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Financial Controller



Ref EB7943

We‘re at interview stage but it‘s not too late. Suitably experienced candidates invited to apply ASAP.

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Financial Controller - Barnstaple - Circa: £50,000

If the opportunity to build a modern, efficient accounting function from scratch pushes your buttons, you’d do well to read on… But you’ll need to do so quickly, this employer is in quite a hurry to appoint! 

Trial Balance Consulting are delighted to have been exclusively engaged by a brand-new client who seeks to recruit an experienced Financial Controller, the first of many accountancy recruitment projects anticipated in North Devon over the next six months. Our client is a sizeable PE backed business specialising in the hospitality sector and with a number of highly regarded sites located throughout the UK. They are developing their business further and will shortly be operating in the Southwest, beginning with a significant North Devon based acquisition. 

The Financial Controller will play a pivotal role in establishing the accounting function and will quickly recruit and develop a team of colleagues to ensure a streamlined department. The role will be supported by a highly experienced (and very friendly), offsite Finance Director who will allow the successful candidate as much autonomy, with as much support as they require. The Financial Controller will join at senior management level and will ultimately perform in a number one regional role. Key features of the role to include: 

- Lead responsibility for all accounting protocols and maintaining robust internal controls

- Mange the implementation and development of a Sage based accounting platform

- Ensure compliance to all relevant reporting standards

- Identify and implement ongoing improvements to the function

- Act as a key point of contact to external stakeholders and major suppliers

- Production and delivery of detailed management accounts

- Ensure efficient supplier payment processes

- Management of the payroll function (not administration)

- Assist with annual audits

- Regular liaison with investors and internal stakeholders

- Lead and develop your own team to ensure CPD goals are achieved

Think you’ve got what it takes? We’re looking for a dynamic, energetic, and down-to-earth Financial Controller with a demonstrable history of success. A professionally qualified individual (ACA/ACCA/CIMA), or suitably qualified by vocational experience, you’ll need a solid background in supervising staff, preparation of financial and management reports, up to date knowledge of accounting standards and budgetary controls, and most certainly a natural leadership style. It’s a big job, but a rewarding one, and well suited to a driven FC who cares about their colleagues as much as their clients. 

Interested? Great, I’d love to tell you more. For a confidential, informal chat, or to move straight to application, please contact Elle Benjamin in confidence, quoting reference EB7943.  


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