Financial Controller


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April 30, 2024
Job Type
£55000 - £60000 per annum
Start date
Contact Name
Rachel Holland
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Company Details and Job Overview:

A newly created Financial Controller position has become available within a dynamic business on the outskirts of Preston. This well known brand is embarking on a 5 year growth strategy which will see turnover increasing by approximately 200% through entering overseas markets and expanding the services they provide.

This role is an ideal first or 2nd time industry move for a candidate from an Accountancy Practice background. Whilst there are many technical accounting responsibilities as part of this role, there will also be opportunities to add value in other areas relating to growth initiatives and process/system improvements with plenty of stakeholder interaction, providing strategic financial guidance at a senior level.

Key Benefits/ Rewards on Offer:

• A friendly and inclusive working environment
• 37.5 hour working week, typically 9am-5pm with some flexibility if required
• 1 day working from home per week
• 25 days annual leave entitlement, increasing to 30 days (+ bank holidays) with length of service
• Company pension
• Company sick pay
• Electric car scheme
• Cycle to work and tech schemes
• Health insurance including optical, dental and hearing cover
• Opportunities for career development

Your New Role as Financial Controller:

Working in a team of 5 finance staff, this Financial Controller role acts as no.2 support to an experienced and engaging Finance Director.

As Financial Controller, specific duties will include:

• Leading a team of 2 Assistant Accountants, responsible for their training and development
• Oversee the preparation of financial reports including income statements, balance sheets and cash flow statements
• Set up corporate structure for foreign growth strategies
• Develop and implement cash strategies for managing third party funds
• Develop and maintain strong relationships with a variety of external stakeholders including auditors and suppliers
• Manage internal controls and ensure regulatory compliance
• Review existing systems and processes, recommending and implementing improvements where required, and leading on any future system implementations/upgrades

Experience & Qualifications Required to Apply:

The ideal candidate will be fully ACA or ACCA qualified with experience within Accountancy Practice, with some industry experience ideally. A forward thinking approach is required with an analytical mindset and the ability to interpret complex financial data to provide strategic insights. Additionally, the confidence to influence and challenge is required with the ability to present new ideas to align with continual improvement initiatives.

This vacancy is being handled by Rachel Holland at Kenton Black Finance.

Kenton Black Finance operate across the UK as a market leading recruitment partner, specialising in the attraction of finance talent across both permanent and interim requirements. With a team of dedicated experts, each with longevity operating in the finance arena, we maintain a proven track record and have established partnerships with businesses both large, small and those in their infancy. As market leaders, we provide recruitment solutions from entry level finance to directorship professionals. Operating from local offices in Preston, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Birmingham and Glasgow, Kenton Black Finance remain a dynamic and effective recruitment partner who represent and attract only the finest finance talent in the local area and across the UK.

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