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Financial Controller (FP&A)

Job Description

VANRATH are excited to be recruiting a Financial Controller specialising in FP&A for a well-established company, who are leaders in their industry, based close to Belfast. Reporting to the Financial Director, you will have a leading role in the finance, planning & analysis function.


This is an interesting & dynamic role in which you will deliver insights to the various operational managers and continually improve the reporting processes at local & global levels. Working closely with the head of FP&A, you will be responsible for leading financial modelling, cashflow forecasting and change management.


The Benefits

  • Working from home available
  • Above market salary
  • 33 days holidays including public holidays
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Global Travel Opportunities
  • Life Assurance up to 4X salary
  • Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Workplace Reward & Recognition scheme



The Ideal Person

  • 3+ years of experience in a Senior Finance Position
  • Qualified accountant holding a ACA, ACCA, CIMA professional qualification or equivalent
  • Work experience in a Group company with multinational Entities (Global reach)
  • Excellent understanding of accounting processes and the need for appropriate controls in place
  • Demonstrable commercial acumen and ability to influence and drive results
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to engage with influence non-financial people/ teams
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Working knowledge and application of IFRS
  • Experience in a Group company with a minimum turnover of £100 million



The Role

  • Provide assurance to the business and Finance management that the accounting records are accurate
  • Prepare monthly management accounts pack including commentary and analysis for key business stakeholders
  • Assist with the organisation and co-ordination of the month end process including monthly Board reports and review of the monthly balance sheet reconciliation and validation process
  • Lead, coach and develop a small engaged and motivated finance team
  • Ensure compliance with local market financial laws, requirements, regulations and tax issues
  • Deliver improvement projects and programmes implemented as part of the global finance transformation programme, and the business restructuring programme, including the transition of transaction accounting, accounts payable, payroll and billing & collections to the Shared Service Centre and the transition to a strong business partnering role driving results
  • Influence the leadership team to grow the business by formulating appropriate financial strategies and plans.
  • Liaise with colleagues to understand root causes of financial results, investigate budget variances, and formulate and drive recovery plans
  • Support and engage with commercial finance on key pricing and bidding activities
  • Ensure standard costs are regularly reviewed and updated, variances are actively managed and global trends on commodity prices monitored and implications considered
  • Produce business cases for key R&D activities



If you think this role may be of interest to you, or you wish to discuss any other accountancy or finance jobs in Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Henry Webb at VANRATH in the strictest confidence.