Gwynedd Shipping

Financial Controller

  • Job Area: Finance
  • Location: Holyhead

Financial Controller

Are you results focused with superior organisation and communication skills? Then this is the perfect opportunity for you. Gwynedd Shipping Ltd (GSL) are recruiting a Financial Controller to join their friendly, professional team in Holyhead.

Financial Controller

Are you results focused with superior organisation and communication skills? Then this is the perfect opportunity for you. Gwynedd Shipping Ltd (GSL) are recruiting a Financial Controller to join their friendly, professional team in Holyhead.

Who will I be working with?

Gwynedd Shipping Group is an award-winning transport, shipping and storage company, operating within the UK and Ireland with a modern fleet of over 500 trailers. Having built a reputation for delivering exceptional customer service, and with an established team of over 160 professionals, the business is continuing to grow year on year and has recently joined Palletways, Europe’s largest and fastest growing palletised freight network.

The Role:

Supervising the Accounts team based at Holyhead, overseeing accounts operation for Head Office.

Principle Accountabilities

  • Weekly flash information
  • Ad hoc information for tenders/costing
  • Budget planning and review.
  • Manage credit control and debt levels and monitoring risks
  • Authorising payroll
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Bank review and Cash flow consolidation of all accounts and process flows, balance sheet forecasting in the short, medium and long term
  • Management and review of bank facilities, liaising with bank
  • Ensure the periodic financial reporting is completed on an accurate and timely basis, including the internal ledgers and external reporting to the shareholders
  • Ensure that the financial reporting is compliant with FRS102 and IFRS where appropriate
  • Prepare and develop the annual budget, business plan and other statistical/statutory information in conjunction with the relevant directors and senior management team
  • Prepare regular reports analysing and interpreting financial performance and develop appropriate performance indicators aimed at improving productivity
  • Quarterly VAT returns and monthly EC Sales

Monthly Reporting

  • Establishing and improving the lead times for management reporting
  • Summary management report
  • Overhead reporting for cost centres
  • Reviewing operations management accounts
  • Oversee creditor reconciliations

General Responsibilities

  • Ensure the highest level of quality of service is provided to both internal and external stakeholders at all times
  • Working towards and supporting company goals, values and objectives

Qualifications

  • A holder of a full professional accounting qualification is essential with no less than 5 years post qualification experience.
  • Must have demonstrated application of sound financial management techniques, leadership and communication skills within an organisation.
  • Sound knowledge of financial systems and procedures.
  • High standard of problem solving, motivation and delivery capabilities in a complex organisation.
  • Must have a sound knowledge of current accounting practices and processes.
  • Excellent team management skills.
  • Have the ability to work to tightly defined deadlines.
  • Must have experience in advising on reported results and making recommendations for corrective action and providing proactive support for initiatives.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel

In return you will receive;

  • Salary: £35-42,000 depending on experience
  • Location: Holyhead
  • Hours of work: Monday to Friday 8:30am-5:30pm. Flexibility will be required to meet the needs of the business and customers
  • Other benefits: 20 days per annum, rising by one day per year of service up to 25 days + bank holidays. Pension. Death in service. Eye wear entitlement.
  • Contract type: Permanent

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