Assistant Financial Controller (Commercial Finance)

Job Title: Assistant Financial Controller (Commercial Finance)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Crewe, Cheshire
Salary: Negotiable
REF: 996916_1519759059
Contact Name: Tom Allen
Contact Email:
Job Published: 10 months ago

Job Description

Title: Assistant Financial Controller (Commercial Finance)

Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 DOE

Location: South Cheshire

Post type: Permanent

Oliver James Associates is currently partnering with an established and growing organisation that holds an enviable position in a lucrative, growing global market. The business currently operates within 12 countries, and is continuing its international expansion via acquisition. The commitment to the Long-term investments makes this an excellent organisation to grow your career.

The successful candidate will be a key member of the accounts team in a varied and challenging role and be part of a team driving strategic and operational decision making.

Main Responsibilities

  • Ownership of key Volume and Margin Reconciliations in order to understand business performance and ensure operations are working effectively
  • Develop Business Partner relationships with European Country Managers, becoming a focal point for communications and queries
  • Identification of business risks and performance of monthly control procedures including Purchase Reconciliations
  • Commercial review and analysis of customer margins, and ability to clearly and concisely explain variances to key stakeholders
  • Production of weekly Management Reporting and analysis
  • Production and presentation of monthly performance analysis
  • Involvement in business improvement projects, as directed and as identified autonomously
  • Develop and implement strong controls and procedures within the finance area, providing a strong base for the continued rapid growth of the business.
  • Ad-hoc tasks to support the team
  • Management and supervision of team member(s)
  • Helping to pass on your experience and knowledge to graduate trainees, thus maintaining the continuing ethos of the company to improve and promote within

Successful Candidate

  • Qualified ACA, ACCA, CIMA
  • Educated to degree level, minimum 2:1.
  • High energy and dynamic individual
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to be able to communicate and influence people at all levels within the business
  • Strong technical accounting skills
  • Advanced Excel skills - including experience of creating and using Pivot Tables and V-Look Up
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience of fostering strong working relationships within the finance team and across the organisation.
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Show an impressive attitude and not only take full responsibility for their duties but are enthusiastic to take on new challenges which will develop their own career.

Desirable Skills/Aptitude required:

  • Experience of managing / supervising a finance team
  • Experience of working within a fast growing business environment
  • Experience of managing projects in the management accounting arena, specifically those designed to improve and streamline processes
  • Experience of Sage, Oracle financials or similar accounting systems.
  • Knowledge of another language


  • Competitive salary, reviewed annually based on performance.
  • Annual bonus linked to achievement of set objectives.
  • Group life insurance policy 4x basic salary.
  • 22 days holiday, increasing 1 day each year to a maximum of 25 days.
  • Subsidised gym membership.
  • Auto - enrolment pension scheme
  • Working in a high profile prestigious firm listed on "The Times Fast track companies list"
  • Working within a large finance department of over 100 people including high quality peers and colleagues.
  • Opportunities to further develop your own career via internal leadership programs.
  • Supportive environment that encourages opportunities for self-development. Those with the correct output and attitude will be rewarded financially as well as securing rapid promotion