EB5514: Financial Controller

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Financial Controller


Newton Abbot


Full Time

ref: EB5514

Vacancy at interview stage/on hold - Enquiries from suitably experienced applicants welcome.

We don’t have a job description for this brand new opportunity. Why? Because if you’re the successful candidate, you’ll be designing and building your own job from the ground up and that’ll probably include your job title and salary too!

It’s definitely one of the most interesting and exciting client assignments for some time.

We’ve recently met with the company’s directors and their excitement and passion was infectious. We stayed for almost two hours; discussing the role, learning about the business and it’s envisaged growth, even sampling their products. If you’re an incredibly driven accountant who wants to help take a hugely successful business through supersonic growth, you should probably read on.

The company: Based in Newton Abbot (with parking), the business is a well established manufacturer of both consumer and commercial products. They’ve been around for quite a few years and business has been good. At the moment they’re turning over around five million pounds, but there are some big changes coming up and the order book is full, so the objective now is double that in the next few years. Their market is booming and these guys are leading it.

The job: It’s a brand new, finance-number-one appointment that sits immediately on the senior management team. You’ll report to… No, scrap that. You’ll openly share your ideas and thoughts with the company directors but you’ll be well known and respected by all of the company’s fifty or so employees. That’s because it’s an incredibly commercial role where product costings and manufacturing processes will play a huge part in the continued success of the business. You’ll need to lead and influence the staff in all departments. Your department is already staffed by two experienced accounts staff but you’ll probably want to give some thought to recruitment as things are about to get busy. It sounds as though their IT systems are pretty streamlined, but if you think there’s a better way then you’ll be taking on systems implementation too.

The person: Finding the right attitude and personality fit is top of the wish list. Obviously you’ll be a good accountant, probably with a title similar to Financial Controller, but you’ll want more… perhaps Finance Director maybe? Did we mention that the business directors are keen to offer a future directorship to the right person? We think you’ll be qualified (ACA/ACCA/CIMA), but we’re open minded on that, and perhaps more importantly so is the employer. You’ll definitely need to be a manufacturing guru though, really understanding product costings, procurement and logistics. This is a bit more than a 9-5 job. That doesn’t mean you’ll be working 15 hours per day, but you’ll want to see things through and get things done properly. At the end of the day your job, salary and potentially your share options will depend on it.

We’ve got this one exclusively so you won’t be battling against dozens of candidates to get noticed. Time isn’t necessarily on our side though, the directors want to see CVs ASAP. If you think you’re the unicorn that we’re looking for, get in touch with Elle Benjamin quoting reference EB5514. Confidentiality assured.


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