Financial Controller

Job Title: Financial Controller
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Blackpool, Lancashire
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Start Date: 13/08/2020
Reference: 14105452/001_1597326717
Contact Name: Olivia Greer
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 13, 2020 14:52

Job Description

Great role as a number 2 reporting into a fantastic FD.

Looking for a practice trained, technically strong Finance Manager.

Client Details

Our impressive Blackpool based client are a true North West success story.

Having grown consistently, the business is now pat of a larger group with ambitious growth plans. The company is a great example of a vibrant work place that offers the 'family feel' of an SME, with the complexities / security of a global company.

Operating in an industry that is COVID secure and in fact has experienced a surge in demand in their sector, this is a brilliant business with great growth prospects.

The business is part of a group so we are looking for applicants who can work in a matrix environment able to manage different stakeholders well.


The key responsibilities for this Head of Finance role based close to Blackpool are as follows:

- Team management of a team of 4-5 staff

- Day to day management of the finance function

- Over see month end and year end

- Lead on audit / statutory / tax responsibilities

- Group consolidations

- Ensure the numbers are accurate and maintain systems

- Add value and input to improve current systems and processes

- Be a key part of the team as the business continues to thrive excellent in the finance team


The successful candidate for this Financial Controller role based close to Blackpool will be:

- A fully qualified, practice trained accountant ACA OR ACCA (no QBE or Part Qualified applicants I am afraid)

- Have experience of working in finance manager level roles post leaving practice

- A brilliant communicator

- Able to manage a team of 5

- Have an ability to build rapport with a range of stakeholders

- Be a technically strong accountant able to take a lead on year end requirements and group consolidations

- Have solid statutory reporting and tax knowledge

- Have experience of closing month end accounts in a timely and accurate manner

- Be able to work in a fast paced, growing industry; a smaller part of a larger, global group

Job Offer

This Blackpool based Finance Manager role can offer a salary of £50,000 - £60,000 dependent on experience + a range of brilliant employee benefits.