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Financial Controller

Michael Page
Lancashire, England
GBP55000 - GBP65000 per annum + plus up to 25% bonus
Closing date
17 Feb 2023

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Manufacturing and engineering
Salary band
£50,000 - £60,000, £60,000 - £70,000
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly office

Job Details

PE backed business based in Lancashire who want to hire an ambitious Financial Controller. Up to £65k plus a 25% bonus and hydbrid working

Client Details

I am working with growing PE backed business based in Lancashire who want to hire an ambitious Financial Controller to support them through exciting period of growth. They are market leader and supply to household names. They value their employees and have created a collaborative working culture.


The role reports in to an impressive Finance Director and has 3 direct reports, a Management Accountant, Payroll Advisor and Purchase Ledger Clerk. This will enhance going forward to incorporate sales ledger and possibility procurement. Finance system used is access dimensions (not that that matters too much as can all be learnt!). Further development of role would be more commercial work to include forecasts, budgets and pricing. There is also a BI function that would become part of this role which you will require driving and also assist with improving systems/ processes and removing some of the manual unnecessary processes that occur.

  • Accurately preparing consolidated management accounts
  • Responsibility for balance sheet control
  • Cash flow management
  • Overseeing payroll and timesheets
  • Leading the budgeting and forecasting
  • Lead in the development and improvement of processes, controls and systems to ensure they are fit for purpose as the business continues to grow
  • Ensuring best practice governance is maintained, including fillings to relevant authorities
  • Being the first point of contact for external auditors


  • Qualified finance professional (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)
  • Commercial experience with budgeting, forecasting and/or pricing
  • Experience in a role/business where you have driven change
  • Experience of cash flow management
  • Minimum of 2 years of post-qualification experience in industry
  • Experience in a hands on role
  • Excellent numerical and communication skills
  • Experience of improving systems, controls and reporting

Job Offer

  • Up to £65,000 salary
  • Annual bonus based on budget achievement (current structure is 90% budget =15%, 100% budget = 20%, 110% budget = 25%)
  • Death in service
  • Private healthcare
  • Hybrid working (3 days on site)
  • 25 days holiday
  • Pension: 5% employee, 3% employer


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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