Financial Controller- Fast track to Head of Finance

Cherry Professional Limited
09 May 2017
08 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Cherry Professional are excited to be working with a high growth professional SME in their search for a new Financial Controller.

As the Financial Controller of this UK group you will be responsible for the integrity of the Statutory reporting, Management accounts, Profit and Loss, Cashflow, Balance Sheets as well as running the day to day financial operations of their modern Nottingham based offices.

This is a commercially focused role which requires a qualified accountant with experience of process control and improvement in an SME environment and a track record of "making a difference".

The successful candidate will ultimately work towards becoming Head of Finance within a 24-month period supporting the MD and Board of Directors.

What you'll be doing…
Leading a team of 3 direct reports all based at Nottingham HQ
Manage all accounting operations including billing, A/P, A/R, GL, inventory accounting and Revenue recognition
Own and direct the month end and year end close processes
Prepare and publish timely monthly financial statements and the management accounts pack
Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
Manage, motivate and upskill the financial accounting and AP team including accountants and financial assistants

Strategic input…
Assist in the selection and implementation of a new accounting system to improve company and departmental financial reporting.
Development of KPI reporting and monitoring for reporting in a timely manner.
Improving the speed and accuracy of the preparation of the monthly management accounts.
Assist in the implementation of departmental budgets on an annual basis, monitoring and reporting variances to meet with the overall strategic goals of the business.
Preparation and maintenance of rolling 12 month forecasts
Assisting in the restructure of the trading operations to meet the strategic objectives of the business
Financial modelling of business opportunities
Working closely with the Finance Director and Admin manager to streamline and develop business processes to create a platform for high growth through operational efficiencies.

What you'll need…
ACA / ACCA / CIMA qualified with 2-3 years + PQE
Experience of running an accounts team in a commercial environment
A positive, proactive mind-set and the ability to prioritise numerous work streams
A flexible and business- minded approach to financial control

What's on offer…
Up to £45,000 basic salary
Discretionary Bonus Scheme
25 days Annual Leave
Private Healthcare

A fast-paced, creative and fun office environment
Great opportunities to make the role your own and get involved with exciting projects

You may have experience of the following: Financial Accountant, Finance Manager, ACA Qualified Accountant, Management Accountant, Project Accountant, Chartered Accountant, Financial Controller, etc.

Cherry professional are recruiting this role on behalf of the client.