Resourcery Group are currently wokring in partnership with a Specialist Engineering business in Liverpool, who are experiencing a period of rapid growth, and as such require an experienced Financial Controller/Head of Finance to help support the business through this exciting period.
Our SME, owner-managed client is a sub-£10m turnover business at present, but with a full order book and investment secured to drive the next phase of growth, the business is forecasting double-digit Revenue growth over the next 3-5 years. With this growth comes the need to prepare the organisation from a financial control, system and infrastructure perspective and as such the Board has identified the need to appoint an experienced Financial Controller to lead on much of the planned change and transformation work.
In addition to having full P&L and Balance Sheet responsibility the Financial Controller will manage a small finance team and play a lead role in the delivery of a new ERP system. Perhaps more critically, you will be required, as part of the senior management team, to work hand-in-hand with the CEO and owners of the business, acting in an advisory capacity, providing robust challenge as well as commercial support and guidance where required. As such, this is a role that would suit an experienced qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA) who has prior experience of working in a similar capacity as the Financial Controller of an owner-managed SME. As the most senior finance representative in the business, the Financial Controller will act as the conduit for the flow of financial information internally to investors and functional stakeholders as well as externally to solicitors, auditors and advisers. Given the size of the business and finance team, the Financial Controller will be required to work in a hands-on manner in a production capacity and be happy with this.
My client is a specialist engineering business based in Liverpool and as such there will be a degree on operational interaction and insight required. Experience of influence cross-functional operational stakeholder will be useful. The business' growth trajectory means that an exit/IPO in the next 3-5 years is extremely likely and as such you will be required to provide support from a finance perspective. Prior experience would thus be most beneficial.
In summary, interested applicants should ideally:
- possess an accounting qualification ideally ACA or ACCA
- have experience advising a Board and owners in a rapidly-growing SME
- have worked in and be happy working on a hands-on basis
- be able to mentor a develop staff
- be capable of weekly cashflow forecasting
- possess experience of working with external advisers
- have exit/IPO experience