Group Finance Controller

£45 - £55K   |    Permanent   |   


Posted 27th July 2022


To lead and control the financial management of the JRM Group of companies, providing expert reporting & analysis, robust financial controls, efficient financial processes and informed decision-making to support the leadership team.

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities

  • To maintain an accurate, efficient and well controlled overall system of accounting processes and information, both for internal and external stakeholders and authorities
  • To work with the leadership team to develop business strategies, build long term business plans and financial models and contribute to development of aspirational goals and targets for the company
  • Liaise with auditors to manage the production of year end statutory accounts and the audit process, including negotiation of engagement terms, management of the audit process and presentation of the final statutory accounts to the board for approval
  • Presentation of monthly financial performance to the leadership team and shareholders, including analysis of performance, highlight areas for attention and recommendations for actions
  • To provide trusted, approachable expert support and advice to all areas of the business on financial and commercial matters, integrating where possible with engineering, production and logistical teams
  • Evaluate major commercial opportunities in motorsport, automotive technology and other areas, advising the management team on commercial structures, pricing and profitability of opportunities
  • Design, continually improve and actively manage the system of financial and management accounting and reporting, to provide accurate, relevant and timely information to the business
  • To monitor financial performance of major live projects and programs, to identify stand-a-lone performance, highlight corrective actions and monitor achievement of pre-determined program & project targets
  • To manage the annual budgeting and forecasting cycles to ensure continual reporting and monitoring of expected performance
  • To ensure that ERP systems and processes are integrated, accurate, and efficient
  • To manage cash flow processes and reporting, determining policies, procedures and authority mandates to maximise control and promote efficiency and optimal management of cash
  • To maintain a strong internal control environment, with clear documented financial procedures and authorities, including monthly reconciliation processes, division of authorities, spot checks
  • To maximise the company’s Research & Development tax claims, including ensuring that the financial systems are configured to ensure that the relevant data is captured in the most efficient manner.
  • Compliance with all departmental H&S requirements
  • Compliance, where appropriate with management, & environmental, systems, such as ISO 9001 & ISO 14001



 Qualifications and Experience

  • Professionally qualified accountant (ACMA/ACA/ACCA)
  • A minimum of 5 years’ post qualification experience
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in an industry (preferably manufacturing) environment
  • Proven experience of leading a multi-disciplined finance team
  • Proven experience as either lead finance person on a site, or potentially as a number 2 to a senior (FD/FC) finance role
  • Experience in production of annual statutory accounts
  • Knowledge of UK VAT from a practical perspective. An awareness of overseas VAT implications and reporting requirements.
  • Experience in engagement with a business management team as a provider and owner of financial management information
  • Experience as user of an integrated ERP system

 Special aptitudes

  • Confidential in all matters
  • Professional approach, coupled with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Commercially minded, understanding the purpose and usefulness of financial information for business decision making
  • Excellent planning, organisational and time management skills
  • Excellent verbal, written communication and presentation skills
  • Strong IT skills
  • Ability to make sound business judgements on the spot
  • Awareness of small business needs
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to work in, and adapt to a rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to work co-operatively with others to complete tasks and implement process improvements
  • Determination to improve, grow and contribute to the departments success
  • A creative thinker not afraid to suggest new ways of doing things
  • Knowledge of Microsoft packages


  • Flexible and cooperative attitude
  • Approachable, professional manner
  • Integrity, attention to detail
  • An assertive but calm demeanour
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to listen to customer needs and respond accordingly


  • Good timekeeping and attendance record
  • Willing to be flexible with hours to ensure tasks are completed on time
  • Neat and tidy appearance
  • Completer/Finisher

Any JRM employee may be asked on occasion to perform additional or unrelated duties, after appropriate training has been given, if required.


 Summary Terms & Conditions

  •  Pension – Upon joining the Company, you will be automatically enrolled, with contributions starting after successful completion of the probationary period.  On completion of one years’ service, and subject to the rules, you will be invited to participate in the main JRM pension scheme.
  • Leave entitlement – 25 days per year plus statutory holidays (compulsory shutdown of three days at Christmas).
  • Notice period – There will be an initial three-month probationary period, during which notice will be one week on either side. On successful completion of the probationary period notice will be three months.
  • Working hours – 08:30 – 17:00, Monday to Friday.


This job description is neither exhaustive nor exclusive and may be reviewed in the future depending upon operational requirements and staffing levels.

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