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Financial Controller No 1 in Finance

Financial Controller No 1 in Finance

Posted 18 May by Steamer Trading Easy Apply Featured Ended

Permanent, full-time


Steamer Trading are the market leading specialist cookshop retailer with 42 stores nationally and two e-commerce sites with a turnover of around £30m. Their head office and finance team are based in Lewes.

Role Following the streamlining of operations the business is looking to appoint a Financial Controller to manage the finance function and its service to the business helping to drive profits and cashflow. Reporting to the CEO/MD owner you will be responsible for delivering interpreted MI and commercial support to the senior management team. The role is supported by a Payroll Assistant and an Accounts Manager and their staff(2.5 FTE). We are looking for candidates who have a recognised accountancy qualification or QBE. You may have worked for an SME business and must be willing to get involved in all aspects of financial management.

Key responsibilities:

- Develop MI to assist the senior management team drive the business forward.

- Manage and motivate the finance team in a demanding retail environment.

- Develop budget, forecast and business model.

- Identify opportunities to improve profitability through shop and cost analysis.

- Manage audit process and accounts production

- Provide Company Secretarial, insurance, HR and other ad hoc support and analysis.

- Providing required information to the Board and Banks/funders.

Skills and Experience


  • Qualified Accountant or QBE
  • Excellent Excel skills
  • Developed and delivered MI to business including monthly and annual accounts.
  • Commercial approach to driving profitability.
  • Staff management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills


  • Multi-site
  • Stock experience
  • Retail
  • Experience with sage or similar PC accounting system
  • Experience of producing management accounts in excel via download from system.

The ideal candidate will be an ambitious accountant keen to make a substantial difference to Steamer. This is an excellent opportunity to head up the finance team to help drive Steamer Trading forward.

Required skills

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Reporting

Reference: 35181004

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