Finance Manager / Controller

Job Centre Location Harlow
Other Locations Harlow
Company / Organisation Lilium Direct Ltd
Salary 55000 Per Annum
Job Type Full Time
Start Date ASAP
Contact Name Harvey Lake
Job Reference
Posted 07/06/2018

Job Description

Finance Manager / Controller

Must be fluent in French, Spanish would be an advantage.   


Role Purpose

Accountable for the preparation and presentation of accurate and timely weekly management accounts, and other information as required, as well as managing the account payable and admin function (2 direct reports). This also includes preparation, review and management of a number of weekly, monthly and other duties.


Key accountabilities & responsibilities:


  • Responsible for the preparation of weekly results and KPI’s – accurately delivered to strict deadlines
  • Responsible for managing weekly forecasting of financial performance
  • Responsible for ensuring all actions that result from weekly reporting are followed through in a timely manner
  • Work closely with sales and business development to cost and assess new business.
  • Prepare monthly management accounts, providing detailed analysis of performance, trends and variance
  • Provide support to the reporting process through analysis of large volumes of data.
  • Aid in general accounting and reporting
  • Aid in budget preparation
  • Reporting and monitoring of performance accurately against Budget
  • Responsible for ensuring financial compliance is monitored with internal controls
  • Identify and implement system enhancements to improve efficiency
  • Produce enhanced budgeting and forecasting systems to improve targeting and commercial focus
  • Assist with year-end audit and tax work
  • Ad hoc reporting to be completed on a regular basis
  • Ad hoc project work and cost analysis and reduction reviews
  • Manage and mentor a team composed of an account payable person and an admin trainee accountant



Key skills and knowledge required: (i.e. those required to fulfil the role, including qualifications):


  • French speaker necessary, Spanish speaker a plus
  • Qualified Accountant or similar qualification with a minimum 2 -3 years post qualification experience
  • Previous experience in a similar role in the FMCG industry & previous management experience
  • Ideally somebody with experience in a multi-currency environment.
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to convey complex data in a concise easy to understand way for non-financial managers.
  • Ability to plan and organise
  • Ability to handle detailed information/data accurately





  • Team work abilities
  • Excellent IT skills required, particularly excel
  • Ability to work on own initiative and problem solve whilst working under pressure
  • Customer focused





  • Basic salary to £55,000
  • 28 days holiday raising to 33 with length of service
  • Competitive benefits package
  • Fun working environment (away trips for colleagues and family, seasonal and topical fun days)
  • Based in the busy town of Harlow, with good commutable links from London, Chelmsford, Luton, St Albans, etc.



Any additional relevant information:

The role holder must be Flexible if required to work outside of normal hours at certain times.

Travel if required both in the UK and overseas, this would be ad hoc in nature.


Lilium Direct are advertising this vacancy on behalf of their client and your details will be forwarded directly to the recruitment manager.


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