Financial Controller / Finance Director Designate

Woodrow Mercer Associates
14 May 2017
13 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Financial Controller / Finance Director Designate

Salary £45,000-£55,000


Full time

A superb opportunity for someone to join a highly successful Technology Consultancy with offices in Leeds and London. Founded 18 years ago, the business has gone from strength to strength, delivering technology solutions to a plethora of blue-chip clients and a 70% annual revenue retention rate.

Answer Digital are at the forefront of software solutions and are gearing up for continued growth in their 3 key divisions of Retail, Finance and Health. They are therefore appointing a hands-on Head of Finance to play a key part in the leadership team, partnering to the MD in building and developing all aspects of the business.

Flexible working on offer for the right candidate.

The Role

This appointment, reporting to the Managing Director, will be accountable for the following:

  • Timely production of management information, to include current financial data with comparatives to historic and budget information.
  • Develop the company's accounts function, improving controls and processes, to record and deliver accurate and purposeful financial accounting information to a strict deadline
  • Challenge the divisional heads on both plans and results
  • Lead on statutory reporting and liaise directly with companies accountants/auditors.
  • Developing the company's systems and procedures for potential external investment or sale
  • Preparation of monthly management accounts & cash flow forecasting.
  • Oversee the HR & Facilities function
  • Development and mentoring of a small finance team.

The candidate's experience

You will have a good working knowledge and can demonstrate experience of the following:

  • An understanding of a people-based business, with the ensuing accounting conventions and key drivers of profitability;
  • Qualified accountant (ACCA/ACA/ACMA)
  • Building a best-in-class finance function, with adequate controls and processes embedded into the operation as a whole;
  • Gravitas required to constructively challenge a successful leadership team;
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel & Sage Line 50.

If you are interested in applying please send your CV and details of your current remuneration. Please be advised that given the volume of applications expected, we may not be able to personally reply to all applicants.