SME Financial Controller

AD Finance
Birmingham, UK
24 Aug 2019
31 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Financial Controller required for a c£6m business based in Birmingham who are looking for a number one in finance to work alongside the Managing Director. As part of a larger group, this business is going through a long period of change and needs a stable and experienced finance leader to continue steering the ship through a turnaround project. You will be leading the business alongside the MD and Operations Director.

As the Financial Controller, you will report directly into the Managing Director. Immediate projects to get involved with will be:
  • Improvement of financial reporting procedures, to generate more meaningful analytics and insight into business activity on a month-by-month basis
  • Supporting the implementation of a new reporting system
  • Complete overhaul of the inventory management processes
  • Sole ownership of the budgeting, forecasting and performance analysis tools to improve bottom line

At current the business is increasing its top line revenue by 10-15% year-on-year, but the work of the Financial Controller will be to improve operations to have a positive impact on the bottom line. Alongside these projects, your day-to-day responsibilities long-term will include:
  • Production and full ownership of monthly management accounts
  • Budgeting and cash flow forecasting
  • Overseeing the accounts team who manage transactional finance, journal postings, etc
  • Working as a strategic partner to the Managing Director to inform business decision-making
  • Liaising with the parent company's group finance function to support year end statutory accounting

About you
You will be a qualified (ACCA, ACA or ACMA) accountant with SME experience, specifically having been involved in turnarounds and medium-to-long term continuous improvement / transformation projects. You must have a really confident personality and a positive attitude - we're looking for someone who has the energy to come in every day and really make a difference.

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