Financial Controller

Job: Financial Controller
Working hours: 37 hours per week
Location: Doncaster

We are currently searching for a Financial Controller to join Heras.

Starting in 1952 as a small family-owned fencing and gate company, Heras has grown into an European leading end-to-end supplier of perimeter protection solutions. We operate in 8 countries and employ over 350 people in the UK with a global headcount of more than 1100 highly skilled experts. We are experts in perimeter protection solutions and together we design, manufacture, install, and service perimeter protection solutions for customers across the business, community, and industry sectors.

We are committed to being a diverse international employer of choice by embracing diversity and attracting, rewarding, and developing exceptional talent. As a business we are continuously seeking out new methods in achieving our aim of being an employer of choice, including initiatives and building key partnerships to stimulate growth and longevity. We are proud to say that approximately 50% of our UK employees have been with us for over 5 years.

The Financial Controller will report to the Finance Director, based in the UK. This role will be based in the Doncaster office. The overall purpose of the role is being responsible for the day to day accounting and financial reporting activities of the Company, for the purpose of generating timely and financial information together with cashflow projections and budget reforecasts. Responsibilities will include month-end and year-end reporting, forecasting, budget preparation and statutory and tax reporting. In partnership with the UK Finance Director, you will work closely with other members of the Finance team in establishing and managing a robust, efficient and superior Finance function within Heras.

Role Requirements

  • Provision of high quality management support information and performing financial analytics and commentary to support the strategic decision making of the business
  • Promote proper financial and operational controls, adhering to policies and procedures while also identifying opportunities for improvement
  • Monitor project performance, e.g. through analysis of project results and participation in project meetings
  • Drive improvements across the business through close cooperation with department managers, identifying opportunities for increasing profitability
  • Business partner with stakeholders across the business, providing accounting support
  • Preparation of budgets and forecasts
  • Provide accounting guidance and mentorship to members of the accounting team
  • Support finance team initiatives and process improvement projects
  • Lead and oversee the audit process
  • ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified
  • Excellent working level of ICT skills on applications such as Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Degree educated

The successful candidate will be a candidate with a successful history in day to day accounting and financial reporting activities. Some of the key skills and competencies include;

  • Committed to delivering the utmost service/support to the business and our customers
  • Reliable team player
  • Strong communication skills and has a professional confident manner
  • Solid business judgement and strong controllership focus
  • Strong analytical, organisational and management skills
  • Ability to adapt to multiple demands, set priorities and achieve results on a timely basis
  • Has a proactive and solution-oriented mind set
  • Attention to detail
  • Business control expertise
  • Wealth of accounting experience
  • Financial reporting and meeting accounting deadlines
  • Strong technical accounting skills
  • Experience working in a large accounting firm
  • Experience working with Navision

This is  an exciting opportunity, providing a positive challenge in the immediate future and the chance to be part of a successful growth story for the Heras group and the UK business.

Send your application to by close of business on Friday 17th July 2020