Snapshot of a Candidate: Financial Controller (CIMA)

Experience within Construction & Facilities Management sectors

Commercially focused business partner with strong project accounting and contract management experience

– Turnaround of badly performing contracts by analysis of revenue and WIP
– Recouped £3m by identifying overspend across 20 projects
– Generated cost savings of 10% by improving forecasting and efficiencies
– Work directly with client to reconcile legacy issues and improve revenue
– Cashflow improvements by reducing debt by 50%+ in 12 months
– Reduced month end from 5 days to 3 by improved cost modelling
– Change management to improve controls, governance and reporting
– Significantly reduced reporting processes by more than 50%
– Restructured labour costs by reducing overtime by 70%
– Reduced creditors by £3m within 6 months by driving accountability
– Demobilised a large contract and transferred c500 staff via TUPE

– Responsible for managing all aspects of the finance function
– Managed finance teams (10+) and contracts teams remotely
– Business partnering with Commercial, Operations and Project Directors
– Client facing, improving visibility with customers and reducing debtors
– Budgeting, management accounting VAT and statutory reporting
– Reporting directly to the Managing Director and the UK Group
– Monthly and quarterly reporting to Executive Board
– Production and approval of the statutory accounts for all entities
– Cultural change post acquisition and integration
– Introduced monthly management reporting
– Due diligence of potential acquisitions and supporting business growth
– Designed and implemented labour costing and reporting system
– Recruitment and restructure of the finance team post acquisition
– Developed and implemented contract review to monitor financial performance
– Design of bid models, reducing costs and improving bid process

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