Assistant Financial Controller

£55,000 – £60,000 per annum

Slough, UK

Our client has an exciting opening for an Assistant Financial Controller to join them on site in Slough on a full time, permanent basis. As an Assistant Financial Controller within Manufacturing, you will act as the finance Business Partner for key departments (Engineering, Quality, Enabling functions) responsible for the Financial Control, Planning and Analysis of Primary Costs, FTEs and CapEx. You will also deputise for the Slough Operations Controller. In this role you will be providing ongoing support to the Operations & Development teams to ensure the delivery of business objectives through the provision and interpretation of key management information.

Key responsibilities:

  • Business Partnering and financial control activities to support Engineering, QA, QC and Enabling functions (Environmental Health and Safety, Operational Excellence, HR)
  • Acting as apprentice to the Operations Controller to learn the role and execute tasks on a rotational basis (e.g MPR analysis, Flying Carpet, Outlook) and act as back-up
  • Assisting in the preparation of annual budget and mid-term plan and monitor and understand progress of actual data versus planned data and drivers for underlying variances. Working with stakeholders to clearly communicate and maximise opportunities.
  • Strategic initiatives and projects to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the finance function
  • Monitoring status of Shared Service Centre reconciliations and reconciling items which could have an impact of future results
  • Evaluating procedures employed in various departments and functions as to the adequacy for internal control (ICS) purposes

Key requirements:

  • Degree educated
  • Qualified accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA or equivalent)
  • Experience in finance controlling roles within a plant level manufacturing space essential
  • Experienced SAP/BW user
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Advanced Excel knowledge (Pivots, Vlookups, etc.)
  • Previous working knowledge/experience of the following;
    • Standard labour and machine hours
    • Calculation of Activity Rates
    • BOMs and Routings
    • Setting standard costs
    • Standard Cost Variance accounting and investigation (PPV, Spending, Process Order) including Process Order review
    • Inventory accounting
    • System Inventory Obsolescence calculations
    • Business Partnering & relationship building


If you are interested in applying for this exciting opportunity please email