Financial Controller

15 Sep 2018
18 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Financial Controller

We are currently recruiting for a Financial Controller for a Manufacturing company which is growing year on year. Working alongside the Managing Director, the role would suit someone who enjoys working in a high-growth environment.

As the Financial Controller you will be responsible for providing financial, strategic and analytical support to the directors and operational team as well as developing and maintaining tight and robust financial controls, systems and processes.

Role and Accountabilities:

Working autonomously, to support the board of directors and senior leadership team with all aspects of financial control, accounting and accreditation standards compliance.

This is a hands-on role for a commercially and operationally minded all-rounder who has a strong and disciplined work ethic showing drive and attention to detail. The ability to work to strict deadlines and manage workload accordingly is absolutely vital.


·Maintaining and processing all accounting records and balance sheet accounts.

·Payroll preparation for external processing, VAT Returns and compliance.

·Aged debt management, to reduce debtor days; to apply and document a tight credit control process.

·Evaluate new client credit status and set trading terms.

·Purchase and sales ledger supervision as well as hands on involvement.

·Journals & Balance sheet reconciliations including bank, vat, sales, payroll etc.

·The reconciliation of the balance sheet and the pulling together of working papers and financial statements for the company.

·Producing accurate financial reports and management information to shareholders.

·Developing external relationships with appropriate contacts, e.g. auditors, solicitors, bankers, insurers.

·Production of management accounts, budgets and forecasts as well as updating a rolling five year business plan.

·Cash flow Forecasting

·Possible system changes identification and implementation in line with the needs of the business.

·Understanding the key factors that drive the business and advising on the key issues.

The ideal candidate for this Financial Controller position will be:

·An analytically strong qualified or qualified by experience accountant / financial controller with a proven SME sized company background.

·Ideally experience inSage Line 50 and strong Excel skills

·Able to demonstrate a strong character, comfortable with involvement at all levels across the business.

·Strong communication and problem solving skills.

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