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Financial Controller



Ref SR7200

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Financial Controller - Barnstaple - £negotiable

Every recruitment opportunity that we are assigned to assist with has its own unique selling points. Some are more obvious than others and sometimes we need to dig deep to identify these USP’s. We don’t have that difficulty here; for an ambitious and motivated Financial Controller, this opportunity will tick all of the boxes. 

Trial Balance Consulting have been exclusively reassigned by our long-term client, a highly successful retail services business with headquarters located in Barnstaple. They’re a long established and continuously growing business, with products and services sold to hundreds of thousands of customers each year, throughout the southwest and beyond. With a turnover exceeding £50M and increasing year-on-year, they are primed for further expansion and seek to recruit an experienced Financial Controller to assist in this business growth. 

This is a brand-new role that reports directly to the Finance Director and supervises a small accounting team. The FC will take a lead position in the day to day control of the accounting lifecycle to include the regular production of both management and statutory accounts and the supervision of all transactional accounting controls. The FD is very receptive to new ideas and open to developing and implementing process improvements, and harnessing modern technology. Key responsibilities to include: 

- Production of weekly, monthly and quarterly management reports

- Financial accounting to ensure statutory compliance and to assist with annual audit

- Maintenance of company ledgers

- VAT reporting and posting

- Cash & BACS management

- Reporting & Analysis

- Assisting the FD with annual budgeting

- Overseeing payroll

What we’re looking for: The key here is ambition and drive. We are specifically shortlisting candidates with the aptitude to step up into a number two position, but with the experience, credentials, and most importantly attitude, to go on to step up again to a number one position. The potential for the Financial Controller to quite quickly develop to Finance Director level is very real, so this is no ordinary finance opportunity. You’ll need to be a professionally qualified individual (ACA/ACCA/CIMA), and possess similar experience gained within a senior Management/Financial accounting capacity or as a Finance Manager/Financial Controller. We’re completely open on sector background.  

This employer is keen to get this recruitment project moving quickly and interviews are to be arranged on receipt of suitably experienced candidate CVs. For further details and to apply, please contact Steve Roach quoting reference SR7200. All applications will be treated in the strictest of confidence and a detailed role specification will be made available to shortlisted candidates. 

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