Surya Foods – Financial Controller- Harwich, Essex.

We are looking to recruit, on a permanent basis, an experienced Financial Controller. Reporting to the Finance Director this is a senior management role responsible for supporting the Finance Director, leading the finance team on a daily basis, developing weekly/periodic accounting, reporting and control activities.

Building on your extensive experience and knowledge, having worked in a comparable role in FMCG, this will be a hands on role having a commercial slant that will be supporting the key decisions made in the business and having a clear understanding of the business status.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Assist in Monthly Financial MI pack generation for the group.
  • Improve Company accounting with robust controls on payables, bank reconciliations, expenses control.
  • Identify and report areas where cost savings can be initiated or improved, ensure cost centre accounting is maintained.
  • Ensure that all VAT, Intrastat, EC sales etc are filed on time for the Group.
  • Supervise PAYE for the group in terms of compliance.
  • Assist in Access Implementation in terms of chart of accounts set up, cost centre / expense accounting and supplier ledger set up.
  • Team leader role to supervise and assist accounts staff in correct accounting routines and supervising all entries are posted in the system in a timely manner.
  • Assist the Group Financial Accountant in maintenance of insurance policies, company leases, corporate tax and statutory documents, bank documents.
  • Liaison with banks on documents through them, with shipping lines on payment issues and vendor payment / accounting matters.
  • Prepare key audit information and schedules for audit, taxation, VAT queries etc.

Skills, qualification and experience

  • Degree Qualified & Part or Full qualified CIMA
  • Experience within the FMCG & Food environment
  • Good level of systems knowledge (Sage, Excel, Word)
  • Excellent spreadsheet skills
  • P&L accounting and reporting experience including variance analysis
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and with a team
  • Attention to detail is imperative
  • Ability to deal with a complexity of products
  • Excellent business and commercial skills


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