Financial Controller

Location Cambridgeshire
Discipline: Finance Recruitment
Job type: SEED - Permanent
Salary: £60000
Contact name: Andrew Buscombe

Contact email:
Job ref: 32293
Published: about 1 month ago

Financial Controller

Becksford Group have partnered exclusively with an owner-managed SME to appoint their first finance hire due to incredible growth in the last year. The first task will be bringing and building finance in-house before deep diving into value-add analysis and reporting.

The role will be offered on a Part Time (negotiable) basis. Likely 3 days p/w.

The Role:

Reporting directly to the CEO, the Financial Controller will have full ownership for operational finance. You will need to be comfortable bringing finance in-house from the current bookkeeping service provided by their (Big 4) accountancy partner in the initial period, before moving onto more value-add tasks including management and investment of the businesses’ increasing cash reserve.

The key responsibilities include:

  • Financial Accounting

  • Management Accounting

  • Tax, VAT, Payroll

  • Audit liaison

  • Financial analysis including profitability analysis by customer/segment and introduction of cost accounting initiatives.

  • Business Partnering with the CEO daily – this relationship is pivotal to the role

  • Drive ‘best practice’ use of Xero accounting system

The Person:

The successful Financial Controller will live in the Cambridge area and must be able to travel into the office when required. The role is being introduced to support the CEO, so the successful candidate must have a professional approach and be able to be build that relationship quickly.

It is likely that this candidate will have experience as a Finance Manager, Financial Controller or Head of Finance.

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA) but would consider an outstanding QBE

  • Broad finance experience including management of payroll

  • Experience using XERO accountancy package (advantageous)

  • ABC/standard costing experience (advantageous)

The Business:

My client is in the healthcare sector, with a heavy investment in R&D and some very interesting products. The growth they have witnessed in the last year is phenomenal, it has allowed the business a platform to continue to invest and drive new patents/product development.

The Salary:

£45,000 - £60,000 (pro rata) + package