Financial Controller

Financial Controller

Job Title: Financial Controller
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Merseyside, England
Salary: £55000 - £63000 per annum
Start Date: 30/11/2017
Reference: 10126/002_1515415015
Contact Name: Josh Stirrett
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 08, 2018 12:36

Job Description

Resourcery Group are working in support of a high growth SME in the Merseyside area to identify and recruit an experienced Financial Controller capable of leading a finance function and driving growth both organically and acquisitively.

Due to the on-going expansion of the business the Finance Director has restructured the finance function in recent months and identified the need for a capable yet hands-on number 2 in finance. The Financial Controller will be the Finance Director right-hand and support commercial and operational decision making through the provision of first class insight and comment. You will be an experienced SME (over £20m t/o) Financial Controller with demonstrable hands-on man management P&L and Balance Sheet experience; as capable in the Board room as you are producing accounts.

My client is a complex business with a number of different legal entities and businesses within the Group. The business is also a higher volume business and holds a not insignificant stock position at anyone time As such, applicants from a similar background would be highly prized. The Financial Controller will be a qualified accountant with a demonstrable track record in financial controls and a strong technical grasp of accounting standards, ideally within a company with international reach. You will be responsible for providing first class MI and KPIs to the Board. The main duties included:

  • Lead the management of all accounting operations
  • Responsible for all aspects of reporting including MI and weekly/monthly reports
  • Preparation of statutory accounts and co-ordination of annual audit
  • Responsible for the statutory reporting and compliance with various statutory bodies.
  • Working alongside the FD in relation to various ad hoc projects.
  • Lead the annual budgeting and forecasting process.
  • Ensuring all aspects of Financial Control are maintained, with a view to continuous improvements.

Applicants should be:

  • CIMA, ACCA or ACA qualified
  • Experienced as a Finance Manager or Financial Controller in an SME
  • Used to influencing at a Board level, operating at a hands-on level and managing a team (in excess of 5 people)
  • Able to demonstrate a strong technical know-how and commercial acumen
  • Experienced at working in a stock-led, high volume industry