Financial Controller


  • £50000 - £60000 per annum
  • Ferndown
  • Posted: 22/05/2024
  • Permanent
  • Job Ref: 387148500

Job Details

Sheridan Maine are working exclusively with a leading client on the edge of the New Forest, to recruit an experienced and detail-oriented Financial Controller to join their business and support their growth plans.

As Financial Controller within this Group of companies, you will play a crucial role in managing the financial operations, ensuring compliance, and providing strategic insights across the group.   You will have a strong background in accounting and finance, excellent analytical skills, whilst being able to work in a dynamic evolving environment supporting the development of financial processes and systems. You must also be a good communicator and have the ability to manage the work of others.

Key areas of responsibility for the Financial Controller:

  • Financial Management;
    • Oversee all accounting operations, including accounts receivable, accounts payable, general ledger, cost accounting, inventory accounting, and revenue recognition.
    • Coordinate and direct the preparation of budgets, financial forecasts, and variance reports.
    • Prepare and publish timely monthly financial statements.
  • Compliance and Reporting;
    • Ensure compliance with legal reporting requirements and tax filings.
    • Research technical accounting issues to maintain compliance.
    • Support month-end and year-end close processes.
  • Internal Controls and Policies;
    • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to strengthen internal controls.
    • Monitor quality control over financial transactions and reporting.
  • Risk Management;
    • Identify and manage financial risks.
    • Implement effective risk mitigation strategies.
  • Additional Duties;
    • Assist in the management of group company accounting personnel activities and performance.
    • Provide others with technical/expert support as required.
    • Adapt to the organisation’s evolving needs by taking on other controller duties as necessary.

Experience and Requirements needed in this role:
  • Advanced degree in Accounting or Qualified ACCA/ACA/CIMA.
  • Proven working experience as a Financial Controller or within a similar role.
  • At least 5 years of combined accounting and finance experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures.
  • Experience with creating financial statements and general ledger functions.
  • Proficiency in accounting software usage and administration.
  • Aptitude to work as part of a team and as a team leader.

What's on Offer:
  • Hybrid working, PMI, Pension.
  • Professional and personal development opportunities.
  • Rewarding and motivating environment.
  • Ability to fashion and develop the role.

You are required to be eligible to work in the UK full time without restriction.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive it is not always possible to respond to unsuccessful applicants. Therefore, if we have not responded to your application within five days please assume that on this occasion your application has not been successful.


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