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Job Title: Divisional Financial Controller (West Yorkshire)
Job Type: Permanent
Location: West Yorkshire, Yorkshire and Humberside
Company: CV-Library
Category: Other

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Job Description: Reporting to: Finance Director/ Group FC and Divisional Director (strong dotted line)

Main purpose of role:

To prepare, co-ordinate and control the production of accurate and timely financial information for all sites within the Division
To ensure that site profit & loss account, balance sheet, procedures and controls comply with Group policies and acceptable accounting principles
To assist the Divisional Director in the interpretation of financial information to ensure achievement of operating targets
To actively promote and implement the compliant adoption of Group financial initiatives
To proactively assist the Divisional Director and Finance Director in identifying and implementing cost reduction initiatives and commercial enhancements
To review, take responsibility for and line manage territory accountant(s)Main tasks:

To produce accurate and timely monthly accounts for each site, which will require the candidate to do this themselves for a number of sites as well as managing a territory accountant(s) to do the same for further sites

Manage the activity of the territory accountant(s) in the Division and to ensure the finance staff deliver agreed targets and objectives

Ensure all financial information is produced accurately and on-time

Prepare the monthly accounts, budgets, forecasts and year-end packs

Ensure site financial controls are effectively implemented and monitored

Prepare such other financial reports as may from time to time be required

To assist the Divisional Director in the interpretation of financial information in order to maximise the financial performance of the Division

Prepare and present financial information to the Divisional management team

To liaise closely with the Finance Director/ Group FC, keeping him fully informed of current and potential future issues which may affect the financial performance of the Division and the Company

Undertake such ad hoc projects and tasks as the Finance Director/ Group FC may require

Ensure compliance with all Group accounting procedures and policies

Manage the day-to-day performance of the Territory/ Management Accountant(s) and to ensure the resourcing of all Accountant positions in the Division with suitably qualified staff

To ensure adequate succession planning is implemented throughout the Divisional accounting team so that staff shortages do not impact adversely the achievement of agreed targets

To undertake such other tasks as may, from time to time, be reasonably required

Key competencies:

Attention to detail – in a high volume low value site it is essential that detailed transactions are accounted for and reported accurately

Honesty, integrity, open style

Factual and driven by the desire/ need to improve the accuracy and efficiency of accounting, reporting and control

Leadership skills – able to lead the Divisional finance team in the interpretation and implementation of financial, operational and strategic objectives

Delegation – able to delegate authority to appropriately skilled team members and to monitor effectively delegated tasks

Staff development – able to develop the skills of the Territory Accountant(s) through close liaison with HR

Commercial awareness – credible, supportive and pro-active business partner to the Divisional Director

Communication skills – highly developed written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively to audiences of all sizes

Data rational – able to compile, interpret and present data

Time management – able to deliver business critical reports accurately and on-time

Change management – must demonstrate the ability to readily accept and implement change

Qualifications/ experience:

A formal accountancy qualification (ACA/ CIMA/ACCA)

Must have at least 5 years relevant experience in a similar position.

Multi site experience preferably in a high volume/ low value branch network environment

Highly developed Microsoft Excel skills


Frequent travel to sites across Division North & North East of England.

Please note: On accepting an offer of employment with Nationwide, you are providing us with permission and consent to proceed with our reference and vetting process. Our offers of employment are subject to satisfactory references and in some cases a criminal records check. We may require information that covers the last 6 years of your employment and personal history. You will be required to provide evidence of your eligibility to work in the UK. Please ensure you have this information available

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