Financial Controller

An SME Manufacturing business based near Cambridge is looking for a Financial Controller. The current Finance Director is retiring, this is the opportunity to take over the Finance team and grow into a Finance Director level position.

You will be joining the business at an excellent time as they are going through a strong period of growth, their ambition due to recent investment is to grow by over 500%. This new role will provide excellent scope for career development and progression, alongside a competitive salary and benefits package.


Day-Day Management of the Finance Function, including:

Reporting on all financial matters at Management Team meetings.
Maintain the Fixed Assets Register.
Prepare weekly Bank Reconciliations and cash flow forecasts.
Supervision and development of finance support staff.
Manage foreign currency requirements.
General Ledger Journal entries including Accruals & Prepayments.
Credit Control.
Processing Supplier Payments.
Support the HR manager with payroll and the company pension scheme.
Review, reconcile and report on monthly stock levels and Work-in-Progress.
Produce monthly Management Accounts within 7 working days of each month end.
Prepare and submit quarterly VAT returns
Financial Planning & Reporting, including:

Work closely with the Board / departmental managers in the preparation of the annual budget and quarterly forecasts.
Contribute to the preparation of the Business Plan.
Provide financial data and explanations to the company's accountants to enable them to prepare the annual financial statements and corporation tax calculations.
Develop a finance function capable of supporting the growth of the business.
Close completed works orders and Report monthly on profit margins.
Analysis to identify potential, profitability improvements across the business.
Provide commentary on analysis and support the Management Team in making well informed, commercial business decisions.
Support the ongoing improvement of systems and processes within the business.

You will have:

Previous experience in working in an accounting role as a Management Accountant or Finance Manager.
High level of expertise in using MS Excel.
Skilled in financial/commercial analysis and competent in the use of data analysis tools for report writing.
Well organised, with the ability to effectively manage the workload of the finance function.
You will get:

Opportunity to progress to Finance Director level
Number one in finance role and autonomy to create your own team and processes
Join a growing company whose ambition due to recent investment is to grow by over 500%