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Financial Controller

Harcourt Matthews
Closing date
15 Jul 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Financial Controller

BUSINESS SERVICES, Chelmsford / London / Home-based

£55,000 - £70,000 + benefits

The Company

A Financial Controller position is now sought by this fast growing business services group that supports a broad customer portfolio including small and large brand names. Continued growth, recent investment and ambitious expansion plans, targeting 20%+ annual growth have resulted in an exciting opportunity for a qualified accountant to undertake a Financial Controller role reporting to the. With a remit to support the CFO, you will be responsible for delivering robust financial control, systems & process automation alongside the development of a small finance team

Key Responsibilities of the Financial Controller

  • Management of a small finance team of 4
  • Orchestrating the delivery of monthly financial & management accounts including review of Profit & Loss and balance sheet
  • Deliver prepared monthly management reports to Senior management, shareholders and investors
  • Provide commercial analysis and commentary of sales, purchases, working capital, debt collection, cash position etc
  • Maximising daily cash flow and working capital, deliver more insightful Cashflow forecasting and reporting
  • Revamp all management reporting & analysis streamlining and automating this at the same time drive & improve systems modules focused on different aspects of the business materials, inventory & stock, AP & AR etc.
  • Drive financial leadership throughout the organisation working closely with sales teams in London and the US
  • Supporting the delivery of the audit accounts, liaising with the auditors
  • Review of existing financial processes and continue the implementation of robust systems; ensuring the operation of strong financial controls to minimise risk
  • Collating of financial data for VAT & corporation tax returns
  • Acting as a key finance contact for stakeholders and external auditor

Skills & Attributes of the Financial Controller

  • Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent)
  • Trained either within practice (Top 20 firm) or with experience of supporting a fast-growing business
  • Demonstrable experience of creating financial controls and procedures
  • Staff leadership experience and commercial nous gained within a hi-growth SME environment,
  • Demonstrate evidence of supporting senior stakeholders and directors, driving financial control and implementing accounting processes and automating systems
  • Experience of working with Xero would be highly advantageous

Ref: BHJOB3543_5550
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