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Job Vacancy: Financial Controller

Aintree Plastics are pleased to announce that we have a vacancy for the position of Financial Controller. Full details about this role can be found below.

About this Role

We are looking for a Financial Controller to join the Management Team at Aintree Plastics during an exciting time for our business, with an investment plan for the plant & machinery, site infrastructure and people.

The successful candidate will have a major influence and join a small Management Team consisting of the Managing Director, Sales Director, Works Director and Operation Manager, in driving the business forward.

With a turnover of circa £12m and 45 employees, Aintree Plastics has a small but flexible team. The successful candidate would not have any direct reports, but the Sales Office has a team of 3 which support the regular accounting administration and weekly payroll.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • Experience of working in a similar role, in a Manufacturing or Process Business, is essential.
  • Formal qualifications (such as CIMA or ACCA) are desirable but not essential.
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills are required, and intermediate/high level SQL skills would be an advantage.
  • Experience of budgeting, cash flow forecasts, management accounts, credit risk management (including highlighting risk of non-payment) and supporting commercial pricing decisions are all essential.
  • Aintree Plastics is an independent business, but part of the CorpAcq Group, so experience of group reporting would be an advantage.
  • Experience in managing an Accounts Receivable facility with weekly / monthly reconciliation and audits would be an advantage.


This position is located at our main site at Stopgate Lane, Aintree, Liverpool, Merseyside, L9 6DX, though there may be some exceptional occasions when home working is allowed.

There is an open plan office with a professional but friendly atmosphere, free on-site parking, and free tea/coffee.

Working Hours

  • The normal hours of work are 42.5 hours per week - Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:30pm, with a 30 minute unpaid break each day.

Salary & Benefits

  • The successful candidate can expect to receive a competitive salary based on their level of experience.
  • A paid holiday entitlement of 20 working days, plus 8 public/bank holidays, per year.
  • Financial assistance may be provided for training where the performance of the company will benefit from the employee’s development.
  • There is a contributory pension scheme which employees are auto enrolled into (subject to the conditions of the scheme).
  • Other benefits, such as health care insurance, are subject to the candidate and negotiation.

About Aintree Plastics

Aintree Plastics is a manufacturer with over 25 years experience producing bespoke polythene packaging and extruding film in an extensive range of blends, widths, thicknesses and colours.

We also manufacture a wide range of converted products suitable for many industrial applications. Aintree Plastics supply all market sectors including the printer, converter, distributor, alongside direct end users.

We are an equal opportunity employer, so we recognise the importance and value of having a diverse and inclusive workforce, and the benefits that this can bring to both our employees and our customers.

We are entering an exciting period of growth and expansion to the business and are looking forward to welcoming new members to our team.

How to Apply

Please send your CV and covering letter to David Millar, Managing Director, at

Please state in the subject the name of the position that you are applying for, and please also highlight any relevant skills or experience you may have, and why you are interested in this position.

The successful applicant will be selected based on their skills & experience, and interviews will be used in the selection process. A six month probation period must be successfully completed to hold the position permanently.

The closing date for applications is Friday 3rd March 2023.

No agencies please.

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