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Group Financial Controller

About the role

MB Aerospace (MBAe) is a Private Equity backed Tier 1 precision component supplier to the commercial and military aero-engine and industrial gas turbine markets. The company has major operations in the US, Poland, Taiwan and UK and is focused on providing highly-engineered complex aero-engine components to a diverse range of over 85 aircraft platforms.

The Blackstone Group, one of the world’s leading investment firms acquired MB Aerospace from Arlington Capital Partners in 2015.

Over recent years, MB Aerospace has invested significant resources to build its engineering capabilities, coupled with similar investment in hard capacity the group is well positioned to support the growing needs of their customers. Their growth is primarily the result of key acquisitions made over the last 6-8 years.

During the next phase in its growth and expansion, MBAe is currently seeking an exceptional commercial minded yet highly technically proficient, qualified accountant to join them as Group Financial Controller, to be based in Motherwell.

Ideally, the successful candidate will come from a manufacturing environment with international operations and will have strong business partnering skills. It would also be advantageous to have had previous experience of working on and assisting in M&A activity and the resulting integrations from both a process and cultural perspective.

Summary of some of the key responsibilities:

  • Manage and co-ordinate provision of routine and ad hoc financial information from business unit finance leads
  • Preparation of accounts for group (US GAAP), and UK subsidiary group (FRS 102)
  • Responsible for financial reporting to investors and to lead bank on syndicated credit facilities
  • Key team member in Group’s M&A activity at financial due diligence & integration projects
  • Support to Group CFO and business unit finance leads on ad hoc projects and analysis
  • Overall responsibility for monthly cost reporting, budgeting and forecasting for a number of head office non-trading companies
  • Co-ordination of annual budget process across group
  • Consolidation and analysis of historic and projected financial results across ten operating units
  • Dotted line management responsibility for all business unit finance leads
  • Drafting narrative for monthly Group management accounts, annual budget and quarterly forecast reports to Board
  • Main point of contact for;
    • external auditors
    • tax advisors
    • insurance brokers, including leading group renewal process

FWB Park Brown are running an exclusive Search process to manage this recruitment with first interviews being carried out by Michael Dickson before formal interviews with the leadership team of MB Aerospace.

A competitive package reflective of these responsibilities will be discussed with appropriate candidates.

For further information, a full Candidate Brochure and / or confidential conversation in regards to this opportunity or similar please contact Michael Dickson via or by phone 0131 539 7087.

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