Financial Controller/Finance Director

06 Jul 2017
05 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Part Time
Robertson Bell Finance are recruiting for an interim part time Financial Controller/Director on a 6-12 month contract initially. Reporting directly to the CEO of this small but fast growing professional services business, you will be tasked with carrying out the recommendations made in a recent Strategic Review of the business conducted by a firm of external consultants. The business t/o is circa £6m and employs circa 30 staff.

The keys tasks include: - bringing in house and starting up a fully fledged finance function that is currently partly outsourced and partly staffed internally by people without a background in finance; management accounts - MI to be improved to offer more detailed analysis of revenue and profitability by division, function and sector; P&L & balance sheet forecasting - 36 month rolling P&L forecasts; KPIs - individual and company wide KPIS developed and linked to the business plan; Business Plan - assist with the production of a 3 year business plan; Cashflow - produce cashflow statements and cashflow forecasts regularly; select and implement a reporting tool for finance system Xero; Projects - being involved in a range of business wide projects. The range of tasks is the full spectrum of high level strategic thinking and analysis to roll your sleeves up detailed monthly production of accounts (supported by an accounts assistant as appropriate).

The ideal candidate will be someone with significant experience. Qualified, probably held a senior finance role (one much bigger than this job) in the past and have reported to CEO/Boards. The should be a highly commercial thinker and be able to communicate finance matters in a simple, easy to understand manner to non finance staff. M&A/corporate finance experience would be beneficial but is not essential. You must be able to work within a very vibrant and fast paced environment