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Deputy Head of Controlling (RB2834)




South East


Office based – you will need to be located in the Middlesex, London, Surrey, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire or Bedfordshire area


Salary & package:

£45,000-£55,000 (competitive salary)

Up to 25% Bonus, no company car, pension up to 8%, private medical: Single cover only, employee assistant programme, employee discounts, cycle to work scheme, childcare scheme, 7x salary death in service, group income protection (after 2 years’ service), 27 days holiday raising to 30 after 5 years plus 8 days bank holiday, various sports and health opportunities, on-site parking, catering facilities, access to local public transport, room for creativity, urban infrastructures, rural surroundings



  • Proven leadership skills, with experience in managing high performing teams, delivering high quality results to stringent deadlines
  • Extensive experience in the preparation of monthly management accounts, balance sheet management and tracking of shared services costs
  • Closing the year end audit process with external audit teams using IFRS 101
  • Proven track record in building strong relationships with internal customers, managing conflicts and negotiating outcomes to improve overall performance
  • Excellence in communicating financial matters to non-financial people
  • Results focused and future orientated.
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt very quickly to changes in the working environment
  • Professional Accounting qualification, hold a Degree level qualification within the Finance field
  • Advanced knowledge of using the FI and CO Modules in SAP, advanced Excel and PowerPoint
  • Eye for details and an inquiring mind, ensure opportunities for improvements are identified and followed up
  • Experience in acquisitions and integration of new businesses into a group and in divesting businesses
  • Ability to work in a pressurized environment with stringent deadlines and a high focus on quality
  • Possess strong analytical and problem solving skills using a variety of tools
  • The day to day use and constant reinforcement of CIP (Continuous Improvement Process)
  • Proficient in dealing with results reported in GBP, EUR and USD
  • Experience in change management implementation
  • Business knowledge of German language


The Role:

  • Responsible for a team of 8 professionals, setting inspiring and motivating targets, reviewing performance and providing value added feedback on a consistent basis
  • Ensure that sales, costs and profits of both RBGB and RBGH legal entities are tracked, reported and explained on a monthly basis to senior management
  • Provide guidance and support in the preparation, review and reporting of monthly management accounts, quarterly forecasts and annual business plans for the Automotive Aftermarket (AA), Power Tools (PT), Original Equipment (OE) business areas and for the service departments within South East and the UK Regional Organisation as a whole
  • Ensure the key focus of the team is centred around value added activities, identifying opportunities for improving efficiency, effectiveness and overall profitability and ensure these are implemented effectively
  • Tracking the performance of UK businesses as a whole. Presentation of results with commentary to senior management and head office
  • Overseeing the preparation and allocation of shared services costs across the UK, ensuring all costs are reported and allocated accurately both during the business plan process and throughout the year
  • Support in the setup and divestment of businesses, documenting business models, setting up the relevant cost and profit centres, providing advice on how internal processes need to be executed to ensure compliance


To Apply:

For more details please call Ramona Brooks-Industry specialist consultant for the Machine Tools & Cutting Tools sector at Key Recruitment UK Ltd on 0161 443 0035 or send your CV on a completely confidential basis on email: ramonab@keyrecruitment.co.uk

Contact Ramona Brooks:

Ramona Brooks

Machine Tools and Tooling Consultant
0161 443 0035

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