Financial Controller

Michael Page Finance
19 Mar 2017
18 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Established Financial Controller sought to grow and develop the existing Finance team and support the FD.

Client Details

Growing, privately-owned business in the construction industry.


Due to a period of sustained growth the business needs to strengthen the finance team and upgrade its accounting and business systems to build a finance function capable of supporting the needs of a high performance growth business. To enable the department to continue contributing to the commercial success of the company a Financial Controller is required as a strong No 2 to support the FD in managing the finance team's operational functions.

Key responsibilities:

  • Driving improvement to the Company's financial and management accounting systems.
  • Day to day management of the finance team, including coaching and encouraging CPD
  • Oversee the production the relevant month end accounts through to completion in an accurate and timely manner
  • Formulate Company budget & forecast and ensure business meets or betters them.
  • Driving process improvements
  • Provide key Management Information and analysis for the business, in order to assist with management decisions and to monitor performance.
  • Liaison with external agencies, and to deputise for the Finance Director when appropriate.



  • Professionally qualified accountant ACA, ACCA, CIMA.
  • Previous experience of senior financial management position.


  • The ability to combine strategic and analytical perspectives with a pragmatic approach.
  • The ability to keep focus on day-to-day performance.
  • Experience of financial analysis and production of commentaries
  • Strong commercial acumen, willing and able to challenge accepted practices and processes, and to operate as a sounding board for colleagues
  • Proven ability to coach, lead and create a high performance finance team
  • Effective communicator both with finance and non-finance professionals
  • Strong statutory accounting and consolidation experience

Job Offer

up to £65,000, plus benefits