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Financial Controller

Financial Controller

Salary Guide £30-£35k

Location-South Hams

The Company

We are actively recruiting an experienced financial controller for a thriving commercial business located in the South Hams area. Reporting to the Managing Director, the financial controller is responsible for the day to day management of all accounting functions of the business. This is a customer focused business, a leader in its chosen markets with rapidly growing sales, we are seeking a hands-on financial controller who can fully contribute to the development of company financial strategy across all business areas. This is no number crunching finance role we are looking for someone who can offer great flexibility and take on a significant role in this innovative entrepreneurial led company, implement and embed robust financial control. The successful candidate will support the MD closely in the strategic direction of the business through the provision of timely and accurate financial information, insight and challenge for effective decision making and control being fully responsible for verifying that strong financial controls are in place, ensuring a robust financial reporting and forecasting processes are in place.

You will be a qualified accountant (CIMA/ACCA) or part qualified with extensive Excel skills, a strong personable communicator with proven experience in a similar role.


  • Preparation of budgets and forecast reports.
  • Preparing consolidated monthly management accounts, related financial statistics, variances and projections.
  • Dealing with all Audit and Taxation matters.
  • Preparation of agenda and reports for Board meetings, attendance at Board meetings and preparation of Minutes.
  • Preparation and review of cash flow, cash flow reports and account reconciliations.
  • Payroll processing and administration for salaried and hourly paid staff.
  • Overseeing and involvement in all accounting functions including computerised nominal ledger, purchase ledger and sales ledger, income summaries, stock counts, cash book and fixed assets register.
  • Carry out fixed asset and stock inventory check.
  • Debtor management and credit control.
  • Providing returns to the tax authorities including VAT Returns, payment of PAYE and NI, P45s, P46s, P35s, CT600s, CT61s.
  • Capital and development expenditure and cash flow forecasting thereof.
  • Extensive use of Excel modelling.
  • Supervise the safe storage, transportation and collection of cash or other company funds.
  • Preparation of weekly business summaries, cash reports and flash reports to Managing Director.
  • Preparation of income summaries.
  • Ensure that all staff are paid on time and that proper staff records are maintained.
  • Obtaining bank statement information and reconciling all accounts.
  • Responsibility for Health and Safety in the accounts office.
  • You may be required to train as a company first aider and administer first aid to employees and clients if necessary.


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