Financial Controller

Michael Page Finance
05 Oct 2017
02 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Michael Page are currently recruiting for a Financial Controller role in the Gateshead area. The role is a full time, permanent role.

Client Details

The company are a well known e-commerce organisation who are looking for of a Financial Controller in their Gateshead office.


The responsibilities of the role include:

  • Leading the finance team by ensuring clear management and organisation of the team's activities.
  • Ensuring the coordination and integration of the finance teams activities
  • Supporting the Senior Management Team in aiding the strong, commercially-focused management accounting service.
  • Preparing the year end accounts and liaising with auditors
  • Preparing company annual statutory accounts
  • The daily forecasting and monitoring cash resources
  • The direct line management of line reports which include; annual performance reviews, the setting of individual performance objectives, supporting individual training and development plans, holding regular 1-1s as well as supporting good work-life balance and well being
  • Dealing with all tax compliance work and ensure all returns and payments are made on time.
  • Leading financial process improvement initiatives within and beyond the finance team.
  • Hands-on and delegated action to ensure accurate and complete monthly financial accounting for the company within agreed closure deadlines


The ideal candidate will have:

  • An accountant qualification with a recognised institution and be a fully qualified accountant
  • Demonstrable experience of accountants preparation, financial reporting and internal controls
  • A strong background in financial control with a similar sized finance team and company
  • Demonstrable commercial instinct
  • Excellent communication skills and be able to work with colleagues across the business as well as external advisers.
  • Skilled with accounting systems and Excel
  • The ability to work to strict deadlines and manage workload
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Have manged people in past roles and be able to lead people and delegate work load
  • A passion for the company's values and objectives
  • A creative and reliable personality
  • A passion for raising to challenges and driving change
  • The ambition and drive for personal and professional development

Job Offer

A full time permanent Financial Controller role in Gateshead

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