Financial Controller

Working from home with travel to our offices in Bury St Edmunds
£35,000 - £45,000 plus benefits
18 Feb 2021
04 Mar 2021
Go Ape FC
Contract type
Full time


As a member of the Finance Team, the main focus of your role is to successfully prepare monthly management accounts on a timely basis. You will require meticulous attention to detail and be able to meet tight deadlines.

You will provide day-to-day support to members of the finance team, work closely with other departments and all our 34 sites across the UK. You will demonstrate excellent business partnering skills, in order to build strong working relationships at all levels across the business.

The ideal candidate will have proven experience in delivering monthly management accounts and supporting commentary in a timely manner and preparing monthly financial reforecasts.

In addition to this, there will be significant scope for this role to develop due to the entrepreneurial nature and ambition of the Company and its Directors resulting in a far more commercial focus than a typical FC role.


Primary duties will include:

  • Timely preparation of monthly management accounts
  • Preparation of commentary for directors and bank
  • Management of treasury and company cashflow to include monthly reforecasting to ensure the company is operating within banking covenants
  • Manage the external audit process
  • Involvement in preparation and review of annual statutory accounts
  • Review of bank reconciliations
  •  Review of payroll reporting
  • Reporting to franchisee partners and owning the day to day relationship
  • Managing of annual site performance and liaising with site partners to communicate rental payments
  • Review of VAT return preparation
  • Quarterly stock controls and counts to be coordinated
  • Assisting in Internal process improvement and controls environment
  • Assisting in annual budget preparation
  • Numerous ad-hoc reports and other tasks


The successful candidate will demonstrate the following skills and experience:

  • Newly qualified or working towards final exams (ACCA)
  • Ideal candidate must be a self-starter able to work with minimal assistance at times
  • Strong technical understanding of management and statutory accounting
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Ability to form strong relationships with teams outside of finance
  • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills is essential

Company Ethos

Our Values:

  • Keeping the adventure in adventure
  • Encouraging ‘I can’t’ to become ‘I can’
  • Always seeking to be two steps better
  • Zero risk equals zero development
  • To challenge, surprise and excite
  • Build in customer delight
  • Be socially and environmentally responsible
  • Create worthwhile, rewarding jobs
  • Do the right thing

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