Sewell Wallis

Sewell Wallis Woolston, Warrington, UK
Oct 17, 2018
Sewell Wallis are recruiting on behalf of one of our large PLC clients for a Finance Director to join one of their manufacturing divisions based in Bury. This person will report directly to the Managing Director with a dotted line to the CFO. This division comprises of 6 different businesses operating from 9 sites across the UK and has a T/O c. 60k. The products are manufactured/fabricated in-house and sold through branded outlets. This role will be critical to providing the financial insight, governance and commercial challenge to the business in order to ensure growth aspirations of the business are met. You will be responsible for a Management Accountant because this business has a Shared Service Centre for Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and General Ledger. This is currently in the process of being outsourced, and this role will be responsible for relationship management on how this services the PT division, including setting of Service Level Agreements. Key Responsibilities:- * Working together with the CFO, MD, and the rest of the OpCo Board, assess organisational performance against both the OpCo annual budget and relevant Medium Term Plan. * Ensuring tools and systems are in place to provide critical financial operational information to the UK Finance Director and OpCo Managing Director, and making actionable recommendations on both strategy and operations. * Implement annual objectives, long-term budgetary planning and costs management for the OpCo and finance function in alignment with the company strategic and operational plan. * Developing cost effective solutions for the business and utilise forward-looking predictive models and financial analysis to provide information on the company's OpCo operation and business plans. * Ensuring the credit function has appropriate authorisation levels and correct control procedures in place. * Protecting the overall quality of debtors and credit management systems. * Supporting the MD and Board members, both personally and through professional and commercially aware financial teams and tools, providing relevant accounting, budgeting, control and reporting mechanisms for a diverse UK business. * Managing and tracking the performance of the budgets so as to monitor progress and present financial metrics both internally and externally. * Managing the OpCo finance function ensuring the business is compliant with appropriate legal and regulatory requirements. * Ensuring internal control safeguards are in place to protect the company from fraud, theft and any other financial risk, Country financial audit requirements for internal and external bodies are met, deadlines adhered to and compliance with corporate governance and statutory requirements. * Managing the OpCo Finance Team, which may include both Commercial and Business Support (IT) headcount, recruiting, developing, retaining, appropriately rewarding and recognising the achievements of talented individuals who associate with the culture of the Group and who are able to contribute strongly to the development of finance and business performance. * Promoting a culture which creates shareholder value, meets objectives while recognising and promoting the absolute importance of health and safety, environmentally responsible behaviour, the highest standards of business ethics and corporate compliance. * Responsible for ensuring business plans and corporate objectives are achieved. The OpCo finance function is appropriately qualified, resourced, meets targets and works within a realistic budget. Experience Required:- * Qualified ACA/ACMA/ACCA. * Experience in business leadership for a multi site business. * Worked in a change management situations. * Commercially astute, articulate, technically strong, dynamic, insightful and influential leader with the ability to operate at both strategic and operational levels. * Down to earth, collaborative and flexible style with evidence of a partnering approach with other Central Service functions and a strong service delivery ethic. * Resilience and gravitas - ability to handle high levels of pressure and critical decision-making. * Strong IT skills, always being ahead of new technologies. * Motivates and empowers others and has exemplary coaching and mentoring skills. This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking for their next challenge, if this sounds of interest please get in touch for further details. Sewell Wallis acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers.
Sewell Wallis Barker's Pool, Sheffield S1 2JA, UK
Oct 16, 2018
We are currently working with a large, complex manufacturer based in Sheffield with their search for an Interim Group Financial Controller. This is a private equity backed business who operates on a global scale. This role is to be recruited on an interim basis for 3-6 months whilst the permanent role is appointed. Reporting into a hands on and forward thinking CFO they are seeking a similarly minded, results driven number two who will deliver results under strict reporting schedules. The successful candidate will play a key role in ensuring the ever improving performance of the central accounting team as well as the timely production of daily, weekly and monthly reports and challenging the analysis of which with the business units. Specifically the role will involve:- Improving its effectiveness in the production of the period end reports and financial analysis for the Group's stakeholders. Managing the budget process for the group. Establishing and monitoring KPI's for the finance department. Developing accurate cash flow forecasts and working capital management. Developing financial modelling for the strategic projects and group financial forecasting. Supervising the monthly group consolidation. Preparing monthly board reports. Reviewing and monitoring balance sheet reconciliations and period end close procedures. Documenting and maintaining financial reporting procedures. Developing robust cash forecasting models and performing capital project assessments as necessary. The successful applicant will have:- Experience of managing a large team. Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Be immediately available and will have the ability to hit the ground running. Experience of working in private equity would be advantageous. Qualified ACA ideally. Please contact Kayley Haythornthwaite for more information. Sewell Wallis acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers.
Sewell Wallis Brinsworth, Rotherham S60, UK
Oct 16, 2018
Sewell Wallis are currently working with a large, complex manufacturer based in Rotherham with their search for a Head of Financial Reporting. This is a private equity backed business who operates on a global scale. Reporting into a hands on and forward thinking CFO they are seeking a similarly minded, results driven number two who will deliver results under strict reporting schedules. The successful candidate will play a key role in ensuring the ever improving performance of the central accounting team as well as the timely production of daily, weekly and monthly reports and challenging the analysis of which with the business units. Specifically the role will involve:- . Management of the central finance function including AR and AP. . Responsibility for treasury and cash management. . Improving its effectiveness in the production of the period end reports and financial analysis for the Group's stakeholders. . Managing the budget process for the group. . Establishing and monitoring KPI's for the Finance Department. . Developing accurate cash flow forecasts and working capital management. . Developing financial modelling for the strategic projects and group financial forecasting. . Supervising the monthly group consolidation. . Preparing monthly board reports. . Reviewing and monitoring balance sheet reconciliations and period end close procedures. . Documenting and maintaining financial reporting procedures. . Developing robust cash forecasting models and performing capital project assessments as necessary. The successful applicant will have:- . Experience of managing a large team. . Strong interpersonal and communication skills. . Be immediately available and will have the ability to hit the ground running. . Experience of working in Private Equity would be advantageous. . Qualified ACA ideally. Please contact Kayley Haythornthwaite for more information. Sewell Wallis acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers.
Sewell Wallis City of Leeds, UK
Oct 13, 2018
Sewell Wallis are currently helping a large and US owned business with their search for a Financial Controller. With offices based in Leeds, this is a newly created role to support the Finance Director after a period of growth following a recent acquisition. This new position sits within a large and dynamic finance team, managing 3 individuals who need a hands on manager who can help them grow and develop in their current roles. The business looks to continue to grow through organic growth and acquisition. The FD is looking for a technically competent first class FC who will work closely with the executive team and take complete ownership for any accounting related queries for their area of the business. Your responsibilities will include:- -Month end close and consolidation of monthly management accounts for the UK and oversees business -Monthly, quarterly and annual reporting -Producing the group annual statutory accounts and managing all aspects of the audits -Review and submission of VAT and corporation tax -Financial due diligence on corporate and commercial transactions -Looking at proposed M&A's and relaying any financial implications to the executive team -Full responsibility for SOX within finance including deal with auditors and supporting non finance individuals on how to resolve their issues and improve SOX controls -Liaise across the business with various departments, delivering on key ad hoc projects -Ensuring the company is compliant within all their accounting procedures and processes -Process improvement around month end reporting -System improvement work whether this includes looking at ways to include the current system in place or advising on ERP implementations that could enhance the way the company works -Develop strong relationships across the business including head of departments, operational managers and the sales function You will ideally be an ACA qualified accountant, however as long as you can demonstrate a strong technical background then other qualifications will certainly be considered. Experience working within a US owned company would be a great advantage however not essential. You must be enthusiastic and someone who can confidently business partner across an organisation to ensure that finance is operating to the best of its ability. Excellent progression is on offer for the right candidate, whether that's long term into an FD role or across to the commercial finance function. For further information please contact Lucy Campbell. Sewell Wallis acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers.
Sewell Wallis Ramsbottom, Bury, UK
Oct 05, 2018
Sewell Wallis are recruiting on behalf of one of our large PLC clients for a Finance Director to join one of their manufacturing divisions based in Bury. This person will report directly to the Managing Director with a dotted line to the CFO. This division comprises of 6 different businesses operating from 9 sites across the UK and has a T/O c. 60k. The products are manufactured/fabricated in-house and sold through branded outlets. This role will be critical to providing the financial insight, governance and commercial challenge to the business in order to ensure growth aspirations of the business are met. You will be responsible for a Management Accountant because this business has a Shared Service Centre for Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and General Ledger. This is currently in the process of being outsourced, and this role will be responsible for relationship management on how this services the PT division, including setting of Service Level Agreements. Key Responsibilities: * Work together with the CFO, MD, and the rest of the OpCo Board, assess organisational performance against both the OpCo annual budget and relevant Medium Term Plan. Ensure tools and systems are in place to provide critical financial operational information to the UK Finance Director and OpCo Managing Director, and make actionable recommendations on both strategy and operations. * Implement annual objectives, long-term budgetary planning and costs management for the OpCo and finance function in alignment with the company strategic and operational plan. Develop cost effective solutions for the business and utilise forward-looking predictive models and financial analysis to provide information on the company's OpCo operation and business plans. * Ensure the credit function has appropriate authorisation levels and correct control procedures in place. Protect the overall quality of debtors and credit management systems. * Support the MD and Board members, both personally and through professional and commercially aware financial teams and tools, providing relevant accounting, budgeting, control and reporting mechanisms for a diverse UK business. Manage and track the performance of the budgets so as to monitor progress and present financial metrics both internally and externally. * Manage the OpCo finance function ensuring the business is compliant with appropriate legal and regulatory requirements. Ensure internal control safeguards are in place to protect the company from fraud, theft and any other financial risk; Country financial audit requirements for internal and external bodies are met, deadlines adhered to and compliance with corporate governance and statutory requirements * Manage the OpCo Finance Team, which may include both Commercial and Business Support (IT) headcount, recruiting, developing, retaining, appropriately rewarding and recognising the achievements of talented individuals who associate with the culture of the Group and who are able to contribute strongly to the development of finance and business performance * Promote a culture which creates shareholder value, meets objectives while recognising and promoting the absolute importance of health and safety, environmentally responsible behaviour, the highest standards of business ethics and corporate compliance * Responsible for ensuring business plans and corporate objectives are achieved. The OpCo finance function is appropriately qualified, resourced, meets targets and works within a realistic budget Experience Required: * Qualified ACA/ACMA/ACCA * Experience in business leadership for a multi site business * Worked in a change management situations * Commercially astute, articulate, technically strong, dynamic, insightful and influential leader with the ability to operate at both strategic and operational levels. * Down to earth, collaborative and flexible style with evidence of a partnering approach with other Central Service functions and a strong service delivery ethic * Resilience and gravitas - ability to handle high levels of pressure and critical decision-making. * Strong IT skills, always being ahead of new technologies * Motivates and empowers others and has exemplary coaching and mentoring skills This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking for their next challenge, if this sounds of interest please get in touch for further details. Sewell Wallis acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers.
Sewell Wallis Nottingham, UK
Oct 05, 2018
I am recruiting a Financial Controller for a local not for profit organisation with UK wide coverage. The role will be to lead the finance team and have overall responsibility for the finance function of the whole organisation. You will provide support and direction to the senior management team and present when necessary to the Trustees, this is a key role within the organisation. The role will include ensuring that month-end procedures are in order to produce reconciled management accounts. This will include preparation of the monthly bank reconciliation, preparation and input of month-end journals and balance sheet reconciliations. You will also prepare monthly budget reports with variance analysis for project managers, Chief Executive and Board of Trustees as well as preparation of the year-end statutory accounts, including preparation of working papers to support the financial statements and liaison with auditors. The role will also include: *Prepare annual budgets for each project and service and for the overall organisation. *Participate in the annual rent setting process. *Prepare and process monthly salaries and ensure correct payments are made to HMRC and pension providers. Administrate the pension scheme and auto enrolment process. *Produce financial information for new projects, local authority contracts and tender submissions. *Prepare financial information for grant and contract monitoring reports. *Carry out all Sales Ledger activity and oversee the Purchase Ledger function. *Supervise the petty cash requirements for each project at four locations. *Submission of annual returns to the Charity Commission. To be successful you will need sound all round finance experience (within a charity would be advantageous) and the skills to manage up and down as well as present complex financial information to non-finance personnel. Please get in touch or forward your CV for more information. Sewell Wallis acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers.
Sewell Wallis City of Leeds, UK
Oct 03, 2018
Sewell Wallis are currently working with an excellent business based in Leeds. This company offers a wide range of solutions to businesses across the UK and have gone through a large acquisition and therefore impressive growth over the last two years. They have recently gone through a significant period of change and now require a highly skilled Head of Financial Accounting & Reporting Manager to lead a dynamic and fast paced team. Whilst a hands on role, this position will give you brilliant exposure to the commercial and strategic side of the business, whilst being involved in some extremely exciting projects. Reporting to the Finance Director your responsibilities will include: -Managing a small finance team holding regular one to ones to develop their skill set. -Making sure all financial controls improved and firmly in place -Supporting with various project including identifying potential acquisitions for future company growth plans -Reviewing the monthly management accounts and signing them off for approval -Finalising the year end statutory accounts -Business partnering across the company including the sales and operational teams This will be a role which will definitely vary from day to day and would suit a self-motivated and ambitious candidate who is constantly looking for their next challenge. With the multiple projects that will begin over the next year, this role will be incredibly interesting and will constantly grow into a bigger opportunity. You will report into an impressive Finance Director who will offer excellent guidance and support where necessary. You will need to be a qualified accountant, ideally ACA, who has experience in managing a finance team and ideally project and system driven. For further details please contact Lucy Campbell. Sewell Wallis acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers.