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Financial Controller

Michael Page
Bristol, England
Closing date
13 Oct 2022

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Science and technology
Salary band
£70,000 - £80,000, £80,000 - £90,000
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly office
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Job Details

Reporting to the Finance Director, the Financial Controller will be responsible for all aspects of monthly and yearly internal & external financial reporting, transactional finance, budget and forecasts preparation, as well as ownership of internal control policies and procedures. Hands on management of tasks and staff will be essential for this role. You will also be required to report to Board level and interact with the business on a regular basis.

Client Details

Michael Page are working in partnership with a Private Equity backed SME with a 20% growth year on year. They have an acquisitive nature and are looking for a Financial Controller to assist the Finance Director with the overall management of the finance department.


Reporting to the Finance Director, the Financial Controller is required to develop and maintain the core financial control framework across the Division. Driving Finance into the business, the role will be responsible for:

  • Cashflow responsibility for the unit, ensuring that short term management of cash is prioritised with Group
  • Senior leader within the overall Group
  • Timely, accurate management information, running the month end process including relevant Balance Sheet reconciliations
  • Documented processes and controls for the profit and loss accounts and applicable balance sheets across all divisional operations, inputting into the Chart of Accounts & product coding process where necessary
  • Full departmental reporting of overheads, including review with Executive Directors and the Group Finance Director
  • Revenue, Tail and National Network Cost of Sales and Gross Profit analysis and reconciliations across the operations ensuring that revenue recognition is in line with group policies
  • Revenue and overhead forecasting & reporting using Group format and standards
  • VAT returns for all entities


Key requirements:

  • High commercial awareness and attention to detail
  • The ability to explain complex financial information to finance and non-finance personnel
  • Passionate about using technology to drive efficiencies in finance teams
  • Strong people management skills to ensure a productive, efficient, happy team environment
  • Ability to identify, investigate and correct anomalies to facilitate better information provision
  • Rounded knowledge of all areas of the finance function and the interdependencies required
  • A good knowledge of financial control frameworks and an ability to assess processes for compliance
  • Ability to deputise for Finance Director in their absence.
  • Willingness to contribute, when appropriate, in strategic discussions
  • Good knowledge of up to date legislation and accounting regulations
  • Organisational and team managerial skills to run and drive month and year end
  • Strong work ethic - comfortable working to tight deadlines and working under pressure
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to persuade and influence at all levels
  • Organised with an ability to present detailed/complex information in an exec format
  • Self-starter

Job Offer

Attractive package


Michael Page specialises in the permanent, temporary and interim recruitment of qualified accountants. In fact, our organisation was founded to provide selection and recruitment services for accounting professionals and has been a market leader in this field for more than 35 years.

We have earned the trust of clients in industry and commerce, the banking and financial services markets and the public and not-for-profit sector. We also have an exemplary track record of completing assignments for everyone from small, boutique practices to the Big Four firms.

Michael Page has pioneered a unique, consultative approach to recruitment, enabling us to find the best fit between our client’s needs and the candidate’s experience and abilities. With an emphasis on delivering results and establishing long-term relationships, our consultants waive commission in favour of quarterly profit share – that means impartial career advice and an entire team pulling together on your behalf.

Many of our consultants have a background in accounting and finance – that’s real, grass roots expertise at your disposal. Combine that with the global reach you get from a company that has over 164 offices in 34 countries and you’re looking at a pretty formidable package.

We are confident no other consultancy is better qualified to help you make that crucial, next step in your career. Take this opportunity to browse our accounting, tax and treasury jobs to find out more about our specific expertise:
• Industry and commerce
• Financial services
• Public and not-for-profit
• Taxation
• Specialist markets
• Treasury
• Newly qualified ACA

Alternatively, if you're looking to hire, please send us a job brief or get in touch to find out how our track record could add value to your recruitment process”

Visit the Michael Page website for more information

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