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Financial Controller

Hays Senior Finance
County Durham, England, Darlington
GBP45000.00 - GBP50000.00 per annum + 25 days + BH, progression to FD
Closing date
29 Dec 2022

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Retail and wholesale
Salary band
£40,000 - £50,000, £50,000 - £60,000
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working?
From our office
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Job Details

Entrepreneurial business

I met a Finance Director of an entrepreneurial business in Darlington - he's looking to recruit a Financial Controller.

If you were to meet him too, I'm confident you'd feel welcomed and comfortable - I laughed and feel I got to know him well pretty quickly.

You know when someone just says it how it is?
It's refreshing, isn't it?

This is a great position for you if you're qualified or nearly there and want to be shown the ropes and supported into the job.

It's not often you meet someone who says, 'the person we recruit will not be expected to make many contributions within the first 3-6 months as they'll be settling in'.

Nothing too complex when it comes to the accounts - accuracy, improvements, and deadlines are top priorities.

When you're working for this employer, you'll be given full exposure to the business and the chance to progress to FD as he moves into an MD role.

The finance is 'not complex' - they have high volumes of transactions and as they have over 90 shops, cash and banking are a top priority.

It's an involved role - they want you to take the first few months getting to know the business and team before expecting you to contribute - I thought he came across as very fair, honest, and approachable/friendly.

They have 25 people based in Darlington HQ and 450 in total.

Finance consists of FD, FC, an Assistant Accountant, 1 in HR/Payroll, 2 in purchase ledger, and 1 in credit control.

You'll be communicating and working with all levels of staff - from retail managers/workers through to the c-suite board level.

It's got a 'family feel' - they all get on, and many have worked with the team for 10+ years.

You'll be responsible for finance, month-end, stock, variances, budgeting, forecasting, management packs, HMRC, and helping the team - ensuring accuracy and deadlines are met.

If you like variety, this will give you that as you'll be also working with KPIs, completing analysis - fine detail and overview. There are not many variables - more of a quick analysis.

93 business units and it's a simple business model that works very well.

For more information, reach out to Lindsey Hazle, at Hays Darlington.

Also available on LinkedIn.

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At Hays we invest in lifelong partnerships that empower people and businesses to succeed. With over 50 years’ success under our belts and a workforce of 10,000+ people across 32 countries, we’ve evolved to put our customers at the heart of everything we do.

From CFO to Newly Qualified, we work with talented finance professionals and match them with organisations where they can achieve a lasting impact.

So much more than specialist recruiters in accounting and finance, what really sets us apart is our knowledge through scale, deep understanding and our ability to meaningfully innovate for our customers. All our consultants have strong relationships across the industry and the support of our extensive global network. That’s why organisations of all types and sizes – from international blue chips to SMEs – trust us to find the people who can help transform their business.

So, whether you want something local or international, permanent, or interim, we have the breadth of coverage and the depth of understanding to help you find it.

We have specialist recruitment teams in the following areas:

  • Corporate Governance
  • Credit Control
  • Part-Qualified Accountant
  • Payroll
  • Public Practice Accounting
  • Public Services Accounting
  • Senior Finance – Qualified
  • Support, Ledgers & Bookkeeping
  • Tax & Treasury

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