
* The preparation of half yearly and year end statutory accounts, and liaison with auditors
* Development and production of meaningful monthly reporting to strict deadlines
* Manage all accounting operations including Sales Ledger, Accounts Payable, Payroll, Banking and Financial Planning & Analysis
* Maximise cash flows within the business by applying sound principles of credit and debt management, ensuring adherence to the Companies’ bank covenants at all times: instigate an early warning mechanism for cash requirements and potential defaults.
* Ensuring tight cash management routines are enforced throughout the operations to maximise cash for the business.
* Liaise and communicate with external professionals and present appropriate levels of reporting to investors and bankers as appropriate.
* Timely production of budgets, forecasts and rolling forecasts and report variances.
* Preparation and production of monthly Management accounts.
* Developing a program of continuous improvement – Working with management at all levels to understand their reporting and financial needs, thus improving quality of output and usefulness of information – converting data into meaningful management information.
* Manage and comply regulatory reporting requirements, tax filings, general administration .
* Ad hoc projects
As a key member of the management team this role requires a person who can excel and adapt in an operational, multi-site, growing and changing environment. It is of paramount importance that you are reliable, professional, promotes team spirit and subscribes to continual improvement. The position also demands a strong communicator, who is able to work independently but also build strong working relationships at various levels within the organisation so they can influence decisions and therefore performance in a pro-active manner. Experience, breadth and depth of knowledge of new venture start-ups and growth changing businesses will be advantageous. The right personal qualities are very important to the business so someone who possesses a can do attitude and can muck in and support a small team will ensure your long term success in their culture.
* Of graduate calibre with recognised CCAB qualification ideally ACA/ACCA/ACMA
* 5 + years of overall combined accounting and finance experience
* You must be able to demonstrate a track record of personal development, whilst having the potential capacity to grow
* Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures
* Proven experience with creating financial statements, developing/running an reporting system and analytical ability
* Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year end close process
* Previous experience in a similar position, including experience of providing Financial Control and analysis
* Excellent IT skills and Excel modelling skills
* Responsible with an innovative and Hands on Approach are a prerequisite
* Technically sound and commercially astute in order to challenge and communicate recommendations across senior management
* Experience within food/farm waste, renewable power, multi-site operational could be an advantage but not a prerequisite
* Possesses high ethical standards
* Excellent accounting software user and administration skills
Ideally based Northampton, Daventry, Market Harborough, Milton Keynes, Rugby, Oxford, Kettering, Wellingborough.
If you feel you have the capacity to contribute to the success of this new exciting venture, then please forward a detailed CV in confidence to retained partners Harbury Consulting for the attention of our lead consultant Hardeep Lall

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