Financial Controller

Michael Page
Warwick, Warwickshire
05 Jan 2022
19 Jan 2022
JN -012022-4566272
Louise O'Donoghue
Contract type
Full time
Experience level

Full responsibility for the accounting and reporting , as well as managing a junior team, with a very strong focus on client service.

Client Details

Our client provides essential business services to overseas companies.


  • Full responsibility for the accounting and reporting on a portfolio of clients - typically including:
    • Maintain accounting software.
    • Month, quarter and year end close and reporting to clients in accordance with agreed content and to agreed deadlines.
    • Monitor and control the client's cash position including controlling payments.
    • HMRC reporting - VAT returns, EC sales lists, CIS.
    • Full balance sheet support and reconciliation.
    • Manage the year end statutory accounts/audit process via external accountant/auditor.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with clients and be seen as the Financial Controller for the clients' business.
  • Identify opportunities to sell additional services to clients and seek to add value to our offering.
  • Attend networking events on behalf of company
  • Work to continually improve margin through process improvement and the effective use of Finance Assistants.
  • Support and develop Finance Assistants.
  • Attend meetings with potential clients.


  • ACCA, CIMA or ACA qualified (or equivalent)
  • Extensive experience of UK bookkeeping, management accounting, reporting and financial administration
  • Very strong client service ethic
  • Ability to balance corporate goals with employee relations
  • Results orientated
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently on own initiative
  • Attention to detail
  • Sound interpersonal skills with an ability to establish collaborative relationships and influence at different levels of the organisation
  • Problem solver with the ability to implement practical solutions
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Commercial acumen
  • Cultural awareness with experience of working cross-border
  • Intermediate excel user
  • Excellent Financial Systems knowledge
  • Nordic or German language skills (written and verbal) is desirable.

Job Offer

Competitive salary and benefits with excellent progression potential.

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