Senior Financial Controller

IMV Imaging UK

Senior Financial Controller

Up to £80,000 DoE

IMV Imaging UK, Bellshill, North Lanarkshire

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Hybrid working

Posted 1 week ago, 2 Jul | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

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Full Job Description

Are you looking for a broad scoped senior management position in a high growth international business?

Would you enjoy a controllership position with a blend of financial control and business partnering?

iMultiply is supporting the global, PE backed manufacturing business IMV Technologies, in their search for a Financial Controller to head up their IMV Imaging UK subsidiary based in Bellshill. This role will pay up to £80,000, negotiable depending on experience, and is available on a full-time basis with hybrid, flexible working.

The Company

Created in 1963 and based in L'Aigle, France, IMV Technologies is the World Leader in animal reproductive biotechnologies. The Group has a dominant position in both the bovine and swine segments from gametes harvesting, analysis, packaging, freezing to insemination. The Group is also committed to contributing to the preservation of the genetics of endangered species like the Great Panda in China.

In 2023, the Group achieved a turnover of €145M and double-digit EBITDA ratio with a strong resilience in the COVID19 crisis environment. Since its creation, the Group has always experienced sustained growth and a high level of profitability.

In December 2017, BCF and ECM merged under IMV Technologies to create IMV Imaging. IMV Imaging is based out of their offices in Bellshill and has two key business lines focussing on different markets; Companion Animal and Farm Animal. IMV Imaging represents approximately €45m of IMV Technologies €145m turnover in 2023.

The Role

As part of the IMV Technologies Group Finance organisation, you will report to the Group Chief Financial Officer with a dotted line to the Operations Director of Farm Animal Imaging. You will be responsible for managing the financial shared services centre supporting two Imaging Business Lines: Companion Animal under a Transitional Services Agreement and Farm Animal directly. Managing a team of 8 direct reports, you will build on the IMV culture of continuous improvement by developing processes that drive financial efficiency, effectiveness, develop the data security and governance, and improve a high level of analytic and management control.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Collaborate with group finance team to ensure the Imaging BU are fully aligned with group reporting formats, timescales, and analytic rules.
  • Responsible for the delivery of the weekly, monthly, and quarterly financial reports for the two Imaging Business Lines.
  • Develop a culture of Business Partnering in the FA Imaging Business Line, supporting the Commercial and Operational Leads.
  • Work with the Imaging Business Support Director to prepare the financial data required for Companion Animal monthly and quarterly reporting.
  • Responsible for treasury and banking within the Imaging BU, including cashflow forecasting and payment of suppliers.
  • Support the governance process to ensure that all entities are compliant from a financial, legal and tax perspective.
  • Engage with external tax advisors to submit annual R&D tax reclaims to HMRC including working with internal R&D team on reports.
  • Responsible for the preparation and submission of the entity financial statements.
  • Accountable for the accuracy of the financial transactions across Imaging including supporting operational and commercial queries related to customers and transactions.
  • Working with group finance and other directors, lead budgeting and forecasting.
  • Support the FA Commercial and Operational Teams on Monthly and Quarterly Business Reviews.
  • Lead the annual financial closing and audits of Imaging Group entities, working with the external auditors, accountants, and tax advisors.
  • A key member of the Imaging management team, will collaborate with colleagues across the value stream to ensure operational efficiency and flow across the business.
  • Support the strategy for growth, supporting the M&A team on the integration of new companies into the business.
  • Manage the IT team with the support of the French IT Director.

The Ideal Candidate

In order to be successful, you must:

  • Be a qualified accountant (ICAS, ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW etc.)
  • Be an experienced finance leader, happy to roll the sleeves up and get hands on.
  • Have strong technical financial accounting knowledge (including IFRS and FRS102).
  • Demonstrate strong financial planning, analysis and business partnering experience, able to translate business drivers into robust planning assumptions.
  • Possess advanced Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills combined with a planning and financial consolidation tool (ideally Power BI).
  • Be able to manage complex responsibilities in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Be pragmatic, drive change and strive for continuous improvement.
  • Be articulate with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Be willing and able to travel to France HQ 2-4 times a year.

Though not essential, it would be beneficial if you have:

  • A background of audit/consulting from practice prior to gaining significant industry experience.
  • Experience of financial management in a manufacturing environment.
  • Excellent knowledge of the use of Excel as an analytical tool, Power BI and Power Query experience.
  • Experience with SAP Business 1, or other SAP platforms.
  • French language skills.

On Offer

This role is offered on a full time, permanent basis with a salary up to £80,000, negotiable depending on experience. In addition there is a generous benefits package including but not limited to:

  • Hybrid working and flexitime
  • 10% bonus
  • Company car
  • 4% EE pension contribution for 6% to 10% ER depending on age and tenure
  • 33 days holiday
  • Private family healthcare and dental

iMultiply is committed to diversity and will promote diversity for all employees, workers and applicants. iMultiply will treat everyone equally and will not discriminate on the grounds of an individual's 'protected characteristic’.

If you like the look of this vacancy and think you could perform the role, but, you don't think you meet all the requirements, please DO APPLY for this opportunity. Data shows that certain groups, mainly women and people from Black and Minority communities, are less likely to apply for jobs where they don't meet 100% of role requirements. iMultiply would encourage you to apply for roles where there is room for development and growth."

Please note any direct or third-party introductions will be sent to iMultiply for review and assessment as the retained recruitment partner on this role.

For further information and a confidential chat, please contact Stuart Cadger at iMultiply.