Financial Controller

Michael Page
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
£55000 - £60000 per annum + great benefits
17 Jun 2021
08 Jul 2021
JN -062021-2926352
Richard Hailey
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Michael Page are proud to be representing a fast growth SME who need a experienced financial Controller to join them at this exciting time. Reporting into the Managing Director you will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the finance function across all aspects. This role is pivotal in the projected and strategic financial growth of the company.

Client Details

SME growing retail business


⎯ Prepare month-end management accounts, providing concise and accurate information to the senior management team to advise and make strategic decisions.

⎯ Manage reporting suite primarily from Microsoft Business Central and Power BI systems, collecting data, analysing and investigating variances, and summarising data, information and trends.

⎯ Comply with statutory filing requirements, prepare and file quarterly VAT for both UK and International markets.

⎯ Where required, assist auditors in completion and filing of financial year end accounts.

⎯ Keep up to date with current and upcoming financial regulations and accepted practices. ⎯ Understand core operational processes in order to advise on best financial practice.

⎯ Management of cash flow, overseeing credit control, to include setting and monitoring of credit limits.

⎯ Resolve creditor and debtor queries, including raising purchase orders and credit notes where relevant.

⎯ Track exchange gains and losses on foreign currency payments.

⎯ Multi-currency bank reconciliations, resolving all queries in a timely and efficient manner.

⎯ Maintain and develop best financial practice and processes to optimise efficiency and transparency.

⎯ Work with Managing Director to prepare annual company budgets; re-assess budgets against forecasts and prepare any project specific budgets, forecasts or cashflows required.

⎯ Monitor product margin, ensuring that commercial decisions deliver targeted profit.

⎯ Manage Payroll and Commission payments, liaising with external payroll processor to ensure timely and accurate payments. Maintain associated records and end of year procedures, both internally and statutory.

⎯ Ensure all transactions on Business Central are reconciled; assist in detecting system and process errors, and implement ways of eliminating.

⎯ Maintain effective communication with key suppliers to ensure optimum payment terms are obtained and their support is maximised.

⎯ Advise on the selection of auditors, bankers, investment managers, insurers, financial systems vendors and other financial and administrative advisors and contractors as required.

⎯ Lead and motivate a small team, providing cover when required.

⎯ Be visible within the business as a member of the senior management team. ⎯ Embrace change, and find creative solutions to financial challenges as the business continues to grow.

⎯ Perform other related duties, as required.


Qualfied accountant (cima, aca, acca).

Proven track record of taking ownership of a finance function.

Strong systems and excell skills.

Experience of KPI monitoring and reporting.

Excellent organisational skills, able to meet deadlines.

Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills.

Analyse performance and trends to support and drive correct forecasting.

Can prioritise tasks especially when under pressure and set expectations accordingly.

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

Courteous and professional.

Commercially aware and forward thinking.

Ability to work to deadlines whilst maintaining a high level of attention to detail.

Confident, thorough and collaborative.

Proactive, flexible, with a hands-on approach.

Experience of managing and developing staff.

Job Offer

This a excellent opportunity to join a fast growth business in a number one finance role. They are offering competitive salary and benefits

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