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Group Financial Controller

  • Job added:   17 June 2013
  • Location :   Cambridge
  • Job Type :   Permanent
  • Company :   Marshall Motor Group
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Marshall Motor Group is part of a unique family owned group of companies. In 2013 turnover for the Motor Group will approach £1bn -400% growth since 2008. The wider group has interests also in the aerospace and ground systems sectors. Marshall Group celebrated its Centenary in 2009 and is still expanding, establishing new manufacturer partnerships, acquiring new businesses and has seen 35% growth within the past 18 months. With our headcount increasing from 1,800 employees in 2008 to 2,200 year to date, we are a company that offers the prospect of genuine career development.

Due to internal promotion, Marshall Motor Group are pleased to announce that they are seeking to recruit a talented, ambitious and energetic Group Financial Controller, commercially and operationally astute, to act as a genuine number two to the Finance Director.

This is a significant leadership role within the business that will be very operational in focus and will play a key part in helping deliver the next stage in the development of the Marshall Motor Group business.

The role is based in Cambridge, but it is expected that the role holder will be out of the office frequently, visiting their staff and/or the retail outlets that are located across the country.

The key objectives of the role are as follows:

•Take responsibility for maintaining the integrity of the Group balance sheets and ensuring that regular reviews are carried out of all entities and all risks reported appropriately
•Provide leadership and encourage development of the operational, transactional and Head Office finance teams, managing the 100+ staff in the department,  through the 7 direct reports that this role has reporting into it
•Review and manage working capital and cash balances, and manage the reporting up to the Holdings company when appropriate
•Coordinating and managing external auditor relationship
•Responsible for ensuring compliance with Group policy and HMRC rules, and maintaining reporting consistency across all businesses  
•Take lead on reporting systems development and implementation, with view to replacing in near future the current Management Reporting system with Cognos TM1
•Take project lead on delivering annual budget to required timescales
•Support the FD in any acquisition work
•Ad hoc duties for FD and CEO as and when required

Requirements for role holder are:

•Must be a qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA preferred)
•Must have experience of working in an operational finance role
•Direct experience of using, and preferably developing, an OLAP reporting system (e.g.Cognos, Hyperion, Essbase)
•Must have strong experience of managing and developing a sizable finance team
•Must be technically up to date, and also have knowledge of tax and VAT rules and procedures
•Experience of acquisition activity and financial integration thereafter, preferable
•Must be robust, challenging, energetic and confident and act with ultimate integrity at all times

Please apply to with a letter outlining your suitability for the role and your current salary package. Closing date is July 14th.

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