Return to the full jobs list

Financial Controller



Ref EB9445

We‘ve filled this role subject to candidate commencement and/or successful probation completion. Get in touch to learn about alternative opportunities.

Exclusive to Trial Balance Consulting

Financial Controller - Truro - £50,000 - £58,000

What is it that drives somebody to hit the apply button when reviewing a vacancy listing? Improved remuneration and benefits? Career development? Responsibility? Leadership potential? A balance of challenge vs reward? The prospect of working with a highly respected employer? All of those points and more? If you’re a senior finance professional in West Cornwall and one or more of those apply to you, please read on.  

Trial Balance are delighted to have been exclusively engaged to source an experienced Financial Controller to join a highly successful and recognisable Cornish services business based on the outskirts of Truro. The opportunity has come-about due to retirement and our client is keen to ensure a handover period with the successful candidate. This is a pivotal role within the company and one where the successful candidate will join at senior management level and assume responsibility for the group accounting function. The business has experienced considerable growth in recent years and has acquired several additional sites in the Southwest.   

Reporting to the Managing Director and liaising closely with the board of directors and multiple external stakeholders, the successful candidate will also assume lead support and mentorship of a small accounting team. Key features of the role to include: 

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

- Ensure compliance to all relevant reporting standards

- Identify and implement 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

- 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), 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 EB9445.  

Return to the full jobs list

Not the right opportunity for you? Don't give up just yet! Not all of our clients opportunities go to the public domain - please get in touch, Trial Balance may still be able to help.