Connecting to LinkedIn...

Commercial Controller

Job Title: Commercial Controller
Contract Type: Interim/Contract
Location: Coventry
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Hybrid working from home
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 6 months
REF: ABJ/21868
Contact Name: Ashley Ball
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 2 years ago

Job Description

Commercial Controller required for a Coventry based multi-national manufacturer - A number two role to the Finance Director / CFO. Flexible / hybrid working from home. Early Friday Finish. Free onsite parking. This role is initially offered as a 6 month contract to cover maternity leave.

Our client is an innovation-focused global manufacturer that is currently driving a variety of change and transformation projects. They require an experienced Commercial Controller / Commercial Accountant / FP&A Controller on a fixed term contract basis to cover maternity leave.

As Commercial Controller, you will support the wider business and deliver commercial and financial control with a focus on FP&A, strategic planning, business analytics and reporting to support business growth. This is a number two role reporting directly to the Finance Director / CFO.

The role has a high level of visibility due to the financial reporting activities being on a local and Group level together with stakeholder engagement across the business in areas including R&D, Operations and Sales.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Strategic planning, budgeting and forecasting
  • Weekly and Monthly reporting including Financial Reporting Pack, Business KPIs and Variance Analysis
  • Finance Business Partnering covering cost centre management, profitability analysis of products & customers, pricing, productivity and R&D projects
  • Reconciliation and analysis of Balance Sheet and Profit & Loss accounts
  • Conduct financial reviews and liaise with key stakeholders in R&D, Operations and Sales
  • Perform variance analysis on sales, product costing, materials and labour
  • Supply chain controlling and inventory management
  • Calculation and monitoring of Inter-company recharges
  • Support the development and optimisation of reporting systems including ERP and group consolidations.


  • Finalist or qualified accountant (CIMA, ACCA, ACA / ICAEW or equivalent) or qualified by experience (QBE)
  • Proven experience gained in a finance function within FP&A / Finance Business Partnering
  • Previous experience working as a Commercial Controller / Commercial Accountant / FP&A Controller / FP&A Accountant or similar role
  • Effective communicator with confidence in dealing with key stakeholders both internally and externally and at all levels
  • Strong IT skills including Excel, any ERP systems experience (Oracle, SAP etc) is beneficial
  • Highly numerate and analytical with strong attention to detail and a logical thinker
  • A proactive approach, able to use your own initiative
  • Organised, process focused able to multi-task
  • Any cost accounting / finance experience gained within a manufacturing environment is advantageous but by no means essential.

What's on offer:

  • Flexible / hybrid working from home
  • Early Friday finish, Hours are 8:30am to 5pm Monday to Thursday, 8:30am to 2pm on Friday
  • Free on-site parking in Coventry
  • Competitive salary dependent upon experience
  • 25 days holiday (pro rata) plus bank holidays

Interested? Want to learn more?

Register your interest by applying today or call Ashley 01926 290 290 to discuss this opportunity further, always in complete confidence. You can also visit the Addington Ball website or follow us on twitter @AddingtonBall to see all our current vacancies, news and updates.

Addington Ball is a specialist finance and accounting recruitment consultancy covering the Midlands and Northern Home counties. We are a member of APSCo and TEAM and are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Job ref - ABJ/21868 - Commercial Controller