Financial Controller

Posted 24 January by Anthony Cole Associates

An exceptionally fast growth business that is currently experiencing large scale development is currently seeking a Financial Controller to join the team. Anthony Cole Associates has been engaged to help find an exceptional candidate who is looking to step up into this role who has strong relevant experience in a fast growth SME environment.

Based in Guildford, the FC role is of strategic importance to the business - working closely with directors and the group Finance Director to ensure commercial rigour is applied to the business and that financial processes are fit for current and future purpose; giving advice on best practice and working with management colleagues to develop the department and it's systems to provide a solid base and an expandable platform. This means you will maintain and develop systems, procedures and reporting and improve overall efficiency and adherence to best practice.

The particular challenges of this role include dealing with multiple stakeholders, nurturing and mentoring a developing team and dealing with a high volume business that is expected to quadruple in 3 years.

Opportunities for the successful applicant will be to spearhead business change and team development; participate in growth trajectory of award winning business and be part of the Shared Success culture in the business for all participants.

The successful controller candidate should have a Bachelor's degree in accounting or business administration, or equivalent business experience and 3+ years of progressively responsible experience. Having good supervisory/management skills and being a real 'people person', you will be ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified with some post qualification experience is needed, the ideal candidate having experience in a fast growth SME business that is ideally VC/PE backed and any experience within Franchise structured or Logistics businesses would guarantee an interview.

Required skills

  • Controller
  • Logistics
  • Management
  • Reporting
  • Staff Management

Application questions

Have you experience working for a fast growth SME business?
Are you a fully qualified accountant with good people management skills?

Reference: 34310768

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