Financial Controller


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June 6, 2024
Job Type
£50000 - £60000 per annum
Start date
Contact Name
Rachel Holland
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Company Details and Job Overview:

Kenton Black Finance have partnered with a Carlisle based business in their search for a senior finance professional. This role sits as number 2 to an engaging Finance Director who is longstanding in the business.

Firmly rooted in their market and regarded as a supplier of choice for a diverse customer base, the business has backing from a large and successful international parent company. There are plans for continued growth and this role will provide financial and commercial support to the business to support this.

Key Benefits/ Rewards on Offer:

“People” are at the heart of this business which is driven from senior leadership teams, and as such this role will be part of a friendly and inclusive culture.

A generous benefits package will be offered to the successful candidate which includes:

• A competitive starting salary in the region of £50,000 - £60,000 depending on experience
• 25 days annual leave entitlement + bank holidays
• Company pension matched up to 5%
• Flexibility around working hours (37.5 hours full time) and possibility of 1 day working remotely
• Death in service, 3 x salary
• Employee assistance program
• Cycle to work scheme
• Long service awards
• Social events/team activities

Your New Role as Financial Controller,

Reporting to the Finance Director, as Financial Controller you will enjoy an autonomous and hands on role with specific duties including:

• Staff management of 2 members of the finance team
• Providing financial and commercial support to the business, with recommendations to support sales and EBIT growth
• Working closely with other departments including Sales Directors to review forecasts, customer profitability and accuracy of sales rebates, to drive growth
• Production of budgets and forecasts
• Being the primary point of contact for auditors, developing strong working relationships
• Management of stock
• Treasury management
• Supporting and deputising for the Finance Director as required
• Ongoing review and development of existing systems and processes

Experience & Qualifications Required to Apply:

The successful candidate will ideally be fully qualified (CIMA/ACCA/ACA) although not essential. Demonstrating a good level of commercial acumen, you will be a strong communicator with confidence to deliver financial insight to a variety of stakeholders. Systems orientated, you will be a competent Excel user (pivot tables, VLookups) and knowledge of finance systems/ERPs. Strong leadership skills are also essential, with ability to drive continual improvement initiatives.


Working in a fast-paced environment alongside a team of friendly and high calibre finance staff, this is a high profile role which gives lots of opportunity to add value to the finance function and wider business.

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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