Group Financial Controller

Group Financial Controller


Group Financial Controller – High Volume Manufacturing – South Yorkshire




Edward Reed Recruitment are searching for a Group Financial Controller to join our client Lontra. Lontra is a technology company developing innovative products that address traditional engineering challenges.

The Lontra Blade Compressor® is a step change in compressor technology, a completely new and patented geometry for a machine that is at the core of many industries. The first widely applicable new compressor design in 80 years. Its geometry means that it leaks less, uses less energy and is more reliable than traditional machines of this type. A huge win for industry which is dependent on machines of this type, and where the Lontra innovation offers reduced downtime, and lower energy bills.

Reduced energy usage and reduced downtime is good for the environment and society. Therefore, offering our customers, partners and licensees the opportunity to increase competitiveness and manage lifetime costs.

Lontra brings a compressor innovation to established industries. From water treatment to food production, pharmaceutical, chemical and cement manufacture. Lontra can make an important impact on energy and resource usage worldwide.

Building on our early and ongoing success and supported by leading investors and backers, they have strategic partners building a significant UK based manufacturing capability to support worldwide export of our products, and a growing worldwide sales, service and support capability.


The Role


An exciting opportunity now exists for a Group Financial Controller to work with the Group Financial Director and existing management team and deliver Lontra’s future. You will be expected to support the business as embarks upon manufacturing air compressors at scale, lead on implementing core processes and reporting and drive the finance agenda within the business to deliver our plan.


Specifically, you will be expected to;


  • Develop budgeting and reporting processes and an MI pack
  • As the business scales work with the CTO on an ERP system implementation
  • Once up and running drive improvements in systems, processes and controls, enhancing financial reporting and planning, budgeting
  • Lead the budgeting and planning process
  • Provide financial leadership for the business and, supply its people with accurate, timely and relevant financial information
  • Lead year end processes
  • Lead tax strategy
  • Drive working capital improvements and cash management while the business goes through growth phase
  • Lead on grant monitoring and further applications
  • Working cohesively with all the other members of SMT


The Person


A professionally qualified accountant with a proven track record in a finance manager role, ideally with a manufacturing background.

A self-motivated individual with strong analytical, negotiation, communication, presentation, interpersonal and influencing skills is sought. You will be naturally tenacious, driven by business success. You will have the ability to quickly analyse complex situations and be an effective problem solver, whilst operating a results-focussed, professional and well organised approach.


Experience in a rapidly growing company would be desirable.


The Rewards


This is an exciting and unique opportunity for an experienced financial professional to influence an expanding and diverse organisation by taking ownership of the financial strategy and driving this forward.

In return, you will receive an attractive salary plus incentivised bonus, share options, health care and pension.