General Requirement:

The Financial Controller role is of strategic importance to the business – working closely with directors to ensure commercial rigor is applied to the business and that financial processes are fit for current and future purpose; giving advice on best practice and working with management colleagues to develop the department and its systems to provide a solid base and an expandable platform.  This means you will maintain and develop systems, procedures and reporting and improve overall efficiency and adherence to best practice.


  1. Manage transactional accounting processes
  • Oversee supplier ledger and bank payments and assist where required, Supplier ledger reconciliation and query resolution
  • Maintain sales ledger including sales order processing, invoice creation, all credit control tasks, debt chasing, management reporting/ debtor days calculations and customer query resolution.
  • Staff payroll using Xero Cloud Software
  • Utilising sound knowledge of VAT rules required particularly EU and non-EU VAT, allowable expenses
  1. Provide relevant and timely reporting & controls
  • Production of monthly management accounts to deadline including calculation and posting of journals, depreciation, prepayments
  • Balance sheet/ control account reconciliations
  • Preparation and reconciliation of year end files for presentation to auditors
  • Utilise and help to develop systems to ensure the accurate and efficient planning, recording and reporting of resource utilisation
  1. Make effective contributions to planning and forecasts
  • Assist with annual and monthly budgeting and forecasting
  • Carry out financial planning & reporting exercises as required
  • Own the financial analysis to ensure the best decision-making for key activities, such as business development and R&D projects
  1. Maintain excellent and productive relationships with key stakeholders
  • Maintain strong relationships with banking and relevant insurance providers
  • Establish and maintain excellent communication with all other employees
  • Make constructive challenges to ensure the best balance is struck between growth, profitability and sustainability

Essential Skills and Experience:

  1. Experience working within an SME
  1. Technical skills and experience
  • Qualified accountant (ACCA, CIMA, ACA)
  • Project accounting / job costing experience
  • Competence in using a commercial accounting package such as Sage or Xero
  • Forecasting and budgeting within a fast-paced business
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Windows applications: i.e. Excel, Word, Outlook
  1. Commercial skills and experience
  • Commercially minded, i.e. involved in overall business performance and opportunities
  • Experience of a sales driven organisation and working with leadership
  1. Communication and influencing skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively, build rapport and develop constructive relationships
  • Track record of collaboration and of influencing decision makers
  • Experience of direct customer contact
  • Assertive but personable style
  1. Organisation skills
  • Confident self starter who needs little instruction
  • Able to prioritise tasks and maintain a high degree of organisation
  • Excellent attention to detail – and follows up when something doesn’t appear right
  • Self motivated – able to work pro-actively and multi-task
  1. Teamwork and leadership skills
  • Team player with a proactive and flexible attitude
  • Experienced at managing and motivating a small team

Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • Experience of systems implementations/enhancements
  • Experience of year end file preparation and reconciliation, for presentation to auditors

Package dependent on skills and experience.

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