Financial Controller - High growth division

Michael Page
£65000 - £81000 per annum
26 Nov 2020
24 Dec 2020
JN -112020-1558429
Michael Ternent
Contract type
Full time
Experience level

Based in Surrey, my client is a high growth division looking to hire a Financial Controller to lead a great, talented team.

The role is broad and will suit an experienced ACA / ACCA with a broad skill set.

Client Details

Based in Surrey, my client is a high growth division looking to hire a Financial Controller to lead a great, talented team. The organisation uses technology to service the needs of a consumer customer base, has a fabulous team ethos and is on am exciting journey.


Reporting to the Finance Director, the Financial Controller will play a key role in shaping and developing the finance function, control environment and processes & procedures. This is an opportunity to develop and grow a best-in-class finance function to support a growing business. Responsibilities include:

  • Recruitment, leadership, management and motivation of the finance team
  • Implementing and developing high quality processes, controls & systems which enable efficient, timely & accurate production of high quality financial reporting
  • Weekly and monthly reporting to the Management Team, budget holders and other stakeholders in the wider Group
  • Building a close working relationship with colleagues within the wider business, understanding trading performance and providing financial data to support decisions
  • Supporting the Commercial and Operations teams by advising on the financial and accounting implications of proposed commercial arrangements
  • Ownership / accountability for balance sheet integrity and reconciliations
  • Delivery of ad-hoc projects
  • Budget and forecasting, working alongside the Head of Financial Planning & Analysis
  • Documentation of financial risks and ensuring that contingency plans are in place
  • Owning the relationship with internal and external auditors and other advisors
  • Coordination of statutory, tax, legal, and applicable regulatory declarations and filings


  • Qualified accountant with appropriate qualifications (ACA/ACCA), obtained while working with a recognised employer
  • At least 5 years post-qualification experience, in professional practice or industry
  • Background in financial control & financial reporting, including previous experience of building or improving finance functions
  • Well-organised with excellent attention to detail and the ability to multi-task
  • Strong, current technical skills
  • Budgeting, forecasting, management reporting and statutory accounts experience are ideal for the role
  • Experience of implementing and improving financial and operational processes
  • Articulate, persuasive, confident, possessing sound intellect; a self-starter with the ability to combine professional rigour with practical business requirements
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills
  • Good influencer with an ability to build and maintain strong relationships at all levels.

Job Offer

Salary of £65,000 - £75,000 plus car/allowance, bonus and benefits

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