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Financial Controller


Job Description:

Job title – Financial controller

Location – South Shields

Salary - £45-50k


This opportunity is for a successful finance manager/financial controller who is seeking a new project to get their teeth into whilst enjoying the unique culture our client boasts.

A cash rich company with a solid 3-, 5- and 10-year plan is looking for their new FC to help them evolve and grow.

Reporting directly to the MD and with a seat firmly on the senior leadership team – this role demands an ambitious, forward-thinking individual with a proven track record of, delivering financial goals in a similar environment.

This opportunity is certainly a fantastic move for the right person - If you are a personable individual who loves people as much as you love numbers – please read on…


Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Supports the MD and board in the formulation of business strategy.
  • Identifies and signposts actionable steps on route to achieving company goals.
  • Monitors the ongoing achievement against strategy together with the reformulation of strategy when appropriate. Uses data to set future targets.
  • Review the ROCE on all investments, ensure funds are available and performance is measured.
  • Reviews commercial decisions to assess the efficacy of all contracts before they are put in place.
  • Acts as the gatekeeper for promotional ROI in both retail and wholesale.
  • Assisting management with day-to-day IT matters and liaising with external consultants, as required.
  • Delivers timely and accurate financial information to the Board.
  • Provides weekly/monthly management reports to the senior team and other relevant stakeholders which informs on progress vs. budget together with recommendations for next steps/actions.
  • Responsible for all financial issues, planning, budgeting, financial reporting, corporate governance, and statutory compliance.
  • Rolling program for updating material and labour costs within product costings. The BOMs are accurately maintained.
  • Prepare monthly management accounts to enable the directors to monitor the financial performance of the business
  • Prepare VAT returns to ensure compliance with HM Revenue and Customs, in line with Post Brexit requirements.
  • Provide information for the external audit to enable the auditors to complete their review as efficiently as possible.
  • Manage the bank reconciliation to ensure visibility and control of the business cash situation
  • Monitor and chase up outstanding debtors to ensure customer payment on time in line with credit terms
  • Manage cashflow to ensure the business will have sufficient cash to meet future obligations.
  • Control revenue and costs to ensure the business maximises the potential profit. Periodic review of all costings is completed.


Skills and experience:


  • ACCA/CIMA/ICAEW qualified, or part-qualified and actively working towards qualification.
  • Sage 200 & Sage Manufacturing.
  • Advanced IT skills.
  • Product costing knowledge & experience.
  • Excellent analytical & numerical abilities.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Effective communicator.
  • Effective people management.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines.
  • Flexibility & ‘Hands on’ accounting.



Why Apply? 


- Join at a pivotal moment, allowing you to make real change and enjoy success. 

- Form a relationship with a fantastic MD who will give you the trust and autonomy to carry out your role as you see fit. 

- Join a culture of 'People first' 

  • Job Type

    Permanent, Full Time

  • Work Authorisation


  • Industry Sector Finance

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