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(closed) We’re hiring a Financial Controller

Who we are

Bremsen Technik Group is one of the leading Global suppliers of automotive brake friction and components. We are passionate about solving our customers’ problems using our technology, knowledge, and experience, and are the partner of choice for many major distributors of braking, clutch and suspension products in the automotive industry.

Proud to be headquartered in our birthplace of North Yorkshire, our Group has grown with seven companies across the UK, Europe, USA, and China. As a result, we are a diverse and exciting business in terms of what we do, our products and our people.

We are looking for a Financial Controller to join our team at our Brompton on Swale site for either a fixed term period of 7-8 months or on a permanent basis. This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified or part qualified finance professional.


About the role

 Reporting directly to the Group Financial Controller you will be operating within the Group Finance team, you will have ownership of a number of Company entitles ensuring the delivery of a professional, high value service.

 You will:

  • Produce accurate and timely monthly management accounts, inclusive of de-tailed balance sheet reconciliations and reporting.
  • Project manage the relevant audits and prepare and provide information as required.
  • Develop a strong understanding of each balance sheet reconciliation, with applicable process notes.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvements to enable automation (e.g. excel formulas).
  • Provide weekly cash forecasts, ensuring sufficient funds are available to support each entity under your control.
  • You will work closely with a finance assistant, and you will actively promote their development.
  • Create a strong partnership between finance, management, and operations to help drive financial business results.
  • Provide commercial analysis and cost drivers to the leadership team to monitor and influence business performance.
  • Support work to supply regular statutory returns for VAT/ ONS to external parties.
  • Ensure completion of branch accounts for international branches where appropriate.
  • Produce budgets/forecasting, working with budget holders to deliver achievable budgets.

About you

Skills and experience required are:

  • Qualified or part qualified CIMA/ACCA/ACA or equivalent.
  • Demonstrable work experience in a similar role, previous experience as an auditor or being the audit point of contact within a business is desirable.
  • Experience of working within a finance team within a global business in a company facing role.
  • In-depth understanding of reconciliations, controls, and cash flow management.
  • IT skills: proficient in Office 365 packages, in particular Microsoft Excel, and the ability to learn new applications where required.
  • Strong analytical skills to effectively analyse financial reports.
  • Ability to convey and present financial information to non-financial team members in an understandable and engaging way.
  • In-depth knowledge of budgeting and financial forecasting.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Organisation and prioritisation skills to manage deadlines and deliver under pressure.
  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to change.
  • Clearly assess problems and analyse options to find solutions.
  • Take initiative and accountability for own actions to proactively deliver what is required.

Role: Fixed term contract, full or part time/flexible hours (minimum 28 hours per week)
Working from home: 1 day a week
Salary: Competitive Location: Brompton on Swale, North Yorkshire
Closing date: 31 July 2023

How to apply

Please email a CV and cover letter demonstrating your suitability for the role to: recruitment@bremsentechnik.co.uk

The Bremsen Technik Group of companies