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Group Financial Conroller



Ref SR9611

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Group Financial Controller - Plymouth - £60-£70k DOE

Ever dreamt of building your own grand design? Let’s imagine you’ve secured a great plot in a truly beautiful location and you’ve found an amazing team of architects and builders to work with you and support your ideas. Now it’s down to you to design and project manage every detail of the build. Sounds great. Even better, let’s say your plot is so vast that you’ve got the potential to build your house even bigger as you come up with new ideas and plans over the coming years. 

This is the vocational equivalent of a ground up grand design. A career opportunity that looks great in its current form, but with potential to develop into something completely out of this world. Trial Balance Consulting have been assigned by a repeat client, a business that has grown at an extraordinary speed and shows no sign of slowing down. With a head count that has increased from less than 30 to almost 150 over just a few years, it now turns over in excess of £10M in the UK alone.

It’s time to bring in a dedicated Group Financial Controller, a brand-new position with the company which is of pivotal importance. Operating in the highly lucrative marine sector, our client has a stronghold in the UK, US and European markets, working with some of the most recognisable brand names in the industry. Headed up by a young, energetic and extremely entrepreneurial board of directors, this is no ordinary FC role. It’s an opportunity to shape and develop a seriously efficient finance function from the ground up and designed to facilitate accelerated growth on a global scale. The role has the potential to be a career game changer. 

We’ll spare you a bulleted list of responsibilities because the right candidate will already know what needs to happen here. The challenge is sourcing an individual with the technical skills of a commercial Financial Controller, coupled with the willingness to be involved in all elements of the accounting lifecycle. You have to be prepared to roll your sleeves up!

What we’re looking for: Almost certainly a professionally qualified individual (ACA/ACCA/CIMA), with experience gained in a number 1 or 2 capacity in a business operating above audit threshold. Commercial and strategic experience gained in a multi-layer company trading across an international landscape and working in multiple currencies. Somebody with exceptional leadership, supervisory and team development skills. An FC with high level technology skills and the ability to design, implement and develop ultra-efficient accounting systems and processes. Experience gained in the marine sector wouldn’t go unnoticed, but neither would exceptional commercial experience gained elsewhere. 

The real key here is sourcing a candidate with a natural talent to make things happen, make things bigger and better, and without the need to have their hand held every step of the way. It’s an incredible opportunity for a genuinely ambitious and motivated individual, either operating at FC level right now, or feeling like they’re ready for a challenge at an altogether different level. 

Interested? Great, but you don’t have long to think about applying; our client wants a small shortlist of exceptional candidates ASAP. Please apply to Alex Callister or Steve Roach quoting reference SR9611 for an informal and entirely confidential chat. 

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