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Financial Controller (Urgent!)



Ref JVS9702

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Financial Controller (Urgent!) - Plymouth - Circa: £55-60,000 

We’ve got a challenge on our hands! Our client wants to appoint quickly. Very quickly. Possibly within the next 7 days. Applicants for this interesting opportunity must be prepared for a very fast turnaround from CV submission, to interview and to potential appointment. 

Trial Balance Consulting are delighted have been exclusively engaged by a new client, a genuinely exciting start-up business operating in an environmentally focussed industry sector.  The company has developed an innovative piece of machinery with accompanying processes that have caught the attention of a number of prospective major customers and external investors. The company have tasked us with sourcing a Financial Controller and the role represents an exceptional opportunity to join a company that is likely to grow very quickly under the management of a very experienced board team. This is a full time, permanent position to be based at the company’s headquarters in Plymouth. 

Reporting to the company’s CFO, the successful candidate will lead the day-to-day operational finance function for the business, with a clear vision of recruiting and developing a dedicated accounting team. Key responsibilities to include: 

- Maintain and develop a full range of robust financial controls, systems and policies prioritising rapid growth in revenue

- Production of high quality management reports with accompanying commentary for CFO

- Complete management of the AP/AR and transactional function 

- Develop long term relationships with key external stakeholders

- Produce high quality consolidation accounts and reconciliations 

- Produce budgeting and forecasting packs 

- Develop high quality capital project material 

- VAT reporting and general HMRC statutory compliance 

- Oversee the monthly payroll function 

- Work closely with the SMT on a range of ongoing business projects

The candidate we’re searching for: Probably (but not essentially), trained and professionally qualified (ACA/ACCA/CIMA), with solid commercial experience ideally gained within the engineering, construction or manufacturing sectors. Experience gained with a start-up or tech business would hit the jackpot, but all sector experience considered. The role calls for sound technical accounting experience in the traditional sense but more importantly, commercial awareness that can be honed to a rapidly evolving business. The CFO anticipates this person quickly developing the finance function and growing the team. The business is highly technology focussed utilising a number of digital accounting tools and APIs linked to Xero. Strong people management skills, the ability to communicate effectively across multiple departments and external stakeholders will be requisite. Most importantly, we’re searching for a super-dynamic, forward thinker with a problem-solving attitude: Somebody that wants to make things better, that wants to see things grow, and somebody that wants to develop a long-term career with a highly motivated and energetic senior management team. 

Curious? We hope so. For further details and to apply to this interesting proposition, please contact Jay Vilarrubi-Smith quoting reference JVS9702 without delay - our clients wants CVs yesterday…    

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