Financial Controller

Ashdown Group
10 Feb 2017
10 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Financial Controller
Based in Leatherhead, Surrey/South London borders, some home-working
Paying between £45,000 and £50,000 depending on experience

A well-established and growing services business is seeking a qualified and hands-on Finance Manager / Financial Controller to lead their finance function located in Leatherhead. The role holder will be able to work from home 2 or 3 days a week.

Reporting to the Managing Director, the successful candidate will have broad experience of the finance function covering both management and financial accounting. Whilst the Financial Controller will be supported by a Bookkeeper doing the transactional accounting, this role is an all-encompassing finance role. The candidate must have excellent knowledge and understanding of the SAGE accounting system and be IT literate.

Previous experience in an SME at a senior level would be an advantage.

The candidate will be a proactive self-starter, with good people skills and able to communicate effectively at all levels. You will be hands-on but also be able to support the Board of Directors in preparing annual budgets and forecasts

Key areas of responsibility will include:

* Developing, implementing and ensuring compliance with internal and accounting policies/procedures.
* Managing bank accounts and cash flow.
* Involvement with every aspect of our business and provide direction on all commercial matters
* Provide detailed management reports
* Provide financial planning and forecasting with budgetary recommendations
* Prepare operational budgets
* Monitor and report on all expenditure
* Work with our bookkeeper to provide monthly accounts and reports
* Support the Board of Directors in preparing annual budgets and forecasts

To be suitable for this role you MUST:

* Be ACCA/CIMA /ACA qualified with very strong knowledge of UK accounting standards
* Have experience of using the SAGE system (highly desirable)
* Also highly desirable is SME experience

If you are a qualified Senior Management Accountant, Finance Manager or Financial Controller (ideally at a growing SME), and you believe that you have the skills and experience to succeed in a role of this nature and you match the criteria above please send me your current CV with ASH15565WC in the subject line of the email.

The Ashdown Group Ltd acts as an employment agency in respect of permanent vacancies and as an employment business in respect of temporary vacancies.