Financial Controller - SME

Job Title: Financial Controller - SME
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Worcestershire
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum
Start Date: 18/06/2020
Reference: 14099479/001_1592932551
Contact Name: Dan Atkins
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 23, 2020 18:15

Job Description

Michael Page is proud to work exclusively with a high growth, and cash rich SME in Worcestershire to secure a talented Financial Controller with FD potential.

Client Details

My client is a relatively simple, yet highly effective and profitable business based in Worcestershire. With an increasing footprint of customers around the world, this business is primed for expansion in the coming years. The local MD and Group FD have budgeted for double digit growth for the next 5 years and have a clear strategy to achieve these targets. The business, whilst part of a larger group, remains autonomous and entrepreneurial.


As the Financial Controller, you will take ownership and accountability for the day to day financial reporting and keep the MD and Group FD updated on trends and significant changes. Critically, you will be a business leader and someone that is given the autonomy and ability to make decisions. You will:

  • Lead a small team whilst remaining extremely hands-on
  • Develop the business plans and 3-5 years forecasts
  • Support the MD with both acquisitive and organic growth plans
  • Act as a genuine number two within the business
  • Ultimately control and direct the financial performance of the business


The ideal candidate will be someone who can work as a classic Financial Controller whilst demonstrating excellent business acumen. Also, you will need to be able to roll up your sleeves and to be hands-on where appropriate and not 'too important' to process journals, invoices or payroll. To be successful you will:

  • Have a sound financial background - ideally ACA, CIMA or ACCA
  • Demonstrate an appreciation for a divisional or SME set-up
  • Have excellent communication skills and emotional intelligence
  • Be able to grasp and share the wider business vision
  • Take accountability and ownership for the finances and the ultimate success of the business alongside the MD

Job Offer

£65,000 - £70,000 + bens