Financial Controller - Placed

Near Wincanton | £50,000-£60,000 depending on experience

Vardey Recruitment are delighted to be working in an exclusive partnership with an owner managed business based on the Wiltshire, Dorset and Somerset borders, who are hiring their first Financial Controller. This small and friendly, yet highly successful and rapidly-growing family run business is hiring a Financial Controller at a very exciting time in the strategic plans to drive the business forward.

The role of Financial Controller will be functional, tactical and strategic to help the business manage its finances and cash, to increase profitability and reduce spend, while creating opportunities for growth. You will have full control of the finance function as the No.1 in Finance, building your own team in the future! The Financial Controller will be a key member of the leadership team and this hire is business critical for the future development of the business. There is also an opportunity to progress to Finance Director, in the longer-term.

The Finance Controller job will be typically ‘hands on’ at the start with one direct report as the role is complete control and management of the finance function, supporting the owners with the financial information they need to make clear and confident business decisions.

Duties are varied and include creation of monthly, quarterly, financial reports to identify trends and produce financial forecasts to aid decision making. A key element of this role is cash flow management with forecasting/budgeting, as well as owning the payroll and credit control processes. An exciting and key part of this job is business partnering, working closely with the business owners and supporting them with analysis, and costings and as well as financial modelling to support business decisions. You will enable the business to focus on future growth with your financial input, with the possibility of seeing the company through changes/ and a possible MBO.

Ideally a fully qualified accountant ACA, CIMA, ACCA or equivalent.
An Accountant/Finance Manager/Financial Controller who has experience of working in a small business ideally with “hands on experience”.
A competent and ambitious Accountant who can display strong communication skills.
A finance professional who can think outside the box and offer solutions, and ideas with a commercial outlook.
An Accountant who will enjoying improving the month end processes and implement changes were necessary.
Team management some leadership, coaching, mentoring experience.
Strong Excel and a clear advantage would be working with an ERP system.
A strong business sense, a financial leader who is able to become a key part of the decision making management team.
A Finance Manager/Financial Controller who is keen to grow a business and be keen to work in partnership with the owners.

In return
£45,000-£60,000 depending on experience, Pension, 25 days, some flexible working, future opportunity for bonuses/company equity. Be part of an extremely well established and ambitious management partnership who are looking for their first Financial controller/business partner to grow with the company in the next phase of the business growth strategy. Genuine influence and control – you will work with the owners to shape the strategy and direction. Be part of a passionate, informal and transparent culture – you will be part of the discussions around growth, products, operations and logistics and more!

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