Financial Controller

Location Frimley
Discipline: Finance, Commercial, Management
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Optional Car + Benefits
Contact name: Matthew Ager

Job ref: 12375
Published: 18 days ago
Startdate: ASAP





We're proud to be exclusively partnering with highly successful SME business located in the Frimley/Farnborough area that has experienced 250% growth over the last 4 years.

As part of their expansion, they're created a new position for an experienced Financial Controller to lead the finance function & team, undertake management accounts, budgets, forecasts, finance business partnering, month end/year end and introduce controls/efficiencies to improve business performance and profitability.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Finance Manager / Financial Controller to work closely with the Managing Director and wider Management Team to support the business to continue its fast growth trajectory. The perfect opportunity for a driven and ambitious individual.


  • Reporting to the Managing Director and collaborating with the Senior Management Team, the Financial Controller will be responsible for managing the finance function
  • Responsible for leading a finance team of 6, ensuring day to day objectives are achieved and developing the team to create efficiencies.
  • Migrating the Management Accounts from the external accountancy firm to be handled inhouse by the Financial Controller, with an objective of reducing time to producing the accounts and to implement actionable insights quicker in collaboration with the SLT
  • Producing Monthly & Quarterly Management Accounts for 2 legal entities, including full commentary, insights, variance reports and recommendations
  • Responsible for producing Monthly / Quarterly / Annual Budgets and Forecasts
  • Implementing KPI Performance measures throughout the business and introducing weekly financial flash reports on Actual V Forecast
  • Responsible for Cashflow Forecasting & Management, sharing key insights with the Managing Director
  • Conducting Finance Business Partnering activities with the SLT by using key insights from the data to ensure financial efficiencies are achieved throughout the business
  • Acting as an advisor to the MD on key purchases and target acquisitions
  • Producing financial models to assist new business proposals and target acquisitions
  • Reviewing all processes and systems to optimise efficiency, implement controls and improve profitability
  • Managing the Year End & External Audit process in conjunction with the external accountancy practice
  • Creating and submitting quarterly VAT Returns and other statutory requirements such as P11Ds, PSC Submissions and Annual Returns.
  • Overseeing and approving the monthly payroll process
  • Assisting with ad-hoc financing tasks such as Debt Finance to fund future acquisitions and Asset Finance for large asset purchases
  • Fully responsible for the balance sheet and the asset register


  • Current experience operating at a Finance Manager, Financial Controller, Head of Finance role, or similar is essential
  • Ideally ACA, ACCA or CIMA Qualified, however, exceptional QBE / Qualified by Experience Candidates will be considered for this role.
  • Must have solid experience of; People Management, Management Accounts, Budgeting, Forecasting, Cashflow Forecasting/Management, VAT Returns
  • Strong Data skills able to produce financial models and identify actionable insights from the accounts
  • Experience with Sage and Sage Payroll would be an advantage, highly competent with MS Excel is a must
  • Experience of reviewing / implementing processes, systems and controls would be an advantage
  • Experience within SME working with a privately owned / owner managed business would be an advantage


Please send your CV for the Financial Controller / Finance Manager role via the advert for immediate consideration.

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