Deputy Financial Controller (Manufacturing/FMCG)

  • Posted: 19/02/2024
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Outskirts of Chester
  • Salary: £70,000 to £75,000
  • Industry: Finance
  • Industry: Qualified Finance
  • This position has been filled.

Rotheram Carrington Recruitment Group are exclusively working with a very well established manufacturing Company based near Chester.  This is a newly created role reporting to the Finance & Operations Controller.  Our Client is looking for a qualified accountant, who is on a trajectory path in their career and looking to step up in the next 3 to 5 years.  There are two key elements in the recruitment of this role which are excellent stakeholder management experience, and very good people management skills.  Our Client would ideally like the successful incumbent to have worked within manufacturing previously, or similar sector such as FMCG.

Role responsibilities will include the following:

  • You will be responsible for the full P&L management of two larger legal entities
  • This role will be the key interaction between the leadership and management teams for both businesses, to help steer the business
  • Ensure the key functions meet the organisations financial objectives including profitability, margin, cost, legal and statutory principles
  • Continuous process improvement across all areas of the P&L, influencing and challenging both the leadership and management teams if required
  • Partner with non-finance department heads to ensure they operate within budget terms (margin/cost/added value)
  • Responsible for budgeting and strategic planning direction, and review to ensure the information produced aids the long term direction of the business
  • Management of the finance teams across both sites, with their continued development including appraisals, motivation and support to encourage a high performing finance team ensuring that everyone is aligned
  • Collaborate with Senior Stakeholders across the wider business to provide financial support on new business opportunities
  • Forecast and manage departmental budgets
  • Responsible for the management of UK Tax and Insurance
  • Ensure compliance with local and group statutory and regulatory requirements


  • CIMA/ACCA/ACA qualified, ideally degree educated
  • A minimum of 3 to 4 years experience having worked within a manufacturing, or an FMCG environment
  • Previous staff management experience is essential
  • Must have strong communication skills, this is working with, and influencing multiple stakeholder at all levels across the wider business
  • High degree of commercial acumen essential, a forward thinker, always looking at better ways to support the businesses growth
  • Team player, someone who enjoys working with people, helping and developing

Whats On Offer

  • £70,000 to £75,000 per annum, plus 10% bonus (based on Company and Personal performance)
  • Progression
  • 25 days plus bank holidays, increasing to 26 after 3 years service
  • Private Medical Insurance (Covered for employee and current policy is with BUPA paid by the Company)
  • Pension (4% employee 5% employer)
  • Life Assurance (4 x salary death in service cover if a pension scheme member and 2 x if not a member)
  • Free parking

This is a great opportunity for an individual who is looking for progression, if you would like to find out more about this Deputy Financial Controller job for a manufacturing organisation based near Chester please apply, we’d be delighted to hear from you.

Sarah Rotheram

Sarah Rotheram

Director - Specialist in Senior Finance Appointments

Email Sarah Rotheram

01244 980085