Financial Controller, Altrincham, Cheshire - Accountancy Recruit

Financial Controller, Altrincham, Cheshire

Altrincham, North West
Full-Time (permanent)
£65000 - £70000 Per Annum

posted: 22nd May 2024

Accountancy Recruit is partnering a professional services business based in Altrincham to recruit a Financial Controller. As a result of continued expansion and growth across Europe and the US an opportunity has arisen to join the leadership team overseeing the financial function and operations whilst also supporting the growth strategy. This role would suit an experienced Management Accountant ready to step up, a Finance Manager or Financial Controller looking for a new challenge.

The Financial Controller will manage a team of 3 and oversee the day to day operations within finance both in a hands on capacity but also operating at a more strategic level.

The Financial Controller will have the following responsibilities:

  • Manage the finance team, overseeing output, monitoring performance and developing the team through strong mentoring.
  • Oversight of monthly payroll, both internal and sub-contractors including sales commissions.
  • Production of monthly management accounts for both company and department using Xero.
  • Preparation of adhoc reports as required for the leadership team or bank etc.
  • Submission of quarterly/annual VAT and corporation tax returns & payments.
  • Business partner with the leadership team to produce the annual budget.
  • Production of profit/revenue reporting as required to demonstrate performance of the business and individual sales performance against targets and budget.
  • Review of credit control function, debt reduction and cash allocation.
  • Oversight of invoicing process to ensure accurate and timely invoicing to clients. Dealing with multi currencies.
  • Managing the relationship with bank and external lenders and manage bank accounts.
  • Oversight of liaison with invoice finance partners to ensure all credit control/client payment issues are resolved seamlessly.
  • Identify automation opportunities to drive efficiency within the finance function.
  • Analysis and reporting of costs within the business, providing commentary on trends and recommendations for improvements.
  • Analysing suppliers and re-negotiating contracts to ensure best prices.
    Implement medium and long-term planning highlighting recommendations for most cost-effective supplier options.
    Overseeing medium to long-term quality compliance, investigation and potential implementation of ISO in the business
    Management of assigned facilities management of the office.

To be successful in this role the FC will have the following experience:

  • Qualified Accountant.
  • Proven experience in team leading.
  • Experience in professional services required.
  • FX experience preferred.
  • Experience of using Xero preferred and technology focussed with the ability to identify areas for automation.

The salary advertised for this role is a guideline and the salary offered will be commensurate with experience.


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